DBT Groups

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach. The Family Nurture DBT skills group is based on the broader frameworks of DBT psychotherapy. The group’s main goals are to teach people to live in the moment, manage emotions, develop healthy and safe ways to cope with stress, and improve important relationships. DBT is a practical, skills-based intervention, and by completing the Family Nurture DBT group program, you will learn a range of skills that you can apply to your everyday life.

Age Range and Group Size: 

DBT has been shown to be most effective when the groups are made up of similarly aged peers. The Family Nurture DBT skills group runs in two cohorts with different age ranges. One group works with people aged between 15-18, and the other group works with ages 19-25. Expressions of interest are welcomed for those over the age of 25 for consideration for future groups.

In line with maximising positive outcomes, the minimum amount of people needed for the group to run is 10 people, with the maximum number of people in each group capped at 15 to ensure each effective content delivery.

Program Structure:

The DBT program is delivered over nine weeks, with each week focusing on a different range of skills. Research in DBT has shown that the best outcomes emerge when groups are attended to consistently. With this in mind, the first week focuses on connecting with the other group members, getting to know the facilitators, understanding DBT, having transparent conversations about the expectations, and having an opportunity to have your questions answered. The following weeks of the Family Nurture DBT group focus on teaching practical life skills in each session and are supported by homework tasks encouraged through the week to develop confidence in utilising newly learnt skills. Each group member is provided with a DBT skills workbook to support learning and to keep as a reference for the future. Each group session is 90 minutes to allow enough time for discussion, breaks, and content delivery.

  • Please contact our administration team for the next group.
  • The program runs for nine weeks and costs $750 upfront for all sessions.
  • We hold sessions at Family Nurture Clinic, 5/19 Pitcairn Way, Pacific Pines, on the Gold Coast.
  • Places are strictly limited.
  • The late cancellation & non-attendance fees apply.
  • For more details about the program and enrolment, please contact our administration team at (07) 5551 0122.