DBT Summer Course starting July 2017

Get Emotionally Savvy this Summer! Learn Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness in our intensive 6-week DBT course in Jerusalem.

In just 6 weeks you will learn practical skills for controlling your emotional behavior so that you can function more effectively. This is helpful for anyone who struggles to control their emotions or who is prone to anxiety or depression, impulsive, addictive and self-harming behaviors, and dysregulated eating.

Machon Dvir is offering a high-intensity, 6-week DBT summer program comprising two 3-hour group sessions each week. Individual therapy can also carried out if desired (at additional cost).

The goal of the high intensity program is to provide a more structured and supportive framework for individuals who require intensive DBT treatment while in Israel, in order to help them acquire the necessary skills for effective functioning. It is designed to help people who are struggling with significant difficulties regulating their emotions and behavior (including self-harming behaviors) which affects their ability to function effectively.

Group participants will also receive the Mentegram App to enables them to complete regular questionnaires about their feelings between sessions, either using the app on their smartphone or by email. This will enable the treating team to regularly monitor participants between sessions.


Dr Tova LaneDr. Tova Lane PsyD learned her doctorate in psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, focusing on Community and School Psychology. She is certified in Trauma-Focused CBT from the Medical University of South Carolina and has worked extensively in psychiatric hospitals, clinics, and outpatients centers throughout the New York region. She is a Board Certified School Psychologist, and she developed community mental health intervention programs and provided consultation services to Orthodox Jewish day schools in Monsey. Dr. Lane was an adjunct professor, teaching courses on psychiatric disorders at Rutgers University and Brooklyn College, before moving to Jerusalem in 2015 to work at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma and at the Dvir Institute. Dr. Lane’s therapeutic approach involves integrating a psychodynamic and DBT model of treatment.

Course dates are subject to confirmation, and separate groups for men and women will run subject to sufficient demand.

BEGINS: Monday July 17th in our Jerusalem clinic (located opposite First Station)

FEE: Comprehensive intake interview is 500 NIS. The cost for the course is 6,500 NIS for 36 hours of group therapy (approx. 180 NIS/hr), including all course materials and access to the Mentegram App.

Registration: office(at)machondvir.org 02-625-2527