Welcome to DBTNZ

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

Training Currently Available:

DBT Skills in Schools: Teaching the STEPS-A Curriculum

Wednesday 17th 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.

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

DBT Foundational Training - May 2021

Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th, Friday 14th, 21st and 28th May 2021,

A five-day training for individual or group therapists who are members of an intensively trained team, but who have not completed intensive training themselves.

Registrations close on 23 April 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.

Team Foundational - May 2021

3rd, 4th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 2021 AND OTHER DATES LATE 2021 TBC,

An intenisve training for teams wishing to implement comprehsnive DBT.

Registrations close on 23 April 2021. Click here for more info and to register online.


2020 and 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 until sometime near the middle of 2021.

We are currently adapting our training methods so we can offer our standard trainings online. In early 2021 we anticipate offering online versions of our 2-day Introduction to DBT, DBT skills essentials and our 5-day Foundational training online. This may well extend to a full Intensive Training in DBT. These training are provided in collaboration with US based Behavioral Tech. You can read about these standard trainings here.

We are also negotiating with US experts to offer an online training in DBT for Schools, pitched for Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Our 2020 webinar events were well received and may be extended in 2021. Let us know if you and your team have topics of interest.

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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.