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Postgraduate Diploma in DBT

The Postgraduate Diploma in DBT provides a unique opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification in DBT which will provide eligibility for accreditation as a therapist with the Society for DBT in the UK and Ireland (SfDBT).

The training journey is coordinated by British Isles DBT Training and the academic journey is supported by Bangor University. Through this programme, students will receive training and consultation from national and international experts in DBT, and in its two core components Mindfulness and Applied Behaviour Analysis. During the course learners will be taught how to set up and deliver a DBT programme, learn all the strategies of the treatment and deliver them in their clinical practice with expert guidance and feedback as they progress.

For a detailed look into the curriculum, linkage to clinical practice, course requirements & prices please see our course brochures linked below.

HEE Funded PTSMHP allocations

Psychological Therapies for people with Severe Mental Health Problems (PTSMHP) are a key part of the new integrated community offer for adults, as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of the delivery of the initiative, HEE have commissioned British Isles DBT Training for the provision of the Postgraduate Diploma and Supervisor Training in DBT. This comprehensive package of training is to be offered in collaboration with the School of Psychology at Bangor University over a period of 4 years (2020-2024).

In the videos below Course Director Prof. Michaela Swales walks you through the core components of the Diploma. These videos are a MUST watch for anyone embarking on the training.

If you have any further questions, please email pgdip@dbt-training.co.uk or call 01978 346909 to speak to a member of the Course Administration Team.

This video is for students embarking on the training to ensure you are fully aware of the course requirements

This video is for Service Leads and managers to ensure you have all of the information to support your staff on this training

To compliment these videos you can also find attached the course brochure which contains detailed information on the modules, a learner journey and the prerequisite requirements for enrolling on the course.

For those on this course of study, before applying, make sure you are ready by completing this course checklist:

Self-funding Students

If you are a self or employer funded learner, please click here for more details:

Ready to apply?

If you have any further questions, please email pgdip@dbt-training.co.uk or call 01978 346909 to speak to a member of the Course Administration Team.