CLINICAL & FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTING SERVICES, CFPCS, LLC

DBT GROUP SKILLS
There are four major components of the
educational sessions


MINDFULNESS
Learn how to be in the moment and aware
of situations and judgments rather than always
being ​lost in your thoughts


EMOTIONAL REGULATION
Learn how to experience, understand, and
ultimately change your relationship to emotions
so that emotions that hurt you linger less and
emotions that benefit you linger more


DISTRESS TOLERANCE
Learn how to put up with emotions and
situations that hurt but can’t be changed without creating more problems for you or others


INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Learn how to enjoy and build healthy
relationships where you are able to set limits,
stand up for your values, and be empathetic,
direct, and diplomatic​


WELCOME TO MORRISTOWN DBT

WHO CAN JOIN?

Anyone 14 or older, who is currently in
weekly individual therapy, or in treatment
​with a psychiatrist, that could benefit from
learning skills  to cope with stress and overwhelming emotions


  WHEN & WHERE

 Please call for group days & times


 Groups are one hour long and are led by

 Dr. Rafanello and/or one of the DBT therapists


The fee is $100 per person and there is
a one-time materials fee of $25 


HOW TO JOIN

Contact Dr. Rafanello or have your treatment

provider contact us


All groups take place at Dr. Rafanello's office: 

91 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ 7960


 

HOW DOES DBT WORK?

It asks you to commit to treatment


It helps assess your situation and the areas of
functioning that are causing pain or problems

It looks at your life mindfully, gaining meaning
through observation and without judgment

It looks for “both & and” in situations instead
of “either & or”

It balances the need to acknowledge and accept
your reality while simultaneously working
to improve it

It asks you to learn and practice new ways of
thinking, behaving and coping

It asks you to take notice of how you
think, feel and act




WHAT IS DBT THERAPY?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It is a comprehensive approach for the treatment of
individuals who have difficulties managing their feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and relationships. 
A dialectic is an apparent contradiction or represents polar opposites. A dialectical dilemma is when
two seemingly opposite things might be true, such as; someone can love and hurt you at the same
time. Oftentimes, we think in terms of black and white, right or wrong, but things are rarely that
simple.  DBT helps to find the balance and truth between seemingly polar opposites; that grey area
that considers all aspects of a situation or event. For example, DBT treatment is rooted in finding
the balance between acceptance and change. On the one hand, there is a radical, non-judgmental
acceptance of your circumstances and who you are at the current time. But at the same time, there
is a constant push for change and doing things differently and effectively. This is one of the main
dialectics that guides the treatment.The approach utilizes both individual and group therapy
treatments to maximize on benefits.