Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing - Adelaide Psychologist

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for Adolescents (14-18) and their Parent/Caregivers

Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing are excited to offer a 20 week DBT skills group program to help parent/caregivers and their child: manage crisis, regulate emotions, and build positive relationships.


Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing are excited to be offering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Group program for young people and their parent/caregiver.


The DBT Skills group program is a 2-hour weekly group that runs for 20 weeks at Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing. We will be facilitating 2 group cohorts – a 14–15-year-old with parent/caregiver, and a 16–18-year-old with parent/caregiver. These will be closed groups of 5 adolescents and 5 parent/caregiver.


This program will benefit those who experience and have difficulty with overwhelming and intense emotions that are extremely difficult to manage; difficulty with and maintaining relationships and friendships, impulsive or risky behaviours, those who are self-harming and/or self-harming behaviours. This program will also benefit those with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.


The aim of the group program is to learn specific skills to manage crisis, regulate emotions, build positive relationships with family and friends, manage distress and solve problems without self- harming.



DBT is an effective treatment for people who have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviours.

DBT aims to replace problem behaviours with skillful behaviours.

DBT skills help people experience a range of emotions without necessarily acting on those emotions.

DBT skills help teens navigate relationships in their environment (family/school/ peers).

DBT helps people create a life worth living.



Dialectical = two opposite ideas can be true at the same time, and when considered together, can create a new truth and a new way of viewing the situation. There is always more than one way to think about a situation.


For more information on what will be covered by the group program, the following YouTube clip will provide additional information


The program will be running on Mondays and Fridays at the Willow Tree Clinic located in Kensington Gardens. The time is yet to be determined. No referral is needed. For more infomration, please contact us on 8233 0828 or regarding your interest, fee information and referral information.

P: 08 8233 0828 or 08 8646 5601 ~ M: 0434 536 236 ~ F: 08 8180 1725 ~ E:

Location: 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, SA, 5068