DBT Skills Training:

Emotion Regulation

The goal of DBT Skills Training is to help clients learn how to change behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. Emotion Regulation teaches clients why emotions are important, how to identify exactly what emotion you are feeling, and how to change unwanted emotions. (9 weeks total)


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural style of treatment that is recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Skills training groups teach the client new skills to manage emotions, urges, and interpersonal interactions more effectively. Each group skills training session is run like a class. After a brief mindfulness practice, the previous weeks’ content is reviewed, homework (to practice skills) is shared, new skills are taught, and new homework is assigned. Individual therapy helps the client apply the skills learned in group more effectively in their own lives, using a specific framework to do so. Phone coaching gives the client access to support from their individual therapist through the week outside of sessions. Phone coaching sessions typically last approximately 5 minutes.

Times and Dates


Our next Emotion Regulation group will begin in March 2020, on the schedule below:

Mondays: March 16th – May 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursdays: March 19th – May 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Fridays: March 20th – May 22nd, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Group will not be held on Friday, April 10th due to the Good Friday holiday.

For more information, or to begin the intake process, please click here to be directed to our self-referral form,

or give us a call at 902.432.1721

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