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We Deliver Effective DBT Training, Provided by Fully Licensed Trainers Accredited by The Linehan Institute.


British Isles DBT Training is the sole licensed provider of training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.  Professional DBT accreditation is now available in Europe through the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

We have been training DBT teams in the UK since 1997 which has resulted in over 450 DBT programmes being launched from Inverness to the Isle of Wight.  We are fully equipped to advise on programme implementation in every type of clinical setting where severe and enduring behavioural issues arise.

A Review of Marsha’s Memoir

Yoray Barak is a Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor trained and living in Israel.  He graduated with a master's degree in psychology from Bar Ilan University.  He has been a military psychologist and the head of a public mental health unit.  Currently he is a DBT...

The Move You Never Thought You’d Be Making: How to Get a DBT Skills Training Group Online in the Time of Corona

Somewhere towards the end of your training in DBT there was probably a point where you felt overwhelmed at the prospect of what lay ahead.  It just all seemed so big.  There was the task of learning this new therapy, as well as playing your part in implementing or...

Our Online Skills Training Was A Roaring Success

Due to what is currently going on in the world we have had to change the way we deliver our courses to make sure that you can still carry on learning whilst in isolation. We held our first online skills training course last week (2-3 April 2020) via Zoom with...


If you are interested in establishing DBT as a Trust wide implementation or have several settings in your organisation with clinicians you would like to train, then we are able to bring the training to you.

We are able to deliver all of our DBT training formats on-site, from Introductory workshops through to full Intensive implementation.

If you would like to discuss on-site DBT training please do not hesitate to contact us on 01978 346900 or Info@dbt-training.co.uk


Why train with us?

We are the only UK & Ireland based organisation that is affiliated with the Linehan Institute.

Being affiliated with the Linehan Institute means that British Isles DBT Training brings to you the latest developments in DBT from Marsha Linehan’s lab and those of other senior international researchers in DBT. Our training materials are sourced from the Linehan Institute and combine years of experience in training and delivering DBT with the latest international developments in the field.

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What is DBT?

DBT is an innovative and unique treatment model for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), developed by Professor Marsha Linehan at University of Washington, Seattle.

Its popularity has grown rapidly in the USA and increasingly in Europe, mainly due to its success in effectively treating client groups whose emotional problems are particularly difficult to manage within a therapeutic relationship or an institutional setting.