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The home of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy consultation and training in New Zealand


Training Currently Available

Intensive Training in the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD

Monday 17th to Thursday 20th February 2020, Auckland.

This 4-day workshop is designed to provide intensive training in how to integrate PTSD treatment into standard DBT. Participants will learn the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for treating PTSD, one of the newest developments in DBT research and practice. This training is for mental health professionals who have attended a DBT Intensive or Foundational training or equivalent and who currently provide DBT individual therapy.


Registrations close on 3 February 2020. Click here for more info and to register online.


Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - February 2020

Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th February 2020, Auckland.

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 that provide balance to the treatment. It also highlights the frame of DBT and defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT.


Registrations close on 2 February 2020. Click here for more info and to register online.


DBT Skills Essentials - October 2019

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October 2019, Christchurch

This two-day event covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills as well as how to set up and run a group, teach skills (in individual sessions and groups) and overcome some common skills group problems.


Registrations closed on 10 October 2019. Click here for more info and to register online.

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On-site DBT training for your organization

Sending a small number of staff to a scheduled training is usually a more economical option. However, for larger staff numbers and/or larger implementations of DBT it may be more effective and economical to bring us to you. We can provide on-site training to your organization and work with you to implement DBT in your context. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Find our events

Click here for a map of the Auckland events at Ellerlsie.
Click here for a map of the October Christchurch Skills Essentials training.