The EMP Program

Emotion Management Program

What is the Emotion Management Program?

The Emotion Management Program is a four week inpatient program that is designed to help people develop skills to manage intense emotions and cope with relationship difficulties. The treatment approach draws from the therapeutic principles of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Program Aims

The Emotion Management Program provides an opportunity for people to learn crisis intervention and mindfulness skills, as well as interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation skills in a supportive and contained environment.

Program Structure

The program is designed to provide education, skill development and other activities to enhance one’s recovery. In addition to the daily skills-based groups, there are twice weekly individual skills coaching sessions. There is also a daily walking group and weekly Art Therapy and physical therapy/mindful movement sessions. All groups are compulsory across Monday to Friday throughout the four week admission.

Who could benefit from the Emotion Management Program?

This program is most suitable for people who experience difficulty managing emotions and coping with periods of distress. These difficulties may be impacting on their quality of life, relationships and self-worth. The program can also assist with impulsive, suicidal or self-harming behaviours by presenting alternative coping strategies.

This program is relevant to people with a range of concerns such as Borderline Personality traits, Complex PTSD, or trauma related experience.


All referrals are directed to The Melbourne Clinic Intake. The Intake team will also answer any questions you may have regarding the program.

Any questions regarding this program can be directed to:

The Melbourne Clinic

Intake Team

Phone: 03 9420 9340


Emotion Management Program Brochure

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