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training for DBT practitioners

Training for DBT Practitioners

Now that you have trained up staff to implement a DBT Programme, there are several options available to you to ensure the growth and development of this Programme.

British Isles DBT Training not only provide the initial training, but we can arrange for our Trainers to provide supervision for any staff who are questioning their skills or have a trainer come on-site for a 1 day consultation to help consolidate any thoughts of DBT amongst the team and assist in any implementation issues.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Foundational Training

The 5 day Foundational training is designed specifically for an individual or a small group of therapists (maximum of 4) who are members of an Intensively Trained DBT Team, but who have not been intensively trained themselves.  It is not a substitute for Intensive Training but is meant to assist teams that have employed new staff or experienced staff turnover.

The training will cover the standard content of DBT (equivalent to Part I of the 10 day Intensive Training).  It will also assume that all participants work in an active DBT Programme, participate in a consultation team, and work within a comprehensively trained team.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Advanced Masterclass

The DBT Advanced Masterclass provides an opportunity for Intensively trained DBT practitioners either alone or in teams to receive consultation about both their programmes and their clinical work.  The Masterclass is a small group context where practitioners receive personalised consultation for the challenges they are experiencing in delivering the treatment in their own healthcare context.  Drs Heard and Swales, two internationally renowned experts in DBT, will run the consultation based on the problems that participants submit in advance.  Previous participants have found attending helpful in clarifying key aspects of case conceptualisation, in refining individual therapy skills and in solving problems of programme implementation.

Post Graduate Certificate in DBT

The PG Cert in DBT is designed to help practitioners either currently learning DBT on an Intensive Training course or who have previously completed the Intensive Training to develop both their theoretical grasp of the treatment and to advance their clinical application of the treatment at both the level of their programme and the individual clinical case. The course is delivered via distance learning through Bangor University, all the teaching element is covered by full attendance at the 10 days of the Intensive Training.


We can arrange for a Trainer to come to you for the day and address any problems that you may be experiencing in your implementation of DBT.


We can also arrange for Supervision to be provided by members of the British Isles DBT Training Team.