Adolescent DBT Referral/Multi-Family Skills Group

Multi-Family Skills Training for DBT helps to improve relationships, manage emotions, and understand feelings, increases skillful decision-making, reduces behaviors such as self-harm and substance use, and assists with managing caregiver/teen conflicts.

General concepts of Multi-Family Skills Training for DBT include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path. WMHC is certified by MN DHS to provide DBT-A.

Offered on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

Western Mental Health Center (1212 East College Drive, Marshall, MN)

Consistent attendance by adolescent and at least one parent/caregiver is mandatory.

How to register: Individuals ages 12-17 may be referred by self, parent/caregiver, therapist, psychiatric prescriber, social worker, skills worker and anyone else providing care to the teen. Registered participants and their parent/caregiver will be contacted to schedule an initial DBT assessment to assess appropriateness for group, commitment, and readiness to change. In order to offer adherent DBT-A, adolescents will also receive individual therapy once a week from a DBT qualified therapist at WMHC. While in-person treatment is preferred, there is the option to attend by telehealth.

Please contact Molly Verhelst at or at 507-532-3236 for further questions. 

Priority will be given to referrals received at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the module.
Cost: Sessions are billed to adolescent’s insurance.

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