Who is the program for? 

This four-week program is designed to help people develop skills to cope with periods of distress, manage challenging emotions and improve relationship skills, in a supportive environment.  

The treatment approach draws from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan (1993), DBT helps people with a range of concerns such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD, or chronic trauma related symptoms.

How will it help me? 

This program is most suitable for people who experience longstanding difficulties 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.

The program’s skills-based group sessions occur from Monday to Friday throughout the four-week admission and participants will be provided with twice weekly individual skills coaching sessions. In addition, participants will be offered group sessions such as weekly art therapy, music therapy and physical therapy/mindful movement.

When does the program run?

The inpatient Emotion Management Program runs on an ongoing basis, every four weeks.

Please also see ‘More Information’ below for details on the Emotion Management Day Program and Outreach Services.

How do I access the program?

A referral from your GP or Psychiatrist is required. A referral letter can be faxed to The Melbourne Clinic’s Intake service for triage. The fax number for intake is (03) 9420 9351  

Please click HERE for further details on the referral process 

More information?

  • Inpatient Emotion Management Program - Click HERE for brochure 
  • Day Program for Emotion Management, Trauma and PTSD - Click HERE 
  • Outreach Services – Click HERE 

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