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Adolescent/Teens DBT Skills Training Group


Does your teen struggle with the following behaviors that could be affecting their Quality of Life:

  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Mood Swings
  • Self-abusive behavior 
  • Poor relationships with family and friends 
  • Complains of feeling "empty" 

This group is designed for adolescents/young adults (14 to 19) We provides an environment for you or your teen to learn and refine skills for daily coping. 

Each participant must be in individual therapy with a DBT or DBT- informed therapist. If your teen is not in individual therapy, a therapist will be referred to at our practice.

What: Core Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance Skills

When:   Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Time:     1:00pm to 2:30pm  (90 minutes)

Where:   19 West 34th Street, 11th Floor Suite TBD

Class Fee: $600/$75 per session for 8-week class 

This eight week group will cover Core Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance Skills. DBT Skills groups are based upon Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.’s Psychosocial Training for individuals with behavioral, emotional and cognitive instability.

Core Mindfulness is one of the core concepts behind all elements of DBT. It is considered a foundation for the other skills taught in DBT. Your teen will learn to focus on the present, reduce impulsivity and help them to participate fully in their lives.

Emotional Regulation teaches individuals how to identify emotions, reduce vulnerability to them, and reduce emotional suffering.

DBT will teach your teenager skills that she can use in their daily life 

  • Learn how to be in a healthy relationship  
  • Improve social, relationship, and communication skills
  • Increase self-awareness, insight and judgment
  • Regulate strong and intense emotions such as temper outburst
  • Decrease problematic, impulsive behaviors, temper outbursts
  • Have more control over his/her emotions and thus behaviors by learning to tolerate painful or difficult situations
  • Learn Assertiveness 
  • Decrease self -harming behavior
  • Reduce self- criticism

If you would like more information and schedule an intake interview, please call Eva Fernandez, LMFT at 646.881.4608.