Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based model of therapy that helps individuals accept their experiences and behaviours and to make positive changes to manage emotions and move forward in their lives.

DBT is intended to help people who struggle with too little emotion or too much emotion, often referred to as emotion regulation challenges. If a person notices that their emotions interfere with their relationships, work, school, or life goals, DBT may be a beneficial therapy, as it is intended to help people accept their behaviours at the same time change unhelpful behaviours. Emotion regulation difficulties often emerge when people have had to survive adverse experiences in their lives, and/or suffer from depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, or grief symptoms that do not get better with other interventions.

SIMPLE DBT group runs weekly in the fall from October to June, for 32 weeks. It is led by Dr. Luis Cleto, along with a team of skilled facilitators. It provides the learner with key information to understand themselves and to learn skills to achieve better emotion regulation. If you have a primary care physician and you feel this program can assist you to better manage your emotions and make positive changes in your life, you can enrol in the group by going to Dr. Cleto’s website click on “News” (left panel of the home page) and follow the instructions under “welcome to simple”.

For more information about the course please refer to the introductory video.

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To register, speak with your health provider and let them know of your interest in the program or call SFHT to book an appointment for more information.

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