Let’s Talk About Climate Change!

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Saturday, February 29th, from 4 pm – 6 pm
Location: Main Clinic – 345 38th Street
Cost: $25 per person

Young people all over the world have been at the forefront of climate activism in the last year. The aim of the group, which will meet monthly through the spring of 2020, is to provide a safe space for young people to address these global issues, find local community in which to speak about deep concerns, and feel witnessed and supported to act. This will be an open discussion group for teens 13-17. The format will include a brief screening of the film “Oskar’s Quest,” guided meditations for getting grounded, skillfully accessing emotions, and envisioning ways to respond.

 

Young Adult DBT Peer Support

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Fridays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Main Clinic – 345 38th Street
Cost: $90 per class

This 16-week young adult group is intended for clients ages 18-23 who have completed at least one cycle of DBT skills training. The group will take a more process-oriented and peer consultation approach towards applying and further integrating DBT skills into one’s daily life. The group is structured to create a supportive community based in recovery, accountability for ongoing skill use, and increased depth of understanding and application of the DBT framework. Group members are required to have a mental health provider they are meeting with regularly, within or outside of Clearwater.

DBT Skills Class for Parents

Mondays: 6:00-7:30 pm
Instructor: Karen Erickson, LMFT
Location: Main Clinic – 345 38th Street
Upcoming entry points: 10/28/2019, 1/6/2020, 3/2/2020
Cost: $90/person per week paid in 6-week installments ($540 for a 6-week session)

This DBT skills class follows the same 24-week curriculum as our standard teen/parent classes. It is intended for parents whose teens are not ready to take skills class, have clinical or logistical reasons to be in a different skills class than their teen, or whose teen is in treatment elsewhere (i.e., residential, hospital-based programs, or wilderness). Enrollment is open to new participants at 6-week intervals. For more information or to enroll, please schedule a consultation call on our website or call 510-596-8137. Read more about our DBT for Adolescent Program.

DBT Skills Class for Younger Teens, 11-13 years old

Wednesday: 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Hilary Ferris White, LCSW
Location: Main Clinic – 345 38th Street
Cost: $90/person per week paid in 6-week installments

This is a 24-week DBT skills class designed for younger teens between 11-13 years old and their parent. It will follow the same curriculum as the standard multifamily skills class for older adolescents, with adaptations for this younger age group. This will be a smaller class limited to 5 teens and their parent, for a total of 10 participants. It is expected that families will commit to the full 24-week cycle of class, barring unforeseen obstacles, so please consider this timeline when considering enrollment. Teens are required to have a mental health provider they are meeting with regularly, within or outside Clearwater. For more information or to enroll, schedule a consultation call on our website or call 510-596-8137. Read more about our DBT for Adolescent Program.

DBT Advanced Skills Class

ENROLLMENT IS FULL – a new group will start again in Fall 2020

Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Instructor: Erika Swanson, Ph.D.
Location: Clearwater Large Classroom – 3803 Broadway
Start date: February 6th , 2020 – May 28th , 2020 (no class on February 13th or April 2nd)
Cost: $100/class. Payment for 16-week series can be made in full at the start of class, or paid in two 8- week installments

This 16-week DBT Advanced skills class is intended for clients who have completed at least one 24-week cycle of standard DBT skills classes at Clearwater. Interested participants who have taken DBT skills classes elsewhere will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The class will delve deeper into prioritization and flexible application of DBT skills to real-life situations through group dialogue and role- play. We will explore many of the more complex concepts in DBT, such as radical acceptance, compassion, non-judgment, emotional exposure and tolerance, dialectical philosophy and how to more consistently apply these concepts in our daily lives. This class will include a peer-led mindfulness component. Read more about our DBT for Adults Program.

DBT Skills Class for Binge Eating and Bulimia

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Class time: 6:00-8:00 pm. Day of the week is TBD.
Instructor: Hilary Ferris White, LCSW
Location: Main Clinic – 345 38th Street
Start date: This 20-week series will begin when we have 6 participants
Cost: $100 per person per week, paid in full or in two 10-week installments

This DBT skills class is open to individuals currently struggling with binge eating and bulimia. Over the course of 20 weeks participants will learn standard DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulation. In addition, this class will provide motivation and commitment strategies to stop binging, as well as relapse prevention. Participants must be in weekly therapy with an individual therapist to participate in this class. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept clients who are medically unstable and require hospitalization because of electrophysiological abnormalities, electrolyte imbalances, or other potentially dangerous conditions. We are also unable to accept clients who are extremely underweight, unless medically monitored weight restoration has already safely begun and close medical supervision continues. Unlike other standard DBT classes with rolling admission, this class is a closed group where participants sign up for the full 20 weeks. Read more about our DBT for Adults Program. Register for class.

Full Moon Mindfulness Evenings

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Sunday, March 8th: Worm Moon (Register for Class)
Instructor: Erika Swanson, Ph.D.
Location: Main Clinic – 345 38th Street
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Cost: $20 per class. Participants can enroll on a class per class basis, as it fits their schedule and individual goals.

Why create contemplative rituals around a full moon? For lots of reasons! The moon is our closest celestial neighbor. It reminds us of the vastness of the universe and the connection between all of us, together on this planet. It has long been known that full moon energy can have a deep impact on us, especially those with beautifully sensitive nervous systems. It is often a time of heightened energy, creativity, and emotions. It is a beneficial time to ground our energy and seek clarity about our goals and intentions for the next lunar cycle. This evening offering will include a combination of guided mindfulness, journaling activities, and supportive community building to create a nourishing and reflective evening ritual.