The Women's Partial Hospital Program at Butler Hospital helps women manage depression, anxiety, substance abuse, problematic behaviors and other psychiatric disorders. In the program, you will learn dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which helps manage suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behavior, and feelings that are overwhelming to you. The program runs Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.
With a focus on practical problem-solving, the Women's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program teaches the skills needed to cope and effectively manage challenging relationships, situations, thoughts, and feelings. In an effort to change a very painful state of mind as a result of these challenges, you may be engaging in a variety of behaviors, such as self-injury, binge eating, reckless driving, compulsive cleaning, etc. A second focus of DBT is on validation, a powerful tool whereby you, with the help of your treatment team, work on accepting uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors rather than struggling with them. Through this process the idea of change no longer appears impossible.
As of 3/16/2020, the Tuesday DBT Aftercare Group is no longer being offered.
Women's DBT Program
345 Blackstone Boulevard
1st Floor Goddard Building
Providence, RI 02906
P: 1 (844) 401-0111
Expert care that combines home and hospital. To learn more and to schedule an appointment call 1 (844) 401-0111, available 24/7.
For Physicians and Clinicians
Physicians and clinicians, you may fax us a completed Patient Referral Form or a representative at our Call Center will also assist you in starting the admissions process.
The Women's DBT Partial Hospital Program provides group education sessions and individual therapy. Group sessions are helpful in learning new coping skills. Individual sessions with a therapist are an opportunity to talk about how you can apply those skills to your own personal life and situations. Medication management and aftercare planning are also provided.
Your individual therapist will help you learn how to apply what you are learning in the groups to your personal life. Staff members are always available to talk with you and to provide support and personal assistance. In addition, medical internists, neurologists, dietitians and psychologists serve as consultants, and a chaplain is also available to meet with you at your request.
The average length of stay in the program is five to seven days but may vary based on individual needs. We ask that you make attendance in the program a priority during this time and that you not miss any days of the program.
On a typical day, you will participate in four DBT education skills training sessions, two in the morning and two in the afternoon with 10–15 minute breaks in between. You will also meet one-on-one with your therapist and/or doctor. There is a one-hour break for lunch at noontime.
Your treatment team will help develop an after-care plan that's right for you. There is also a free six-month DBT Skills Class that meets once a week on Tuesdays from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Anyone who has recently completed the Women's Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program and has not attended the six-month class previously is welcome.
The involvement of your family and others who play a significant role in your life is sometimes important to the success of your recovery. Family and couples sessions are arranged as needed. No contact will be made with your family or others without your consent, except in the case of an emergency.
Director of Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Services