ST ANDREW’S PROGRAMS HELP BUILD STRONGER MENTAL HEALTH
Anew group therapy program to support people experiencing difficulties with personal relationships or regulating emotions, is now available through the psychology clinic at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital.
Commencing in July, the program called Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training, has proven to be effective for people who may have: difficulty regulating their emotions; a history of complex trauma; borderline personality disorder; or behaviours associated with impulse control including self-injury and binge eating. The DBT Skills Training aims to improve the lives of participants by building four core areas. These are: 1. Mindfulness; 2. Interpersonal Effectiveness; 3. Distress Tolerance; and 4. Emotion Regulation Skills. This training is conducted over a 24–week period, one morning per week. Two specially trained therapists conduct the small group of up to 10 participants per session. The psychology clinic also offers a diverse range of other regular day programs to support individuals achieve their mental health and wellness goals. These include: Improving self-esteem; Understanding and managing depression or anxiety; Mindfulness; Wellness and resilience; and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy General Skills program (aimed at increasing psychological flexibility, resilience and creating overall psychological wellness). Cost to attend the group sessions are typically covered by private health funds. If you do not have private health cover, please contact the clinic to discuss the costs involved.
For more information or to book into the DBT Skills Training starting in early July, please telephone the St Andrew’s Psychology Clinic on (07) 4646 3014.