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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) PGDip

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Behaviour Therapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

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.


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

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Applicants 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. Applicants will be expected to be delivering a minimum of 2 days a week to the delivery of DBT in their clinical practice.

University information

Established in 1884, Bangor University has over 130 years of educational heritage and offers an experience unlike any other. Based in North Wales, and nestled between the mountains and the sea, the university offers a wide range of courses distributed across the Arts and Sciences. Bangor is a vibrant and student-oriented place to study, and the university’s size and friendly learning community is why many students choose to study here. The...more

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