DBT Center of Silicon Valley also offers DBT for Adolescents at our Saratoga office.
Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for adolescents follows the curriculum created by Jill Rathus and Alex Miller. Essentially, the adolescent skills are those taught to adults with a bonus: additional skills tailored to families and the unique challenges of the parent-teen relationship.
The DBT adolescent program provides a weekly multi-family skills group teaching Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Middle Path skills, once-weekly individual therapy, and telephone skills coaching for the adolescent. Parents are also encouraged to participate in family sessions as-needed.
You can learn more about DBT for adolescents through this brief video created by UC San Francisco.
Please call (408) 357-4575 for additional information on our DBT Adolescent Program, including openings in our next multi-family skills groups.