Definitions and Additional Information

Covid 19 – All groups are currently offered via WebEx unless otherwise indicated by SAH room number.

Family Info Session – Occurs 5 PM-7 PM Third Thursday of every month.123 East Street.  Contact 705-759-6684

Groups that require Psychiatrist referral indicated with an asterisk (*)

(CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a practical, short-term form of psychotherapy.  It helps people to develop skills and strategies for becoming and staying healthy. CBT focuses on the here-and-now—on the problems that come up in day-to-day life. CBT helps people to examine how they make sense of what is happening around them and how these perceptions affect the way they feel.  CBT: is structured, time-limited (usually 6-20 sessions), problem-focused and goal-oriented.  It teaches strategies and skills and is based on a proactive, shared therapeutic relationship between therapist and client

(CD) Concurrent Disorders is for in and out patients who acknowledge they have substance abuse issues and a mental illness and want to make a positive change.

(DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based model of therapy that helps people learn and use new skills and strategies so that they build lives they feel are worth living.

DBT is based on core mindfulness skills and dialectics which lean toward acceptance and change.  Components of DBT Skills Modules (each module-6 wks. in duration): (1) Interpersonal Effectiveness:  teaches skills for building and maintaining healthy relationships (2) Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it (3) Emotion Regulation: strategies for balancing emotions, changing them, and enhancing resilience

Men’s/Women’s Psychotherapy Group – A low structure, process psychotherapy group providing a space for men recovering from mental disorders to process and share their feelings and experiences.