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Getting started

Getting started

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Who we see

Our team see clients for DBT from the age of 18 years old.

While DBT is effective for clients at risk of harm to themselves, The Glow Centre is a private practice and clients must be low to moderate risk.

If clients are at high risk, they must be engaged with or case managed by a psychiatrist or public mental health team, who can manage medications and arrange for crisis support/admissions when required.

DBT Intake Process

DBT Assessment

The first step in our intake process is to book in for a DBT intake assessment (also known as an initial session). 

All prospective clients who wish to undertake any form of DBT at The Glow Centre must attend an intake appointment before proceeding.  Our intake assessment is conducted to determine your suitability for the program options that we offer here at The Glow Centre.

During the 50-60 minute session, one of our DBT therapists will obtain information about your presenting concerns, history, and goals for treatment; gets to know you and develops a proposed treatment plan collaboratively with you.  

How we determine suitability

Undertaking an assessment does not guarantee entry into our program, as acceptance is based on a number of factors that will be discussed with you during your assessment, some of which include:

  • your ability to commit to all parts of The Glow Centre's DBT program;  

  • the results of your assessment after DBT team consults; 

  • no high risk / life threatening behaviours; 

  • availability for new participants; 

  • costs associated with the program and your availability. 

What happens after your assessment

After your assessment is conducted, the process is as follows:

  1. Your DBT assessment is presented to the weekly DBT consultation team.  

  2. A member if the DBT will contact you to advise if you have been deemed suitable for The Glow Centre DBT program, and if so, discuss the next steps.

  3. You will be allocated to a suitable individual therapist and you will be booked in for 3 pre-commitment sessions with your individual therapist.  Pre-commitment is a crucial step in the DBT program process as it lays the foundation for a productive and collaborative therapeutic experience, as well as ensuring your commitment; willingness to engage in the required work; and readiness to make meaningful progress.  

  4. You will commence the full DBT program at the start of the next skills group module (skills groups are conducted one after the other throughout the year).  See our Fees rebates and policies page for approximate module commencement dates.

  5. Your progress is assessed and feedback is obtained at the end of each module. 

  6. You will complete 3 modules x 2 for a total dose of DBT. 

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