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  • Comprehensive Program

    The Refinery provides a Comprehensive Dialectical Therapy Behavior program, in accordance with the model founded by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.  This includes weekly individual DBT therapy with a trained DBT therapist, weekly DBT skills groups, and DBT phone coaching as needed. Your DBT therapists and group facilitators will participate in weekly DBT consultation team meetings to ensure that effective and standardized care is being provided.

     How long does it take to complete a DBT program?

    It takes six to eight months to complete the four modules of DBT, as each module is six-weeks long. In between each module, there is a two-week mindfulness review. It is recommended to complete two-cycles of DBT over the course of one year. Often times, members choose to continue their DBT practice and move to advanced groups after two full cycles are complete.

    We also offer an eight-week Accelerated DBT Program.

    Do I Have to See an Individual DBT Therapist to Participate in DBT Group?

    You are required to see an individual therapist while in the group. However, your therapist does not have to specialize in DBT. We ask that you sign a Release of Information allowing your group facilitator to speak with your individual therapist as needed if you are seeing a therapist outside of The Refinery.

    To participate in the comprehensive DBT program, a person is seeing an individual DBT therapist, attending weekly skills groups, and accessing DBT coaching.

    If you are only participating in the group, you are in the DBT community skills group but not in DBT therapy.

    The group starts with a mindfulness practice, checks in on homework, learns a new skill, and goes over the next week’s homework. We assign a worksheet from Dr. Linehan’s handbook, the group facilitator is available throughout the week for help.

    How do I get started?

    The group enrolls new members in between each module. To be put on a waitlist, please call, or e-mail The Refinery. We will notify you when the group re-opens.