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Welcome to the SfDBT…

The Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy has been set up in the UK as a professional organisation for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) practitioners and for those who are interested in furthering the development of DBT as an evidence-based treatment.

The organisation has developed in response to a call from the growing number of DBT therapists in the UK and Ireland to create a membership organisation capable of protecting the interests of patients and representing the interests of therapists.

We seek to ensure that DBT is provided in a safe, ethical, professional and accountable manner.

On the website you will find information about the Aims of the Society, Therapist Resources and the classes of membership.  In addition, the Society, in affiliation with the  Linehan Board of Certification, accredits therapists in DBT and you will find information about this process on the website.

The International Association for DBT

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.