Day Program: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

USpace, St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney

Uspace offers a group-based Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Program to support young adults in developing coping skills to manage states of intense psychological distress. 


What is DBT?

DBT is an evidence-based psychological intervention that was originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)and has since been adapted to treat other conditions characterised by emotional and/or behavioural dysregulation.  

Uspace DBT Program

The Uspace DBT group therapy program runs over thirty-two weeks, and includes four eight-week modules. These four modules cover mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Sessions run weekly for three hours in duration. In the Program, participants are supported to learn ways to notice and understand their patterns of reactivity, and to develop effective strategies for responding to psychological distress. Download the Brochure.


Are you considering the Uspace DBT program?  

Prior to entry into the program, a clinician will review whether the Uspace DBT Program is suitable for your current needs via an intake assessment process. 


To be considered for Uspace’s DBT Program, you must:

  • Experience difficulties in managing emotions
  • Be aged between 16 and 25 years old
  • Be able to actively and safely participate in a group setting
  • Be capable of consenting to the Uspace treatment agreement
  • Be engaged in regular individual psychotherapy at least fortnightly and your therapist be willing to support you undertaking DBT in parallel

If you have had an inpatient admission to Uspace in the past and would like to consider the DBT program, please speak with your Uspace psychiatrist or staff member.

If you would like additional information regarding the Uspace DBT program, please email, phone 02 8382 9770 or fax.

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