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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) PGDip

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Behaviour Therapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The post-graduate diploma provides a unique opportunity to gain a post-graduate qualification in DBT which will provide eligibility for accreditation as a therapist with the Society for DBT in the UK and Ireland. The programme is provided in partnership with the internationally recognized British Isles DBT Training Team, who are Tier 1 affiliates of the Linehan Institute. Through this programme, students will receive training and consultation from national and international experts in DBT, and in its two core components Mindfulness and Applied Behaviour Analysis. During the course you will be taught how to set up and deliver a DBT programme, learn all the strategies of the treatment and deliver them in your clinical practice with expert guidance and feedback as you progress.

Successful graduates of the PG Diploma will be eligible to apply for accreditation with the Society for DBT enabling them to deliver DBT within public and private sector healthcare organisations across the UK and Ireland. The components of the diploma can also be used to fulfil part of the requirements to become a BABCP accredited CBT therapist.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date



In this module, which is also residential and thirty credits, you refine your skills in DBT case conceptualization and the delivery of the treatment, both at a programmatic and an individual therapy level. To complete the diploma, you then must complete three further twenty-credit modules that you can study in one year or spread over a further two years.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must be employed by a healthcare organisation that expects them to be seeing clients; Must be registered to practice with a regulatory professional body e.g. Health Professions Council, General Medical Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council, Professional Standards Authority. If a person does not have a professional registration but they have been employed in a role for two years that requires that they deliver psychological interventions under supervision, we will consider them for training provided their clinical supervisor is part of the DBT team and is Intensively Trained and is registered with a professional body.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more