Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

"It’s not about filling seats but rather what the client needs."

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We offer a DBT skills group both for adults and one for teens at our Florham Park location. The DBT skills group is led by a therapist who is highly trained in DBT techniques. In our DBT skills groups, we utilize 4 modules which are each designed to specifically address and teach coping tools to help individuals better manage behavioral, emotional, and cognitive instability. Issues such as anger or the expression of anger, self harming,anxiety, episodic depression, irritability, intense chaotic relationships, impulsivity, stress and feelings of emptiness. The skills modules include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Mindfulness is designed to teach a person how to focus their mind and attention. Distress tolerance is centered on accepting the current situation and finding ways to survive and tolerate the moment without engaging in problematic behavior. Emotion regulation skills include learning to identify and label current emotions, identifying obstacles to changing emotions, reducing emotional reactivity, increasing positive emotions, and changing emotions. Interpersonal effectiveness skills teach effective strategies for asking for what one needs, saying no, and coping with interpersonal conflict. The goal is for people to gain new skills, get better at the skills they have and be able to use the skills when they are really needed, like during times of intense emotion, crisis or conflict.

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The Kraft Group, Inc.

At the Kraft Group, we believe our clients flourish in an environment free from shame and judgment.

We recognized a need for an alternative to traditional Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP’s) and provide customized treatment, urine screens, individual, group and family sessions. We provide an alternative for those who require intensive treatment but are not comfortable with the traditional model. We can customize treatment to meet each client and families schedule and confidentiality needs.