We continue to try and improve our access to BPD treatment services. Intake occurs on prescheduled days which we publicize each month. Individuals are asked to check the website at the beginning of each month for any updates on the dates of our next intakes. We hope to have an improved telephone system for the next intake day. Please note, the clinic is currently offering 20 week skills groups. This treatment is a 20-week group (two hours, once weekly) that provides training in Dialectical Behavior Treatment (DBT) skills to help people who have BPD make positive changes in their lives. Skills taught in the group include: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Individuals first attend an assessment meeting to confirm the treatment will be helpful for their individual needs.
Please note: Participants in the 20 week skills treatment are required to have an external therapist who they see on a regular basis and will continue with the participant during the skills group at least twice per month. You may still self- refer to BPD without a community therapist, however, the wait for service will be much longer.
Our next intake day will take place in January 2016. Please check back on January 4th, 2016 for details.
Meanwhile, if you have other questions, please call the BPD Intake and Information line 416-535-8501 extension 32437 and press 5 to leave a message.
Psycho-Educational Support Group for Family and Friends of People with BPD
We have recently revised our intake process for this group. Intake is now done exclusively by email. Please read below for details on when the upcoming groups will take place, and how to apply for the Family Connections Group.
We will be running one group this winter. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate everyone, but space is limited to approximately 12 people per group.
The group will run as follows:
Wednesday February 3 – Wednesday April 20, 6pm-7:30pm
To be added to our intake queue send us an email.
Please include in your email the following information:
How many people will be attending. Note: Maximum is 2.
Please note that space in the group is limited and individuals will be registered on a first-come, first serve basis. Once we receive your email, and we have registered you for the group, we will send you a confirmation email. Only individuals registered in the group will receive a confirmation email.