Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, created DBT, an integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness skills that is powerful with people who have mood, anxiety, addictive, impulse control, and personality disorders. It is a research-based treatment that helps identify the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and their impact on life situations. The DBT Skills IOP at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is an adaptation of Dr. Linehan’s program. It will offer Skills Training Groups over an eight-week period. Groups will focus on teaching participants skills to tolerate distress, interact with others effectively and regulate intense emotions.