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DBT Intensives

Complete a Full DBT Skills Cycle in Only 10 Weeks!

One of our most popular offerings, the Intensive is an accelerated program designed for adult and young adult clients interested in completing a full DBT Skills group in a shortened time frame.  Meeting twice weekly over the course of 10 weeks, participants will learn to better manage their own emotions, tolerate distressing situations, communicate effectively with others, and to approach life’s challenges with acceptance and compassion.

The group is structured as a course and follows the same format as other DBT skills training groups covering the five DBT Skills Training Modules: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path. All groups begin with a brief mindfulness practice, followed by a homework review, discussion of the past sessions topic, and finally, a lecture on the new skills training material for that day. Homework is an essential part of DBT skills training and is designed to increase the likelihood that skills generalize to life outside of therapy.

New in 2018: 

As in years past, we’re offering the Intensive as a stand-alone workshop for those who’d like to learn DBT skills but aren’t in individual therapy. Additionally,we’ll be offering the opportunity to participate in the Intensive as the group component of a Comprehensive DBT Treatment plan, which includes individual therapy.

Whichever option you’d like to pursue, prior to joining the group all participants must complete an hour-long intake session with one of our clinicians to assess whether the Intensive is an appropriate fit for you. Fill out this form or call 212-546-9200 to schedule your intake today!


What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly specialized form of CBT developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help address problems in regulating emotions, impulse control, assertiveness, and relationship conflicts. It balances the use of change techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy with acceptance strategies from Zen practice.

Our DBT program was designed by Dr. Napolitano specifically for high-functioning people who are maintaining full-time work or school schedules, or transitioning towards that structure. In our DBT program, clients learn cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness skills to better identify and manage their emotions, including anxiety and depression. They then practice applying those skills to better tolerate life events and improve their ability to interact effectively with others.

You can find more information about our Comprehensive DBT program here.

To register or to speak with our clinical intake coordinator, complete this form or call us at (646) 681-5357.