How we help
Vona's DBT - Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program team includes: a licensed psychologist, licensed independent social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed practitioners. Several team members have been intensively trained through Behavioral Tech, LLC and participated in the Practice Improvement Project through the Minnesota Department of Human Services to achieve program certification for DBT services.
DBT Individual Therapy
The adolescent begins our program with weekly DBT Individual Therapy for orientation, to complete a comprehensive evaluation, and to secure a DBT Personal Agreement Contract that demonstrates commitment to the program. Therapy identifies prioritized and sequenced behavioral targets that are life threatening, therapy interfering and/or quality of life directed which are treated with DBT interventions, use of diary cards, and generalization of learning for situation specific behaviors.
Telephone consultation to the client
The client will have twenty-four hour access to the individual DBT therapist for generalization of skills.
DBT Multi-Family Skills Group
The adolescent and at least one parent (or guardian) meets weekly for a two-hour, multi-family skills training group. The skills group is a two hour weekly psychoeducational group aimed at teaching enhanced skills in the areas of: Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance.
Each individual DBT therapist and skills trainer will participate in a ninety minute weekly consultation group to enhance clinician abilities and coordination of client programming.