Group Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Group therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), can be particularly effective in facilitating treatment progress simply because of the natural dynamics that occur when individuals work together in therapy.

Group participants quickly realize that they are truly not alone in the problems they face; members help each other; and the interactions of the group participants cultivate an atmosphere of belonging, acceptance, and validation.

Therapy groups provided by the Pauquette Center are listed to the right/below.

We also welcome special requests for groups and will try to accommodate them if possible.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment of choice for individuals struggling with intense emotions, excessive relational conflict, extreme thinking, and/or self-destructive behaviors. Pauquette offers a DBT skills-training group as well as DBT-adherent treatment (which includes DBT individual therapy in addition to this group). In this group, participants learn effective coping skills that promote mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Our DBT groups are facilitated by trained DBT providers including a clinician specifically board-certified in DBT by the Linehan Board of Certification. The group meets twice per week for one hour per session and runs approximately 24 weeks. Pauquette currently offers DBT group for adults and adolescents.
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This group, led by a psychotherapist, provides women with a safe and supportive environment to freely discuss personal issues and problems. It is designed to help participants reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase self-esteem and assertiveness. The frequency of group sessions and how long the group continues to meet varies based on the general needs of the group members.

The Pauquette Center offers co-ed and gender-specific AODA Groups. Led by a clinician licensed to treat AODA and mental health issues, this group helps participants achieve and maintain sobriety – regardless of the substance. Participants learn about the factors that perpetuate addiction and develop effective behavioral strategies and a support network necessary for living sober. The AODA Group meets for one hour every week. Members attend the group for various lengths of time depending on individual needs.

This group is designed for men with a history of domestic violence and/or significant anger issues. It is led by a State Certified Batterer Treatment Provider and meets the state standards for offender intervention. The core curriculum of this group is psychoeducational and addresses anger, violence, power and control, and healthy relationships. The group meets one hour per week for 24 weeks.

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