Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group Therapy Program - Canberra
Your Journey Towards Emotional Well-being Starts Here - Join Our DBT Group Therapy Program Today!
At Mental Care Clinic, we believe in the power of evidence-based therapy to help individuals improve their emotional well-being. We are proud to offer our highly effective Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) group program starting on 29 March 2024. This comprehensive treatment is specifically designed to address emotional dysregulation and its impact on daily life. Guided by our team of experienced therapists, this 12-week program will provide a supportive and dynamic environment for participants to learn essential skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and how does it help individuals with emotion regulation?
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a proven treatment for individuals experiencing difficulty regulating their emotions. Initially designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), DBT has been found to be effective in addressing a wide range of conditions where emotional dysregulation is a primary concern. DBT is an active therapy that requires client participation, skill practice, and application of new skills to real-world experiences. The research on DBT consistently shows reductions in self-harm and suicide behaviours, as well as decreased hospitalization frequency.
What does the DBT program at Mental Care Clinic consist of?
DBT is a comprehensive, multi-modal therapy, consisting of group psycho-education, individual therapy, and phone coaching. Participants attend two-hour group sessions per week, where they receive instruction and practice in four skill areas: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Individual therapy sessions support clients in generalizing learned skills and repairing challenges as they arise.
DBT Group Services to provide a multitude of transformative benefits, tailored to foster resilience and help manage mental health:
Minimise Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Clients will learn valuable skills to regulate their emotions and cope with distressing situations, reducing the likelihood of self-harm or suicidal behaviors.
Improved Emotional Regulation: Our program equips clients with practical techniques to manage intense emotions, leading to improved emotional well-being and stability.
Enhanced Interpersonal Relationship Skills: Through group sessions, clients can develop effective communication and boundary-setting skills, leading to healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Increased Overall Well-Being: Our program is carefully paced for long-term progress and lasting mental well-being, promoting a sense of control over one's thoughts and behaviors.
Community Support: Clients will also benefit from being part of a supportive network of peers who understand and share their challenges, providing a sense of belonging and understanding.
How does one enroll in the DBT program at Mental Care Clinic
The pre-treatment phase includes an assessment with the DBT Intake Psychologist to determine suitability for the program, followed by a readiness stage, with individual therapists preparing clients for the 12-week program. The Mental Health Plan is covered with the individual's GP or Psychiatrist, and each individual must have their own individual psychologist. The goal of DBT is to improve the client's quality of life, and we are committed to supporting participants to achieve this goal. If you are interested in learning more about DBT and whether it is the right fit for you, please call our office at 02 6100 3923 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview.
Who can Participate in the DBT Program?
To qualify for this transformative skills program, the following requirements are essential:
Participation in a comprehensive assessment session, lasting between 60 to 90 minutes, to ascertain eligibility and appropriateness for the program;
Exhibit a mild to moderate level of risk and/or mental health issues;
Commitment to engage in individual therapy throughout the duration of the training program.
Once assessed and deemed suitable, new members will be eligible to embark on their journey with our DBT program at the commencement of each term.
More about Referrals and Rebates
While a referral is not mandatory to schedule an appointment, Medicare rebates can only be claimed once a GP Referral is obtained from your doctor.
If you are considering obtaining a referral, we accept those under a Mental Health Care Plan. The eligibility for such a referral will be determined by your General Practitioner or Psychiatrist.
As part of the Better Access initiative, Medicare will provide rebates for up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions per calendar year.
Please note, if you've already claimed rebates for sessions with other allied health professionals (e.g., psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists) within the calendar year, those claims will count toward your maximum rebate limit for the year. We kindly request you to inform us about any previous claims so that we can accurately update our records.
Rebates are claimable post-payment of the full session fee. However, missed sessions or late cancellations are not eligible for rebate claims.
We process rebates on a weekly basis following the attendance of the weekly session. The weekly rebate amount stands at $34.80