DBT group at Birchtree

**Please check back here early 2022 to see an update regarding the next DBT Group**

Birchtree Centre, 58 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge. Level 5 Group room.

Cost:   $480 per term

Time:  6-7:30pm

Classes are every Tuesday night for 8 weeks

Karen Brien

*Classes are currently taking place online as per the current COVID-19 guidelines*

Due to COVID-19 there will be no more DBT Groups this year. Please check back on the ‘Services For Clients’ page to check which other groups are running, and check back in the new year for updates on the DBT Group.

Tools to enhance your Therapy Journey 

An 8-week DBT informed psycho-educational group.

Bookings: karenbrien@gmail.com

This will be a small group of approximately 12 people.

This group will have a focus on managing day to day personal experiences in the present moment. By understanding our biology and developing skills to be more consciously aware of our experiences as they happen, it is possible to become the driver, rather than the passenger, of our experiences.

Nobody likes feeling out of control. Learn practical skills to be able to self-regulate during uncomfortable emotional experiences, survive a crisis without making things worse, and learn simple strategies to seek safe interpersonal connection – activating your Ventral Vagal nerve, promoting safe social engagement. Together we will explore the importance of body language, tone of voice, eye contact within your relationships. These skills will help you in your day to day life, as well as support your therapy journey.

About the Facilitator

Karen Brien
Karen Brien

Karen has over 10 years of clinical experience in the private and public sectors as well as her own private practise. She has written and facilitated both inpatient and outpatient programs supporting a wide variety of clientele who experience PTSD, complex trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and substance abuse disorders.

This work also includes many years of running Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) groups and workshops for hospitals, NGO’s and corporate clients.

“I find it immensely satisfying to be able to coach people to understand their biology and learn practical skills that help them to feel more emotionally in control”

Register your interest for our DBT group