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 in the next few months. 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: Currently, space is only available in the 20 week skills treatment groups which requires you to be seeing an external therapist who agrees to see you at least twice a month during the skills group. At this time we are unable to accept referrals if you do not have a community therapist.
We anticipate having our next intake date in June, 2016. Please check back on June 1 for specific information.
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
This is a 12-week group based on the Family Connection treatment program. It is designed to help friends and loved ones of those with BPD develop a better understanding of the disorder and learn skills to respond effectively in difficult situations, improve their relationships and manage stress.
How to refer:
We are pleased to announce we now have a new email registration process for the Family Connections Group. Our spring group 2016 is now full. Please check back on July 1 for information about our summer groups and the registration process for them.