Welcome to DBTNZ

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


Training Currently Available:

Adapting DBT for private practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Friday 10th September 2021 - 11am to 12:30pm (NZT),

A 90-minute web-based training focussing on providing elements of DBT within the constraints of NZ private practice settings.


Registrations close on 3 September 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - September 2021

Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th September 2021,

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 defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT. This training is provided online to reduce access barriers and avoid covid risks and uncertainties.


Registrations close on 7 September 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


OrangaTamariki Specialist Training- September 2021

Monday 20th to Friday 24 September 2021 AND 2nd-6th May 2022 TBC,

A DBT Intensive training run exclusively for Oranga Tamariki Staff. This training is only available to eligible Oranga Tamariki Staff.


Registrations close on 10 September 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


Postvention

Friday 15th October 2021 - 11am to 1.30pm (NZT),

A DBT-oriented interactive and experiential training that will focus on responding to a client suicide. This is a two and a half hour web-based training.


Registrations close on 10 October 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


DBT Skills Essentials - November 2021 - Online training - Registrations Open Soon

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th November 2021,

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


Registrations close on 1 November 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


DBT in the treatment of Complex Eating Disorders: Part I - Targeting - Registrations Open Soon

Tuesday 16th November 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm (NZT),

A two-hour web-based training: Learn to use the standard DBT target hierarchy to target disordered eating with multi-diagnostic eating disorder clients who also have other life threatening and therapy interfering behaviours.


Registrations close on 9 November 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


DBT in the treatment of Complex Eating Disorders: Part II - Strategies - Registrations Open Soon

Tuesday 30th November 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm (NZT),

A two-hour web-based training: Learn to Integrate standard ED concepts and treatment strategies with DBT interventions when working with clients with complex eating disorders.


Registrations close on 24 November 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.

DBT Consultation Available:

Specialist DBT Team Case Consultation - Registrations Open Soon

A two-hour remote DBT case consultation for you and your team, lead by one of our DBT experts.

Click here for more info.

Notices

2021 events

With the ongoing uncertainties of covid, we have decided to focus on online training until there is greater certainty about in-person events. Hence it is unlikely that we will offer in-person training at least until the beginning of 2022.

We are finalizing details of the following events:

Two-day training events:

  • Introduction to DBT – planned for September 2021
  • Skills training in DBT – planned for November 2021
You can read about these standard trainings here.
 

Webinars (each will be 90 to 120 minutes)

  • Adapting DBT approaches to private practice settings
  • Treating eating disorders within standard comprehensive DBT
  • Postvention

We plan to have the dates and details finalized shortly and then will open these events for registrations.
 


Stay Informed:

The easiest way to stay informed about DBT training in New Zealand is to sign up for our emails – click here to sign-up for emails.

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.