DBT Program

 

DBT Program Services

Individual DBT sessions | iSkills Training | Advanced DBT Groups | Stage 2 Trauma Therapy – EMDR, ART, DBT-Exposure Therapy | ADHD counselling

Achievable Results Through Evidence-Based Practice. Our therapists are trained in DBT with Behavioral Tech, A Linehan Institute Training Company.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

WE PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE DBT PROGRAM for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.  Persons with ADHD and Complex Trauma also benefit from Stage 1 DBT skills training and are welcome to attend this portion of the program.

  • A comprehensive assessment conducted by the primary DBT therapist (90 minutes)
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • DBT Skills Training Groups and iDBT
  • Advanced DBT Group
  • Telephone Coaching (15 minutes for crisis situations)
  • Consultation Team
  • Stage 2 Trauma Therapy and Interpersonal process-oriented groups
  • Online groups for residents of Saskatchewan and Alberta

Our Therapists

  • Work closely as a community of practice providing a team approach.
  • Have Foundational and Advanced Intensive training with The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech.
  • Are experienced in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders.
  • Meet as a group for yearly manual studies and group training to continually upgrade skills and knowledge.
  • Provide training in DBT and trauma-informed therapy.
  • Provide field education for practicum students and residents.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY 

DBT SKILLS TRAINING GROUPS

  • On Site Cochrane
      • Tuesday   5:45- 8:00pm
      • Thursday 4:00- 6:15pm
      • Saturday 1:00- 3:15pm 
  • Saskatoon iDBT (on-line)
      • Platform: ZOOM
      • Wednesday 5:45- 8:00pm
  • Duration
      • The groups run for 24 weeks, divided into three modules.
      • New members join every 8 weeks.
  • Topics
      • Mindfulness
      • Distress Tolerance
      • Emotion regulation
      • Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  • Cost
      •  $90 per session
  • Therapists 
      • Dr. Sarah LaRocque
      • Yuko Yoshinami (On site)
      • Dr. Carl Adrian (On site – group only)
      • Taylor Muller (On site)

ADVANCED DBT GROUP

  • On Site Cochrane
      •  Thursday 6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  iDBT (on-line)
      • Platform: ZOOM
      • Thursday 6:30- 8:00pm
  • Duration
      • This group is open-ended.
      • Group members attend as long as the group is helpful.
  • Topics
      • Middle path
      • Behavioural strategies
      • Advanced interpersonal skills.
      • This group also provides opportunities to address Stage II trauma issues, including closeness and making connections.
  • Cost
      • $90 per session
  • Therapists  
      • Yuko Yoshinami – Cochrane
      • Dr. Sarah LaRocque – Online

DBT SKILLS FOR ADOLESCENTS

This skills group is offered to adolescents in joint group sessions. The group teaches members to identity interpersonal goals and what gets in the way of being skillful.

  • Who would benefit
      • Adolescents struggling with mental health concerns.
      • Age Group: 14-17
  • On Site Cochrane
      •  Saturday 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Duration
      • 24 Weeks
  • Cost
      • $90 per session
  • Therapist
      • Taylor Muller
  • Group Goals
      • Mindfulness skills: helps individuals to be more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and urges, and better able to focus their attention. 
      • Distress Tolerance skills: teaches reality acceptance skills and helps individuals get through difficult moments without making things worse.
      • Emotion Regulation skills: increases positive emotions in the short and long term, and reduces emotional vulnerability.
      • Interpersonal effectiveness skills: helps individuals identify interpersonal goals and what gets in the way of being skillful.
      • Walking the middle path skills: addresses the fundamental challenges that many teens and parents run into.
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