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CBT Skills Groups Society of Victoria
The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Group program is a physician-led program for adult patients (17.5-75 years old) who want to learn practical tools to improve their mental health. The CBT Skills Group program is a self-management course targeted at anxiety, depression and stress that integrates basic neuroscience concepts with introductory mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy teaching. It is delivered as an eight-week series of 90-minute group medical visits, with 15 patients per group. Patients learn practical tools to recognize, understand and manage patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving. They learn to be conscious of their choices as they respond to life stressors, and explore options for living a fuller, richer life, more aligned with what they value most.

To participate in a group, contact your local family physician for a referral.
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
These have been challenging times and the impact of the pandemic is being felt by all of us. That’s why the CBT Skills Groups Society has adapted their in-person CBT Skills Group Medical Visits to a virtual platform and have opened the service up to communities across the province. Physicians and nurse practitioners across the province can now refer to the CBT Skills Group program directly and patients enroll and participate online, with little to no waitlist.
Physical address not provided
Ages served: 17 - 75 years
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes (There is a $65 initial deposit, which is returned if the patient attends at least 7 of the 8 groups. A hard copy of the workbook is recommended, which is an additional $35, or the patient can access an online version. If a hard copy is preferred, but there is financial hardship, the fee can be reduced. Please email admin to inquire.)
To be seen: Physician or professional referral is required
Area Served: British Columbia
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This resource is listed under these topics

Family Physicians
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
General Community Mental Health Services
Outpatient/community mental health services
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness and Mindfulness Therapies
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Pandemic (e.g. COVID/Coronavirus), Disasters and Related Emergencies
Last modified Apr 8, 2021 10:37am
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