Grouport Series

Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Skills Group for BPD

Improve your relationships, reduce emotional suffering, manage your borderline personality disorder, and rediscover hope for the future by taking the first step in your journey toward total mastery of DBT skills.

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What is DBT?

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) helps you learn strategic new skills to replace behaviors and emotions that are causing friction in your daily life and relationships.

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What does this Grouport Series include?

This Series kicks off with an intensive DBT Core Principles course, which will help you begin to transform your mental health.

Every week you’ll join a close-knit group of individuals virtually who will provide encouragement and accountability as you explore DBT essentials.

The DBT Core Principles course is a required first step before you unlock the next Group Series group level, where we dive deeper into the methodology and practical applications that make DBT so successful.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!

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Meet your Therapists

Susana Potter, LMHC, BC-DMT, is a skilled psychotherapist with 14+ years of experience in the mental health field. She offers an embodied approach to counseling which goes beyond traditional talk therapy, by integrating unique techniques into her practice such as dance/movement therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, yoga and mindfulness.

Dr. Stephanie Scott, LMHC, has over 20 yrs of experience in individual, group, couple, and family therapy. She specializes primarily in trauma recovery, anxiety and mood disorders, and relationships. Dr. Scott's therapy style is authentic and supportive, as she strives to facilitate each client’s efforts to become the best version of themselves.

DBT Core Principles Curriculum

Week 1: Introductions & DBT Basics

  • Explore your priorities, goals, and values
  • Establish a vision for your life 
  • Review program expectations

Week 2: Dialectics - Principles & Applications

  • Review dialectic principles 
  • Learn to recognize tensions & conflicts
  • Find middle ground to avoid extremes

Week 3: Mindfulness - Mindfulness Myths & The Wise Mind

  • Explore the power of mindfulness
  • Learn to stay present in the moment 
  • Discover your “Wise Mind”

Week 4: Emotion Regulation - Changing Your Relationship to Emotions

  • Learn to identify and categorize emotions 
  • Recognize your emotional paths 
  • Create a healthy emotional environment

Week 5: Emotion Regulation - Techniques

  • Learn self-regulation techniques
  • Apply mindfulness to built a positive experience
  • Understand and connect with negative emotions

Week 6: Distress Tolerance - Guidelines for Use

  • Review the “distress guidelines” 
  • Learn to recognize and address emotional crisis

Week 7: Distress Tolerance - Techniques

  • Learn critical coping skills
  • Ease distress to focus on priorities, goals and values without distraction 
  • Create a proactive plan for managing distress

Week 8: Interpersonal Effectiveness - Building & Maintaining Strong Relationships

  • Learn to make and mend relationships 
  • Review essential listening skills
  • Find balance in healthy relationships grounded in self-respect

Week 9: Interpersonal Effectiveness - Techniques

  • Explore how to apply new skills to interpersonal relationships 
  • Practice conflict resolution
  • Discover the power of validation

Week 10: Cognitive Modification & Problem Solving

  • Use reason for emotional problem-solving
  • Learn to defuse intense emotions

Week 11: Dependences - Changing Behaviors & Urges

  • Understand dependences and recovery 
  • Explore dialectical abstinence 
  • Discover dependence resolutions and techniques 
  • Understand the need for a clear, wise mind

Week 12: Building a Satisfying Life - Everyday Care

  • Create and establish a plan for routine 
  • Find the balance between flexibility and routine
  • Learn to create daily satisfaction

AFTER COMPLETING THE DBT CORE PRINCIPLES COURSE,
you'll unlock the next Grouport Series levels where we will:

  • Dive deeper into the methodology and practical applications that make DBT so effective
  • Establish better, stronger boundaries
  • Create, grow & maintain healthier interpersonal relationships
  • Develop consistent emotional regulation
  • Discover renewed hope & peace for the future

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this course structured?

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You will have 1 weekly virtual session led by a licensed clinician with up to 15 classmates. You'll see the same faces each week, allowing you to feel more comfortable and accountable throughout your mental health healing journey.

How is this course billed?

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Your card will be billed $299 upfront for the first 3 months DBT Core Principles course and then $100 at the start of each month-long billing cycle thereafter. You may cancel your subscription at any time, but there are no refunds for any amount already paid. Get in touch at support@grouporttherapy.com with any questions.

How do I access the weekly sessions?

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You will receive a reminder email 24-hours before each weekly session that contains the unique Zoom meeting link to join.

What will I learn?

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Through this Grouport Series on Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, you'll learn strategic new skills to replace behaviors and emotions that are causing friction in your daily life and relationships. Check out the full 12-week curriculum for the DBT Core Principles course above.

What if I have to miss a session?

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If you are unable to attend a session one week, you will be able to read through the course manual at your leisure during the week to make sure you are up to speed for the following session.

Will there be any homework?

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Your therapist will assign you light weekly writing & reflection exercises to help you process all of the information throughout each week.

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