DBT Skills Groups

100 techniques to help you manage your stress

 

From Amy, a past facilitator for DBT:

I’ve been teaching Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for about 10 years, and one of the things I love most is that the skills are so practical and useful.  As I tell my students, I don’t teach anything that I don’t find incredibly useful for myself

I got into DBT many years ago when I sat in on a group my colleague was teaching—I was immediately hooked!  DBT teaches us to live healthier, calmer, more fulfilling lives.  If you’ve ever felt stuck or hopeless about your ability to manage your emotions or be in healthy relationships, DBT is for you.  Every time you come to group, you walk away with a new skill or concept. 

The groups we have at UNCA are a lot of fun, and the members have been a great support to each other.  I know that coming to groups can be intimidating for people, since you’re showing up and interacting with people you likely don’t know, and you worry that you’ll have to share deeply personal things about your life.  Sharing the personal stuff is an option, of course, but not an expectation. 

It’s helpful to think of DBT as more of a class than a group—a class where you get to have fun with other students, think outside the box, and practice skills that help you cope with the tough situations of life.

Please contact James Posedel if you are interested or have any questions. We look foward to meeting you!