DBT Resources for Clinicians and Staff

Learn about the latest in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) innovations and research, find training organizations and documents, and more.

Service/Advocacy Organizations

The Linehan Institute: An organization who's mission is to advance leading edge behavioral technologies making compassionate and effective treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders.

For the latest in DBT research, click here.

National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder: A nationally recognized organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).


Training Organizations

The Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech: Trains mental health providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations.

Treatment Implementation Collaborative: Full service consultation, training, and supervision in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other Evidence Based Practices to mental health systems, agencies and individuals.

DBT Training Videos: Have questions about DBT, or just want to learn more? Use this link to access free training videos for clinicians and consumers.

Charlie Swenson: Includes DBT resources, Charlie's blog, and information on DBT workshops and presentations.


DBT Linehan Board of Certification

The following links provide information about DBT certification.

What is certification?

DBT Certification FAQ


Online Resources

DBT in Real Life: Perspectives from DBT Experts: Includes short articles written by top DBT experts discussing special topics in DBT.

DBT Therapist Wiki: A website comprised of many helpful DBT resources for clinicians and staff. Contributions to the site are made by clinicians from around the world in order to share learnings regarding DBT.

DBT Therapists Blog: A blog with short pieces for building skills for therpists.


Suggested Readings


Is DBT for You & Your Clients?

Is DBT for You & Your Clients?: In this video, Tony DuBose, PsyD of Behavioral Tech, provides an overview of DBT, it’s foundations, and components, as well as what DBT in a clinical practice incorporates.


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DBT Testimonials

“The reason I choose to use my DBT skills is because I find it helpful in life. I believe I improved because if I was still at home, I would take my anger out on my family and punch holes in the wall. Now, I just use my DBT skills to have a better outcome.” – Paul E.

“In the past six months, I have completed one session of DBT skills class. The skill that has helped me the most would be interpersonal effectiveness, because when I first got here, I had no idea how to tell my parents how upset I was so I would just lash out. Now I can use these skills to tell them how I am feeling, why, and properly cope with the situation.” – Sarah S. 

"Mindfulness and Wise Mind, being in the moment, focusing on it right then and there, using interpersonal effectiveness to handle things appropriately." – Desiree N.

"Mindfulness - thinking of something calming and soothing even though you have other worries to think of.  It's a lot easier to think of one thing at a time." – Mia V.