DBT Group for Parents and Spouses of Adults and Young Adults

Because many young adults, adults, and/or families have expressed an interest in being involved in their family member’s treatment at The Koch Center, we are running a DBT Skills Group for Parents (or Spouses) of adult and young adult DBT patients. The purpose of this group is to learn the same DBT skills that their family member is learning and to share in a supportive environment.

The goal of this DBT Skills Group is to improve effectiveness at home, helping each family member in managing emotional situations, as well as to increase understanding and validation.

The Group is held on Mondays at 7:30pm in our Waldwick office and is led by Dr. Adam Kaplan.

The Group reviews the following DBT modules:

  • Core Mindfulness: Individuals learn to notice their emotions and to endure them.
  • Distress Tolerance: Short-term strategies designed to help people cope during moments of overwhelming distress.
  • Affect Regulation: Enables people to learn how to increase positive emotions and decrease negative ones.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Assertiveness and communication skills are emphasized to improve relationships.

For more information or to join this DBT Skills Group for Parents (or Spouses), please contact Dr Cyndi Koch at 201 670-6450 x1.

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