DBT Training for personal growth

About Us

British Isles DBT Training is the sole licensed provider* of training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in Britain and Ireland.

This psychological therapy is officially recommended for consideration by NICE since 2009 in the Borderline Personality Disorder Guideline for treating repeated self-harming behaviours.

We have been training DBT teams in the UK since 1997 which has resulted in over 350 DBT programmes having been implemented thus far. We are fully equipped to advise on programme implementation in every type of clinical setting where severe and enduring behavioural issues arise.

In partnership with DBT Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC), our team is at the forefront of establishing international certification criteria for DBT therapists, based on rating tapes using the adherence scale developed in Marsha Linehan’s lab at the University of Washington, Seattle.

We retain close links with Behavioural Tech LLC in Seattle and European partners in Germany, Norway, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Italy to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in the international DBT community.

Our DBT Intensive® training format is the basis for the world’s first academic qualification in DBT: the Postgraduate Certificate in DBT validated by the University of Bangor.

*We are the only licensed affiliate in Britiain and Ireland of Behavioral Tech’s Institute Training Materials which have been developed in collaboration with Marsha Linehan.

We have been delighted to have worked in conjunction with the DBT National Project Office through funding from the National Office of Suicide Prevention in a nationwide roll out of DBT treatment for suicidal individuals over the past few years. Here is an article detailing the development of this project. Development of the DBT National Project Office