RO DBT skills class:
Each skills group is a closed group meaning that you can only enter the group at the beginning of each module. The first week of each module is an introduction class. You are free to invite your family, friends and health care practitioners to attend the first class of each module (What is radical openness) so they can understand the treatment better.
Module A. What is radical openness, understanding emotions & how they help us, activating social safety, enhancing openness and social connection, engaging in novel behaviour.
Module B. What is radical openness, understanding overcontrolled coping, why tribes matter, understanding social signalling, mindfulness core skills.
Module C. What is radical openness, interpersonal integrity, interpersonal effectiveness, being assertive, using validation to signal social inclusion, enhancing social connectedness.
Module D. What is radical openness, mindfulness core skills, self-enquiry, dealing with envy and resentment, dealing with cynicism, bitterness, learning to forgive.
There is a fixed price for each module, discounts apply for existing module subscribers. There are typically no rebates available for these skills groups but represents a significant savings compared to individual therapy to cover these topics. You will be provided with all handouts for the entire course. Your package is non-refundable even if you drop out of treatment.
There are a maximum of 10 participants per group. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and we will send you more details. Download the brochure here. You can find out more about RO-DBT here.
Other groups: Below is a list of groups you can request to be run at your school or community group.
DBT skills group:
Each skills group is a closed group meaning that you can only enter the group at the beginning of each module. You can enter the program at any module.
Module 1. Mindfulness + Interpersonal effectiveness, 8 weeks. 2.5 hour sessions via zoom
Module 2. Mindfulness + Distress tolerance, 8 weeks. 2.5 hour sessions via zoom
Module 3. Mindfulness + Emotional regulation, 8 weeks. 2.5 hour sessions via zoom
There is a fixed price for each module. There are typically no rebates available for these skills groups but represents a significant savings compared to individual therapy to cover these topics. You will have access to each module (including recordings you can share with your family, friends and other health care providers) for the entire module. Your package is non-refundable even if you drop out of treatment.
There are a maximum of 10 participants per group. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested and we will send you more details. You can find out more about DBT here.
Enhancing Emotional Resilience: Emotional resilience is a valuable skill for all children. It is about being in control and believing in one’s ability to work through setbacks and risk situations in a capable, effective manner. This capacity for resilience empowers the child to develop coping behaviours, to persist in the face of failure, to bounce back with confidence and a healthy self-esteem. For 9-11 year olds, the groups consist of 5 x 2 hour sessions.
Raising Tweens and Teens: Positive and Mindful parenting group: is a full day intensive workshop helping parents and caregivers (of children aged 10- 16) develop better relationships, increase good behaviours and manage challenging and risky behaviours. The workshop also focus on equipping parents/carers with mindfulness so that they are better able to cope with multiple demands of parenting tweens and teens. This is an innovative program increasing parent/caregiver coping skills, confidence and provides practical skills.
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
Karen is an accredited Triple P provider and throughout the year, she runs several Triple P programs across Brisbane and Gold Coast. Triple P is proven to help you raise happy and confident children. The program is based on extensive research that shows the importance of positive, effective parenting. Triple P uses simple strategies and small changes to demonstrate practical, effective ways to manage common behavioural issues faced by many parents, such as:
• bedtime and mealtime difficulties
You’ll learn about:
• Effective parenting strategies.
• How to promote your child’s development.
• How to manage common child behaviour problems.
• Principles to help you deal with almost any situation that might arise.
This year, Karen will be running one-day intensive Triple P workshops (Level 4) for groups of 6-10 parents. Completing this one day intensive parenting workshop will also help to meet family court requirements.
In exciting news, Karen will also be running Triple P parent catch up groups to support parents who have previously completed a Level 4 Triple P program. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded parents and tune up those Triple P parenting skills. Karen will also be there to help parents problem solve difficulties they may be having with parenting.
If there are 6+ parents in your organisation interested in a Triple P workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a workshop to be conducted in your organisation.
Stepping Stones Triple P groups: Group Stepping Stones introduces parents to positive parenting, and gives you the skills and strategies to promote child development, teach new skills and behaviours, manage misbehaviour, and plan ahead for risky situations. You’ll meet with a group of parents and caregivers for 3 full day workshops (9.30am- 2.30pm). The program also includes some follow-up telephone calls to offer support, feedback, and further help you with your parenting plans and strategies. You will watch segments from the DVD Stepping Stones Triple P: A survival guide for families with a child who has a disability, which will show you how the Triple P strategies work in real life. You will also be given a Stepping Stones Triple P workbook with the tools and information you need to start positive parenting right away at home.
Stepping Stones Triple P seminars: Stepping Stones Triple P seminars are for large groups of parents (of children aged under 12) – possibly 20 or more. It’s an informal presentation, a little like a public forum. There are three seminars in the Stepping Stones Triple P series: (1) Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability; (2) Helping your Child Reach their Potential; and (3) Changing Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour. The seminars last around 90 minutes, with time at the end for your questions. It is designed to be a brief introduction to the Stepping Stones Triple P strategies. But you will definitely get some great ideas to take home and try out with your family.