Groups

Fearless Living
Adult DBT Group

Fearless Living

The Fearless Living DBT Skills Group for adults is a 6-month long group teaching practical skills and strategies to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness and build more stable relationships. Using established concepts and exercises, participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

Date/Time

Tuesdays 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays 12-1 p.m., or Thursdays 8-9 a.m. Group members choose one day/time per week and stay in that group throughout the duration of the group.

Cost

Fees may be partially or fully covered by insurance. There is a materials cost of $20 for a workbook.

How to Join

Contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or reception at (608) 833-9290.

Men's Group
 

Men's Therapy Group

In recent years, men have struggled with what it means to be a man in today’s world. Many men have realized that their socialization to be stoic, mask emotional vulnerability, and be self-sufficient limits the quality of their emotional lives. Men today are taking on the challenges involved in their own personal growth. These efforts create new opportunities to be more involved in parenting, more intimate with partners, and have more meaningful friendships with other men.

The Men’s Therapy group consists of a small group of men working together to provide the balance of challenge and support necessary for achieving change in their lives. Direct and honest communication is encouraged in group sessions. Dr. May uses an interpersonal process style that promotes the development of interpersonal awareness and emotional communication skills. The group meets biweekly in early evenings to accommodate commitments to work and family.

Date/Time

Biweekly on Tuesdays 5-6:30 p.m.

Cost

Fees may be partially or fully covered by health insurance.

How to Join

For men interested in learning more about this group, initial consultations are available without charge. The consultation helps men decide whether a group might be appropriate for their needs. For more information, call Ron May,PhD at (608) 833-9290, extension 321.

OMG! This Is My Life?
Adolescent DBT Skills Group

Adolescent DBT Group

The Adolescent DBT Group group is a 15-week DBT group for adolescents ages 13-17 that focuses on helping teens master the challenging bridge from adolescence to adulthood. The group teaches adolescents the practical skills and strategies to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness, and build more stable relationships. Using established concepts and exercises, adolescent participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

The DBT Parenting Skills Workshop is a 2-hour seminar designed to teach parents the techniques and verbal cues to support the ongoing use of strategies their children are learning. This workshop is open to any parents looking for techniques to help their children learn mood regulation and interpersonal skills. Parents of adolescent DBT group participants are required to attend this seminar.

Date/Time

TBA

Cost

Adolescent DBT Skills Group fees may be partially or fully covered by insurance. There is a materials cost of $20 for a workbook. The DBT Parenting Skills Workshop is $90 (includes all instructional and support materials).

How to Join

Contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or reception at (608) 833-9290.

Secrets of Relationship Success
 

Secrets of Relationship Success

Secrets of Relationship Success is a 4-week educational workshop that will provide you with an understanding of how to create relationship success. You are welcome to attend on your own or with your partner.

Researchers have identified exactly what people who succeed in intimate relationships do differently from those who are unhappy. They discovered a core set of emotional habits that are so powerfully positive that, when people use these habits, they end up having satisfying, long-term relationships over 90% of the time. The Secrets of Relationship Success workshop involves exploring the core set of emotional habits that are needed to succeed in a love relationship. You’ll learn how people who treat their partners well, go about doing it.

Date/Time

TBA

Cost

$100 for one person or $175 per couple. Payment is required at the time of registration by check, cash, or credit card by phone or at our reception desk.

How to Join

Contact reception at (608) 833-9290. For more information call DJ Hilley, LPC (extension 366).

Cracking the Code of Parent-Teen Relationships
 

Cracking the Code of Parent-Teen Relationships

Cracking the Code is a 4-week educational workshop that provides adults with the tools to successfully navigate the often rocky terrain of parenting through adolescence.

By nature, adolescence is a process of kids pushing away from parent support and striving for independence. It is also a time during which learning and growth are accompanied by risks and struggle, which can put strain on the relationship between caring parents and their autonomy-seeking children. This workshop was designed specifically with the retention of a positive parent-child relationship in mind. Participants will learn the skills needed to manage these challenges, to modify habits that impact relationships, and will gain insights into challenging topics including: Relationships; Bullying; Sex and Emerging Sexuality; Technology Use/Risk Management; Academics/Future Planning.

Date/Time

TBA

Cost

$100 for one person or $175 per twosome that registers together. Payment is required at the time of registration by check, cash, or credit card by phone or at our reception desk.

How to Join

Contact reception at (608) 833-9290. For more information call DJ Hilley, LPC (extension 366).