To reduce access barriers and the uncertainties of covid-19, DBTNZ is launching its first two-day online training:

  • DBT Skills Essentials - Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020 online via Zoom. This two-day online event covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills as well as how to set up and run a group, teach skills and overcome some common skills group problems. We will also address how to effectively teach skills remotely using online formats. Click here for more information and to register online.

DBTNZ is hosting webinars designed to meet the needs of people across a range of sectors and levels of experience in DBT. These two-hour Zoom-based seminars involving teaching, activities, discussion and Q+A. There is a limited number of participants for each event. Registrations are open for the following:

  • DBT in schools – Tips for Managing Emotion Dysregulation in Schools using a DBT approach - Tuesday 29th September 11am to 1pm (NZT). An online seminar focusing on a step by step DBT-based process to both assess and manage suicidal and/or self-harm behaviour in the school context. Click here for more info and to register online. This is a new training format for DBTNZ.
  • The Biosocial model in DBT case formulation and clinical practice - Monday 12th October 2020 - 1pm to 3pm (NZT). An online seminar focusing on how the biosocial model can enhance our clinical interventions and change transactions that may otherwise undermine the therapeutic alliance. Click here for more info and to register online. This is a new training format for DBTNZ.

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.