Registrations are now open for the following training:

  • Introduction to DBT -  Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April online. This two-day workshop is for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with DBT or who are considering further training in DBT. The training introduces the essential change-based and acceptance-based strategies, along with dialectical strategies and other elements that define the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT. We introduce a core selection of DBT skills. This training is provided online to reduce access barriers and avoid covid risks and uncertainties.  Click here for more information and to register online.
  • DBT Foundational training and DBT Team-Foundational Training. Online training - starts 3rd May 2021. The Foundational training is a five-day online training for new members of Intensively trained DBT teams.  It is a comprehensive program of study covering the standard content of DBT. The online format will ensure the training goes ahead regardless of covid levels as well as reducing access and travel barriers. It will be provided over a four-week period to space the learning and provide opportunities for practice and implementation. Click here to read more about this training and to register online.
  • The Team-Foundational training is a two-part training spread across 6 months designed to establish new teams (of 4 to 8 clinicians) who wish to provide comprehensive DBT. The first part of the Team-Foundational training is combined with the Foundational training (above). If your team is considering implementing DBT then click there to read more about this training and get in touch with us to discuss your needs.
  • DBT Skills in Schools: Teaching the STEPS-A Curriculum. Online training - Wednesday 17th March until Friday 19th March 2021. This three-day online event covers how to understand and implement the Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A) - a universal social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum designed for intermediate and high school students.  We are very fortunate to have this training hosted by Dr. James Mazza and Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, the US-based developers of DBT STEPS-A. Click here for more information and to register online.

Other online DBT training formats are anticipated during 2021.

Family Connections training in New Zealand.

  • A Family Connections Leaders Training will take place on Thursday 25 March – Friday 26 March 2021 in Auckland. FC is an evidence-based 12 x 2 hr/week program for family/friends of people with borderline personality disorder whose goal is to improve the quality of life of family/friends. You can read more about FC hereClick this link for more information and to register for the event.

In person training? We remain committed to resuming in-person training once the covid situation is more predictable.


DBTNZ is an international affiliate of the Linehan Institute. DBTNZ training has been developed by Dr Marsha Linehan and is provided by us under licence from Behavioral Tech, LLC.