Dragonfly has two weekly DBT Skills groups that are run virtually. Carol Huntington runs a group that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Cheyenne Ross runs a group that meets weekly on Mondays from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Groups are traditionally 90 minutes and consist of homework review and a lesson.
DBT skills are separated into four modules:
- mindfulness: learning to observe, describe, and participate in moments in our lives in a nonjudgmental way.
- emotion regulation: learning to understand the function of emotions, use and/or change them, and reduce vulnerability to making purely emotional decisions
- distress tolerance: learning how to accept and withstand painful and difficult situations
- interpersonal effectiveness: learning to assert/ask for changes, resist unwanted changes (say no), and balance gaining one’s objective with self-respect, without harming or sacrificing the relationship
Group members are able to graduate from group at the completion of all modules, or they are able to continue attending group as long as they feel is appropriate. New members are permitted to join at the start of a new module.
How to join?
If you are interested in joining one of our DBT Skills Groups, please reach out to our intake coordinator to begin the admission process. All members of Dragonfly’s DBT Skills Groups are required to be actively working with an individual therapist. If you have an individual therapist you are already working with, please provide that information in your intake paperwork. If you do not have an individual therapist, please let our administrative team know in your initial email and we can work to set you up with a therapist at Dragonfly.
We require that all members complete intake paperwork before joining. Group members will also be required to schedule a consultation with the therapist leading the group they are joining prior to their first group session. Our administrative team will help you get this consultation scheduled.
Group meetings are held via telehealth on the platform Doxy. Group members will need to have access to the internet and a computer/phone in order to attend meetings. Our DBT Skills Group workbook is provided to members in a digital format for free, but interested group members are able to purchase a paper copy of the workbook if they want. If you are interested in purchasing a physical copy of the workbook, please let our administrative team know!
Group members are asked to refrain from missing group sessions unless there is an unavoidable reason not to. If group members miss 3 sessions in a row within a module, they will be asked to take a break from attending the group until the start of a new module. This is to encourage consistency and decrease disruption within the group.