Research has shown that group therapy may often be the most effective treatment, offering participants the chance to learn from others in similar situations.
Information for Clients and Referring Providers
Each week, ServiceNet offers more than 50 different groups, including the following. We are always adding new groups. Please speak with your therapist about which of these programs may be right for you.
Referring providers, please direct questions about groups to our Director of Outpatient Services at (413) 585-1362.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adults and Adolescents
This comprehensive model includes skills groups, weekly individual and family therapy, medication evaluation and follow-up, and phone coaching between sessions. DBT is designed for individuals with self-harming behaviors, persistent suicidal thoughts and past attempts, and/or other risky behaviors such as substance abuse, high risk sex, and eating disorders.
Wise Mind Group
Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); this modality teaches participants how to apply mindfulness practice to their thoughts and emotions, better tolerate distress, and regulate emotion. The group is for those who could benefit from learning these skills, but who do not meet criteria for the full DBT program. There is a modified Wise Mind group for individuals with intellectual disabilities or other cognitive impairments.
Skillful Recovery Group
Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this group offers a combination of skill-building and process to help participants make and sustain the changes needed to get and stay clean/sober.
Interactive Behavioral Therapy (IBT)
Participants build their listening skills and connection to others through psychodrama techniques. Psychodrama is based on interactive role play; it gives participants the chance to become more conscious of the roles they and others typically play in life, and to reflect on that experience.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
A type of psychotherapy that helps participants accept the difficulties that come along in life. Group members reflect on their character traits and behaviors, and work on accepting their reactions, choosing a direction based on their values, and taking action.
For people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse issues. Offers coping skills for participants to use in managing their often overwhelming impulses and emotions.
Support Group for LGBTQ Young Adults
For young adults, age 18-25, who identify along the LGBTQ+ spectrum, this group provides a supportive environment in which participants may share experiences and resources, and discuss issues affecting their lives and communities. The group helps members navigate through the challenges around identity formation/expression, while building resilience against oppression.