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Intensive Outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a program to help individuals who display an ongoing pattern of behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, and/or cognitive instability and dysregulation. The group is based on four modules: Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance. Participants review and enter in to a contract with the DBT Team prior to beginning DBT group. Groups meet on a weekly basis at the Woodland Centers Willmar office, currently scheduled on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:30, or Friday afternoons from 1:00-3:30pm. Participants in these groups are required to see an Intensively Trained DBT therapist associated with the program during the one year duration they are involved in DBT treatment, and will meet with their therapist every week. At the completion of treatment, they are able to return to treatment with their previous therapist. A full rotation, covering all four modules takes approximately 6 months to complete. A one year commitment is required when beginning DBT.