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University of Sydney Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
24 August–2 November 2017, 2.00pm–4.00pm
Darug Room, City of Parramatta Library, Level 1, 1–3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta

Cost: Free

This group is for people struggling with substance abuse, gambling problems or other emotion regulation problems. Clients will be offered a warm and supportive environment in which they can learn strategies to better manage their addiction or the difficulties of living with a loved one who has an addiction.

DBT skills groups are aimed at helping individuals manage emotions and feelings that can overwhelm or contribute to their problems and make progress in therapy difficult.

The basic course is suitable for those new to DBT and will address 3 components:

  • Mindfulness skills – designed to enhance the ability of participants to stay focused on the present moment and to more easily handle their struggle with unwanted thoughts and emotions.
  • Emotion Regulation Skills – to enable participants to deal with intense negative emotions and develop effective emotional coping strategies.
  • Distress Tolerance Skills – skills to deal with extreme emotional pain and life crises.

DBT has strong evidence supporting its use in a range of problems associated with emotion regulation.

All potential participants must contact the clinic to register to ensure their place in a group.

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Contact: 1800 482 482; [email protected] 

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