Goals group is offered to all residents, regardless of what therapeutic track they are following. Goals group runs daily and takes place at the west breakfast table, a natural gathering space for residents at the Retreat.
Each weekday at The Retreat begins with goals group. This group encourages residents to take an active role in their treatment by setting a personal, treatment-related goal for that day using the ABC skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Goals are then discussed within the group to gain feedback and support from fellow residents, as well as from nursing staff and staff therapists. Progress toward accomplishment of these goals is reviewed each evening.