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DBT Skills Training:
Interpersonal Effectiveness

The goal of DBT Skills Training is to help clients learn how to change behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. Interpersonal Effectiveness teaches skills to more effectively set boundaries and ask for help/support, without damaging relationships or self-respect. This module is 8-weeks in duration.


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 Interpersonal Effectiveness group will begin in March 2022, see schedule below:

Mondays: March 14 to May 2 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursdays: March 17 to May 5 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Fridays: March 18 to May 13 | 9:00 – 11:00 am

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 902.431.1721