Facilitator: Monicah Muhomba, Ph.D, HSP & Heather Bay, LMSW
Date/Time: Tuesday 3-4:30
PCC, North Group Room
DBT summer group will start June 6th and will run for 10 weeks
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of treatment that was developed by psychologist Dr. Marsha Linehan. DBT skills training group is a 10-week course designed to provide a safe place for students to learn a variety of skills/tools to manage problems in daily life particularly in this challenging academic environment. DBT Skills Training focuses on 4 major areas: (1) Mindfulness skills-- help you develop a lifestyle of living your daily life with awareness to the present moment. When you do that, you decrease unwanted behaviors such as: substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, emotional eating and other mood-dependent behaviors. (2) Distress Tolerance -- skills help you to get through stressful, painful life situations both in the short and long-term without making your situation worse. (3) Interpersonal Effectiveness skills-- teach you to manage challenging/complicated relationships such as romantic, family and other difficult friendships. (4) Emotion Regulation skills– help you learn how to manage and cope with difficult emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, resentment without causing more problems. After the 10 weeks you will have your own toolkit to pull from whenever you have difficult life circumstances. Thank you we hope to see you in DBT skills Training.
The PCC is pleased to announce that Dr. Muhomba has recently received the American Psychological Association, Div 17, SCUCC 2015 Outstanding Contribution to Counseling Center Work Award due to the depth and breadth of her work as a counseling center professional and the cutting edge nature of the data driven, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program.
Dr. Muhomba receiving the award at the APA conference