This program is designed not only to treat adolescents, but to offer support and encouragement to their families. Thus, an environment where adolescents’ skills are understood and encouraged is fostered
It has been shown that adolescents who have supportive and involved families tend to have greater success with skills practice and integration.
We currently offer two groups for adolescents- an early adolescent group (approximately ages 12-14) and a late adolescent group (approximately ages 15-17). Groups meet on Mondays from 4:00-5:15 and Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 at I-25 and Colorado Blvd.
For more information about adolescent DBT, please call Dr. Nikki Kraslin at 303-507-5557.
The Program Includes:
- Weekly 1.5-hour skills training covering mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
- Weekly emails to inform family members/the adolescents’ support system of skills covered.
- Optional monthly parent/primary caretaker support and skills information group.
- Optional family DBT sessions, as needed.