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Advanced CBT & DBT Skills - Ephrata (Virtually)

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Patients who have completed the introduction to CBT/DBT skills group are welcome to join an advanced version applying the basic skills in a deeper context. This content will further understanding and utilization of cognitive skills in a more personalized and applicable manner. Patients will be able to complete activities such as a thought record, cognitive case conceptualization, daily mood logs/charts, etc.  Group sessions will focus on: 

  • Review of CBT and DBT skills 
  • DBT mood chart/goals 
  • Chain analysis 
  • Identification of personal thought distortions 
  • Thought record log 
  • Core beliefs and begin to develop a cognitive case conceptualization 
  • Finding new beliefs and putting the conceptualization to work 

Clients must have completed a CBT/DBT skills, CBT skills, or DBT skills group or have successfully discharged from individual therapy with a CBT or DBT therapist and feels as though they have a basic understanding of skills. Group members must have the ability to communicate effectively in group format. Potential participants cannot have active psychosis, active addiction or active suicidal/homicidal thoughts. 

Current Philhaven patients should talk to their provider. For new Philhaven patients, please call (717) 851-1375 or (800) 459-7497. 


Minimum Age: 18


This group meets for 11 weeks on Tuesdays at 10:00 to 11:30 am with group leader Lydia Hackenberg, PsyD. While all efforts will be made to assist you in entering a group as quickly as possible, you may need to be temporarily added to a waitlist.