Outpatient DBT & Support Groups

Outpatient DBT

Patients, who have either been on The Day Clinic’s intensive day hospital programme or have a good DBT understanding and skill set, are then able to join our Outpatient DBT programme. Our Outpatient DBT module programme is a 6 session course and in a closed group with limited places.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) offers skills training for understanding and addressing difficulties associated with mood swings, emotion regulation, impulsive behaviour, interpersonal difficulties and chronic low self-esteem. The focus is on facing and tackling issues as an alternative to avoidant or destructive behavioural patterns.

For more information and availability, please email  info@thedayclinic.co.za

Support Group

Our Support Group offers an ongoing application of DBT principles and techniques to every day living after being at The Day Clinic on the Intensive programme or after an Outpatient DBT course.  Meetings are held weekly at The Day Clinic.

There is a focus on getting to know more about your feelings, and creating alternatives to the actions that can make life feel worse. There can be such relief in understanding something about what might go on inside you, and how doing things differently can help. However, it can be very difficult to keep some of these new ideas in mind when you are faced with challenging situations in your day-to-day life after the programme or Outpatient DBT course has finished.

For more information, please email info@thedayclinic.co.za

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How to receive treatment


Step 1

All patients need to be referred to our services or have attended the 5 day programme.

Step 2

Please fill out the The-Day-Clinic-Referral-Fillable Form or ask your Doctor or Therapist to fill it out for you.


Step 3

Please email your completed referral form to referrals@thedayclinic.co.za

Step 4

We will contact you within 48 hours to book a one-hour assessment interview.

Upfront payment for this assessment will be necessary. You will be given an invoice to submit to your medical aid for partial re-imbursement.


Step 5

Suitable patients will be offered a place in our programme. Patients who are not suitable will be referred for alternate appropriate treatment

Step 6

On accepting your place, you will be asked to secure it by paying upfront for all 6 sessions.  After every session, an invoice for that session will be generated and sent to you for submission to your Medical Aid. 

Please note: The Day Clinic is contracted out of medical aid. Payment for clinical services are required to be settled by yourself. All patients will receive an invoice on payment which can then be claimed from your medical aid.