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DBT® Intensive Training™

Crowne Plaza City Centre, MANCHESTER

Part I: 11-15 November 2019 Part II: 15-19 June 2020



Regulating Emotions in the DBT Way™

14-15 October 2019

Best Western Queen Hotel, Chester


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.

World Mental Health Awareness Day in Hong Kong

Today is World Mental Health Day and we are currently providing training to clinicians in the DBT Protocol for managing risk of suicide and self harm in Hong Kong.We are the only UK & Ireland based organisation that is affiliated with the Linehan Institute which...

Sneak Peek! Regulating Emotions in the DBT Way

We had the opportunity to sit down with Dr Christine Dunkley last week who let us in on a little sneak peek of what to expect at her upcoming two day workshop: Regulating Emotions in the DBT Way taking place 14-15 October 2019 in Chester. In this short video Christine...

BMA Medical Book Awards 2019

Our Director of Training, Professor Michaela Swales recently entered into the BMA Medical Book Awards which took place on 3rd September 2019.We are proud to announce that she was Highly Commended in the 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards for her book “The Oxford Handbook of...

Featured Courses and Onsite Training:



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 0800 056 8328 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.