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On this page you can register to be a member of the SfDBT if you are a new member you can only register for Ordinary Membership, Associate Membership or Website Subscriber.

NOTE: To see and register for for Accredited Membership you will first need to go throught the Ordinary Membership process first.

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Ordinary Members

This grade of membership is open to those who have completed Intensive training or 5 days of DBT training delivered by a recognized provider. Individuals must hold a recognized Core Profession and provide evidence of membership of a Professional body.

The criteria for Ordinary membership for clinicians who don’t have a core profession are:

  • completion of a university approved post graduate or postgraduate equivalent Diploma level training in counselling (including UKCP recognised training) or recognised psychological therapy and/or done a Knowledge Skills Abilities (KSA) through the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) or British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and/or are current or past accredited members of these organisations. If different, we will consider criteria on a case by case basis.
  • possess full or accredited membership of a governing body who has a clear mechanism for investigating complaints and enforcing sanctions for fitness to practice issues e.g. BABCP, BACP, UKCP. 

The fee for this grade of membership is £25 per year.

Associate Members

This grade of membership is open to anyone who has an interest in DBT. This grade is applicable to individuals who have not yet undertaken the required 5 days of recognized training, and / or do not hold a recognized Core Profession.

The fee for this grade of membership is £25 per year, and requires renewal each year.

Website Subscribers

Non-paying website subscriber.