Comprehensive Treatment for Serious Conditions
The Ross Center is offering a structured DBT program for teenagers aged 14-17 in our Northern Virginia office (this program is currently being delivered remotely with tele-health). Families must commit to a complete 24-week program, with new participants welcome to join at the beginning of each new module. New participants are admitted on a rolling basis.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically based treatment in which participants learn skills to improve managing their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Unlike practices that just provide individualized DBT therapy, our program adheres to the evidence-based model of DBT that has exhibited the strongest results.
The modules introduced in the skills group consist of: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Families learn the valuable techniques of each module together to enhance family functioning.
Extensive research supports DBT efficacy in treating suicidal and self-harming behaviors, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance use issues, borderline personality disorder and trauma. If your child and family have been struggling with these difficult issues, the comprehensive DBT program at the Ross Center may offer the solution you’ve been seeking.
Weekly Skills Group:
Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm
The Ross Center – Northern Virginia Office
1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 520
Vienna, VA 22182
24 week program
Structured 4-Pronged DBT System:
- Weekly Multifamily Skills Group for the teen and one or both parents/guardians **Current ‘virtual’ groups are being held with teens only, while social distancing requirements are in place. Multi-family groups will resume at the appropriate time.
- Weekly Individual Therapy with a dedicated DBT-trained therapist
- Skills coaching and 24 hour phone consultation as needed
- Ross Center provider support team
For an excellent review of what DBT therapy looks like for adolescents, Watch This Video