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DBT Services

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Program

As part of our PROS services, we offer Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training. The DBT skills training is appropriate for adults age 18 and older who have an Axis II diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, or significant borderline traits co-morbid with a major Axis I disorder, and may include co-occurring chemical dependency disorders. The program operates Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is most effective with consistent participation, three to five days a week.

The DBT Skills Training group offers a four- to six-month education and skills development course that focuses on concepts of core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. A variety of psychodynamic and curriculum based groups supplement the skills training program. These groups assist clients in understanding and learning how to apply tools learned in the coursework. The program is supervised by a DBT-certified team therapist, and we can provide full psychiatric support, including medication management, while a client attends the program. Our highly trained staff includes therapists trained in addressing multiply co-occurring disorders.

We accept rolling admission to the program, so clients can start within 48-72 hours following an intake and evaluation. St. Vincent’s Westchester accepts Medicaid, Medicare, some private insurances, and a sliding scale for self payment.

For more information about the DBT Skills Training program, please call (914) 925-5290. To refer a patient to the program, please call (914) 925-5320.