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SfDBT Annual Conference 16th November 2020 was a huge success with over 240 people attending the virtual event.

A huge thank you to Charlie Swenson for his keynote address. Thank you, also, to everyone else who presented and participated. Check back frequently for news of upcoming events.

The cost of accreditation applications will be reduced by 20% (already reduced at checkout) until the 14th of February 2021. In addition, training course accreditation has now begun.


The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders ESSPD invites you to participate in a webinar.  

Euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with personality disorders in Europe – What is our current knowledge?

Tuesday January 26, 2021 from 4 to 6 pm CET (3 to 5pm UK and Irish Time)

The first ESSPD webinar is devoted to the widely unknown and controversial issue of medical assistance in dying: We will inform European specialists on this topic with a focus on patients with severe mental disorders in general and particularly personality disorders.

Experts from Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Germany will present background information, current data and clinical practice. A 45-minute panel and audience discussion will follow.

Attendance is free of charge but places are limited, so please register for the webinar now. For more information and registration visit


We’re excited to announce the formation of the International Association for DBT (IADBT). During the past 3 years, over 30 international DBT experts have been convening to ensure Marsha’s legacy lived on once she retired with regard to ongoing DBT treatment development, training and research. This temporary steering committee recently created the IADBT as a guiding umbrella organization for the many regional organizations that have formed worldwide, like SfDBT, ISITDBT (US) and others.  Please find a more detailed description about what IADBT plans to do in the materials we are distributing. Stay tuned for more information about IADBT membership and the range of benefits in early 2021.

IADBT Announcement

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