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DBT Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Lafayette, LA

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

Aucoin and Associates now offers a DBT Skills Group! This group is designed to teach skills to help transform negative thinking and destructive behaviors into positive outcomes. 

Aucoin and Associates now offers a DBT Skills Group in Lafayette, Louisiana. This group is designed to teach skills to help transform negative thinking and destructive behaviors into positive outcomes. If you would like to participate or have questions about our DBT Group, please email us at [email protected].

What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It was originally designed to treat people with chronic suicidal thinking and other behaviors that disrupt their lives. Today at Aucoin & Associates, we know that it can be used across different clinical settings for a variety of problems. The skills taught along with the DBT approach can be used proactively to maintain a balanced, healthy life. 

What does DBT skills group look like?

The DBT Skills Group in Lafayette, LA, is not a typical processing group, nor is it talk therapy. This group is designed with a classroom setting in mind, with each meeting structured to teach and practice skills in a group setting. The group is led by a DBT-informed clinician in Lafayette, Louisiana, who educates and models the skills being taught each week. For example, the group would begin with a mindfulness exercise which would then be followed with a review of the previous week’s homework and diary card entry. From there, the group would begin the current week’s lesson. No prior knowledge is required for attendance – we only require an open mind and the willingness to try something new.

Interested in learning more about our DBT Skills Group in Lafayette? Email us at [email protected].

How long does DBT take?

Learning new skills takes time and is not something that is taught in a few sessions. Our DBT group at Aucoin & Associates in Lafayette, LA will be taught in four modules. The four modules are taught in six-week intervals, totaling to 24 weeks to complete our entire program. The four modules cover Dialectics, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. 

If you are interested in learning more about our DBT skills group or if you would like to sign up for a group, click the following link to get started!

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Servicing individuals, couples, families, and children with evidence-based psychological counseling & therapy throughout Lafayette, Louisiana and the Acadiana area. Each of our highly trained counselors create plans and implement solutions that are research-based and empirically supported. Diversity is an integral part of our practice. Each client is provided an individualized, tailored, and unique assessment and treatment plan with consistent focus on meaningful progress and improved quality of life.

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