DBT Training solutions

Practice-friendly, Evidence-based, DBT Training

The South African DBT Institute is your source for live and on-demand DBT courses for South African professionals and teams.
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DBT Training solutions

Design your DBT Training Journey

We provide introductory to advanced online and in-person DBT training to healthcare professionals from around the world.

Level 1: Core

Level 1 training provides an in-depth introduction to our pathways of DBT for Adults, DBT for Adolescents and Families and our custom pathway for medical doctors, which includes training for GPs and Psychiatrists.

Level 2: Advanced

Level 2 training allows you to choose from different pathways. All of the pathways include using DBT in individual therapy, with the option to focus on DBT for Depression and Anxiety, Trauma and Neurodiversity.

Our Level 2 Start and Run DBT Skills Groups workshops for adults and adolescents focus on equipping you with the skills to develop and implement a skills program.

Level 3: Externship

Level 3 consists of 2 parts with the focus is on implementing a standard DBT program.

Part 1 (1 day workshop) is about addressing challenges from Level 2, phone coaching, consult groups and an orientation to the DBT externship.
Between part 1 and 2, participants will be expected to either write up a DBT case from individual therapy or implement a DBT skills group. There will be 2 peer supervision opportunities during the 3 month interval.

Part 2 is about peer supervision, masterclasses and "filling in the gaps" in your implementation of DBT.


Masterclasses include workshops around specialist topics such as neurodivergence in adults and adolescents, eating disorders and substance use disorders.

DBT Training solutions

Choose your HYBRID 2024 pathway:

For adults

9 Months of flexible DBT Training that focuses on the different DBT modes of treatment for multiple behavioural targets, including those associated with personality disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and neurodivergence.

FOR ADOLESCENTS and families

9 Months of flexible DBT Training that focuses on different DBT modes of treatment for Adolescents and Families. These include individual therapy, skills training and systemic interventions.

 for medical doctors

Training that focuses on using DBT in medical practices. This includes understanding the DBT framework, the modes of intervention and using DBT in brief sessions.

Level 1: Core Training

Level 2: Advanced Training

Level 3: Externship

DBT Training solutions

Practice-Friendly DBT Training for Healthcare Professionals

Easy platform

We provide a modern, easy to use platform to participate in live workshops, or train at your convenience. Download the handouts, watch the sessions again and get your CPD hours with ease.

Evidence-Based Practice

DBT is a field that is expanding and there is new evidence of its efficacy being published consistently. We aim to stay up to date and provide innovative training pathways that allows you to use DBT in ways that are evidence-based.

Proven Track Record

Our team of trainers have experience across multiple disciplines. We have been providing training to healthcare professionals from across Australia, the UAE, South Africa and Namibia since 2016.

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