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Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) Program

Qualifying Conditions

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder

Who We Serve

  • Adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

  • Adults in the Intensive Case Management Program

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We are proud to offer the STEPPS Program, a specialized group therapy initiative designed to support adults dealing with emotional instability. This program is specifically tailored for groups of three or more individuals who benefit from insight-oriented group therapy, as identified through referrals or their treatment plans. 



What is STEPPS? 

STEPPS stands for Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving. It is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on enhancing emotional regulation and developing effective problem-solving skills. Our program is structured to help participants gain a deeper understanding of their emotional responses and learn practical techniques to manage these responses in everyday situations. 


Program Focus 

The core of our STEPPS program is to provide a supportive and structured environment where participants can explore and address their emotional challenges. The group setting encourages the sharing of experiences and strategies, fostering a collaborative learning atmosphere. This setup not only enhances personal insight but also promotes a sense of community among participants. 


Who Can Benefit? 

The STEPPS program is ideal for individuals experiencing: 

  • Borderline Personality Disorder 

  • Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder 

  • Other conditions where emotional regulation and problem-solving are compromised 


Program Features 

Group Therapy Sessions 

Conducted in small groups to ensure personalized attention and optimal interaction. 

Insight-Oriented Learning 

Focuses on understanding the underlying causes of emotional instability and developing strategies to manage them. 

Problem-Solving Techniques 

Equips participants with tools to effectively tackle challenges and improve their decision-making processes. 

Supportive Environment 

It offers a safe space for participants to discuss personal issues and gain support from peers facing similar challenges. 


Accessing Our Program 

Participants can join the STEPPS program through a referral from healthcare providers or as indicated in their ongoing treatment plans. Our qualified mental health professionals facilitate each session, ensuring that all discussions and activities align with the therapeutic goals of emotional predictability and effective problem-solving. 


Join Us 

If you or someone you know is struggling with emotional instability and could benefit from structured, insight-oriented group therapy, the STEPPS Program at Deblin Health Concepts may be the right choice. Contact us today to learn more about how this program can help you or your loved ones navigate the complexities of emotional challenges in a supportive, understanding community. 

Limitations or Exclusions of Services

The STEPPS Program is specifically designed for individuals who exhibit signs of emotional instability and require structured intervention to enhance emotional predictability and problem-solving abilities. To participate in this program, individuals must be referred by a healthcare provider or have a treatment plan that explicitly indicates the need for insight-oriented group therapy. Here are the key exclusions and limitations to be aware of:

Referral Requirement

Only individuals who have been formally referred by a mental health professional or those whose treatment plans specifically recommend group therapy for emotional instability are eligible to join the STEPPS Program.

Group Size and Composition

·The program requires a minimum of three participants to facilitate a dynamic and interactive group setting. Sessions may be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met.


The therapy is designed to cater to adults, limiting participation to individuals aged 18 and above. This focus ensures that the content and therapy techniques are appropriate and effective for an adult population.

Health Conditions Covered

The program primarily supports individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder, and similar conditions affecting emotional regulation.

Frequency and Duration of Sessions

Participants are expected to commit to the structured schedule of the program, which typically includes weekly sessions over a set period. Inability to attend regularly may limit the effectiveness of the therapy and could lead to removal from the program to ensure that all participants derive maximum benefit.

Contact Us

For more information on the STEPPS Program’s suitability for you or to discuss potential referral avenues, please contact Deblin Health Concepts directly. Our team is ready to assist you in determining if this program is the right fit for your therapeutic needs and to help navigate any potential barriers to participation.

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