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Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Learn to master your emotions, reduce impulsive behaviours and improve  interpersonal relationships through a range of life-changing teachings and  tools.

Need a hand managing strong emotions?  

Do you want help stopping an addictive or unhelpful behaviour?

Would you like a toolbox of coping skills to improve your communication and your relationships?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a powerful practical approach for learning to  manage your emotions, build resilience, cope with distress, and improve your  relationships. It is a state-of-the-art evidence-based form of cognitive behavioural  therapy that is highly effective for adolescents and adults who experience emotion  dysregulation, and difficulty managing their thoughts and behaviours. DBT is especially  useful for people who experience high emotional sensitivity, have up-and-down  emotions, have difficulty managing their reactions, and find this interferes with their self esteem, mood, coping, and relationships. 


DBT is highly practical and will equip you with essential life skills. The course covers: • mindfulness

  • emotional resilience and coping with distress

  • changing problematic coping behaviours

  • understanding and managing emotions

  • letting go and practicing radical acceptance

  • accessing more balanced states of mind

  • building communication and relationship skills



What’s included in the Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

  • A 30-minute intake session with a psychologist to assess suitability, introduce the  group concepts, and allocate to an individual psychologist at our clinic (if  required).

  • 8 x weekly 2-hour group sessions

  • A DBT Skills Group Handbook which includes all of the skills learnt throughout the 8 weeks as well as worksheets to support tracking of emotions, behaviours and progress once the group is complete.

  • A free 30-minute check in/follow up via phone or zoom two weeks after finishing  the group.


The price is $750 for the entire package. Full payment is required upfront to secure your  spot in the group. With a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you will be eligible for a  rebate of $33.45 per session throughout the group. We will lodge a Medicare claim on  your behalf for each session you attend.



Monday 1st May 2-4pm and runs for 8 weeks.

About the facilitator:

Dr Emma Nicholls is a clinical psychologist with a wealth of experience in working with  clients who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, complex PTSD,  trauma experiences, emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, self-harm and suicidality. Emma  is an experienced DBT clinician, who believes that the DBT group provides an  opportunity for individuals to learn and implement important skills. She is warm and  empathetic, and enjoys working in a group environment to nurture learning and growth.



To express and interest in this program please register and a psychologist will contact you to discuss or call ISN Clinic on 9008 1616 (option 1 for Kew). 

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