Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups

About DBT Skills Training Groups

DBT Skills Training groups follow the Dialectical Behavior Therapy model. These groups are 12-weeks long, focusing on mental health and well-being for teens (13-17 years) and young adults (18-27 years).

Youth will increase their knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional regulation
  • Distress tolerance
  • Interpersonal relationships

Groups are safe space to connection with others and help youth take control of their mental health.

DBT Skills Training Groups are led by registered clinician and certified DBT Skills Training facilitators.

Our groups provide 24 hours of group-based mental health care and cost $995 per participant. We are committed to ensuring access to the DBT Skills Training groups, full or partial bursaries may be available.

Upcoming DBT Skills Training groups:

Young adult groups

  • September 15 – December 1. Every Thursday from 12:00-2:00 (in person)
  • September 20 – December 6. Every Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 (virtual)


Teen groups

  • September 18 – December 18. Sundays from 3:00 -5:00 (in person)

Please email dbt@mcmancalgary.ca for more information

To begin the registration process please complete the contact form below.

If you have any questions about the DBT Skills Training groups, please contact:


Alumni Stories


  • No matter what the problem is I feel like the skills I learned in group have given me a better way to deal with it

  • I’m in my third year of university and I joined group because it’s very stressful. This group has helped me manage my stress

  • I feel like everyone can walk away with one skill and say this is how I can use this tomorrow or next week for my next challenging emotional experience

  • I now live life with purpose

  • Every time a session finishes, I feel like I belong somewhere

  • I’m not used to talking about my emotions so openly, but I think that is a part of what I’ve taken from group. I feel more respected and respectful

  • Embrace it, run into it. Closed arms, open arms, it’s your call and the best thing to do is do it. As much as it can be intimidating, it’s worth it

  • This group has given me validation and a place to belong. It’s taught me that it ok to be different

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