Online Support Group: Finding Balance with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

9am-10am EST on Fridays

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy was originally developed to help treat personality disorders. It has evolved into a widely used process that works to help people regulate their emotions and cognition. DBT skills help individuals use mindfulness to be more aware and present in the moment, promote managing a healthy work/life balance and increase interpersonal effectiveness.

I hope you will join us.

Facilitator: Jill Woodruff, LCAT, ATR-BC

WEEKLY GROUP OUTLINE:

Week 1 – Introduction session Wise Mind

  • Group Structure: rules and boundaries
  • Intro to Wise Mind – balancing rational mind and emotional mind
  • Optional weekly take home activity

Week 2 – Dialectics, synthesizing black and white thinking

  • Optional weekly take home activity

Week 3 – Mindfulness, be there in the moment

  • Art therapy activity

Week 4 – Distress Tolerance, managing stress and crisis

  • Imposter Syndrome discussion
  • Distraction and self soothing
  • Optional weekly take home activity

Week 5 – Emotional Regulation, reduce vulnerability and balance emotions

  • Exercise, nutrition, sleep, substance use
  • Specific regulation skills
  • Optional weekly take home activity

Week 6 – Interpersonal Effectiveness, decrease conflict, communication, boundaries

  • Review class
  • Final discussion – reflection on group experience, application of skills moving forward
  • Ideas to continue DBT practices

Places are limited, please register below:

Jill Woodruff, LCAT, ATR-BC

I partner with my clients, first by meeting them where they are with compassion and empathy, and then by using integrated techniques tailored to help build personal insight, resilience and harmony with their authentic selves.

I have a Bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard University and a Master’s of Science in Creative Arts Therapies from Nazareth College.

I often use mindfulness techniques combined with DBT and CBT and draw on my experience as an intern supervisor to help clients balance the demands of academic rigor. I also have experience working with children, couples, families and groups and treating a variety of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, ADHD, PTSD, grief, eating disorders, OCD, self injury, mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse.