|Provider:||Nowra Mental Health Service DBT Program|
|Contact Person:||Trish Kenny, Clinical Psychologist|
|Contact Numbers:||02 4424 6430|
|Therapy Modalities:||DBT CBT Schema|
|This service provides a continuously running DBT Program of Four Modules of 6-8 weeks followed by brief breaks of usually 2-3 weeks (depending on recruitment needs) excepting January when the program is not run. Commitment is required to attend both group sessions; and fortnightly individual therapy sessions. The group sessions follow the Linehan model session objectives which are presented in an interactive and experiential style. Orientation of individual sessions is varied depending on the individual therapist but there has been a self psychology influence in individual therapy and supervision.
Some BPD clients receive individual psychological therapy alone, and never join the DBT program, with some of the DBT program content being introduced in therapy sessions as relevant.