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DBT Group Therapy

DBT Skills Training groups are conducted on an ongoing basis and led by our staff psychologists who have completed intensive training in DBT. Meeting once a week, participants learn the five essential skills training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path.

DBT Skills Training Groups are a component of our Comprehensive DBT Program. We also offer the option of joining a DBT group to new clients who are receiving appropriate individual treatment outside of the practice. Typically, our DBT clients see a CBT/DBT Associates therapist for once-weekly individual therapy and as a required component, also participate in a DBT Skills Training Group. However, we have many group-only clients who benefit from learning and practicing DBT skills in our training groups.

CBT clients who are interested in group therapy informed by DBT principles are invited to learn more about our new CBT-based groups. These include groups for social anxiety, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression, and parenting workshops. Learn more about therapy groups here.

For more information or to register, please complete this form or call us at (212) 546-9200.

We offer the following DBT Skills Training Groups:

For Adults

Basic skills training covering the five essential modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path. Mindfulness serves as the entry point for each group cycle.


7:00 – 8:30 PM with Dr. Ilana Luft


10:00 – 11:30 AM Dr. Alison Bellevue

6:00 – 7:30 PM with Dr. Lisa Napolitano


6:00 – 7:30 PM with Dr. Kristen Roman


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM with Dr. Jessica Nagel

For Young Adults

Young Adult DBT group is tailored for recently graduated high-school seniors and college students. Learn more about our Young Adult program here.


5:00 – 6:30 PM with Dr. Kristen Roman

Summer Intensive Workshop for Young Adults

This intensive, twice-weekly workshop is tailored for college students and recent graduates (ages 18-23) in New York for the summer. Participants are not required to be in individual therapy. Learn more about our Summer Intensive Workshop here.


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM with Dr. Alison Bellevue

Multifamily Group for Adolescents

Adolescents attend weekly multi-family group sessions together with at least one parent. Families will learn skills to improve emotion regulation and decrease problem behaviors. All five modules are covered. Learn more about our Adolescent DBT program here.


5:30 – 7:00 PM with Dr. Ilana Luft

Multifamily Group for Middle School Students

A core component of our Middle School DBT program, this group is for middle school students (grades 5-8) and their parents. Learn more about Middle School DBT Skills Group here.


5:30 – 7:00 PM with Dr. Alison Bellevue

For Graduates of Basic Skills Training:

Adult Graduate Group

Offered those who have completed basic skills training and would like continue working on integrating skills into their daily lives.

Adolescent Graduate Group

DBT Graduate Group for adolescents is offered for those who have completed a Multi-Family Skills Group and would like to continue working on integrating skills into their daily lives.

New Groups:

Friends & Family DBT Skills Group

This group is designed for the friends, family members, partners, and caregivers of individuals who struggle with regulating intense emotions and may be diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and/or a mood disorder. While well suited to friends and family of individuals concurrently enrolled in our DBT program,  this group is open to anybody whose loved ones are dealing with the difficulties associated with the aforementioned dysregulation or diagnoses. Learn more here.


6:00 – 7:30 PM with Dr. Haley Rottenberg