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SKILLS
TRAINING

Skills training is for individuals experiencing problems in everyday living. In fact, Dr. Maynard believes most people can benefit from skills training.  However, one type of Skills Training may be more beneficial than another.  For the person that tends to be more expressive in their relational style, Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the choice. The other style of Skills Training, Radically Open DBT, is more appropriate for people that are reserved in their relational style. 


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Radically Open DBT

Radically Open DBT Skills Training is designed to teach participants how alleviate such problems as chronic, refractory depression and treatment resistant anxiety.  This class highlights how our wellbeing is centered on our ability to connect (versus mere contact) with others.


Enrollment is rolling, meaning a person can jump into the class at any time, after having completed orientation.  If joining at the beginning of the 30-weeks, then the orientation is not necessary.


The lecture topics include:

  • Understanding emotions and their purpose,

  • Using our body to become more comfortable in social settings,

  • How our thinking helps us and holds us back,

  • Being open to new situations and feedback,

  • and much more! 


Challenges for which this training has proven effective include, but are not limited to:


  • Difficulty engaging in behavior without adequate preparation,

  • Harsh self-judgment for mistakes,

  • Rumination,

  • Resentment,

  • Difficulty revealing true beliefs or feelings,

  • Difficulty hearing feedback or criticism,

  • Perfectionism,

  • Following rules, even when they it doesn’t apply,

  • Hoarding (e.g., objects, information, etc),

  • Needing immediate fixes to problems,

  • Needing to be seen as competent,

  • Difficulty changing plans,

  • Persistence when its not helpful,

  • Low awareness of emotions and body sensations,

  • Striving to be in control of self,

  • Rarely being spontaneous,

  • Cautious and reserved in interactions with others,

  • Comparing self to others, and

  • Much more!


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Think you might benefit from this Skills Training? Call us.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT Skills Training is designed to teach participants skills that can lead to the alleviation of such problems as depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use. 


Enrollment occurs at the beginning of one of the four modules, which are Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation.


The lecture topics include how to:

  • practice mindfulness,

  • be more effective in relationships,

  • regulate emotions,

  • tolerate what is found to be intolerable,

  • and much more!


Challenges for which this training has proven effective include, but are not limited to:


  • Behavior that is driven by mood,

  • Impulsivity,

  • Inability to tolerate distress,

  • Problematic conflict,

  • High risk or unprotected sexual behavior,

  • Extreme financial difficulties,

  • Criminal behaviors that may lead to jail,

  • Interpersonal behaviors,

  • Employment or school related dysfunctional behaviors,

  • Physical health dysfunctional behaviors,

  • Housing related dysfunctional behaviors,

  • Substance use,

  • Suicidality,

  • and others!


Think you might benefit from this Skills Training? Call us.