What do groups look like?
During the first hour of the group, clients are encouraged to share their efforts to use DBT skills over the past week. No one is forced to share, though you might find that you benefit more from the group if you're courageous enough to share. You will receive empathy, validation, support, encouragement, and coaching from peers and the group facilitator. The second hour of the group is devoted to learning a new skill using DBT handouts (found in the PDF you will receive). You will be asked to practice the skill over the next week using a worksheet (also found in the PDF). No one will be shamed for not completing worksheets, though keep in mind that you will not get much out of the group if you don't practice the skills you're learning. Some people (who loathe worksheets) benefit from practicing skills and journaling about their experiences.