Taught course

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Bangor University · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements


  • 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.

  • IELTS standard: 6.5

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Given the partnership nature of the programme, all applications for the PG Dip in DBT are processed through BIDBT. To register your interest and start your application process, please email pgdip@dbt-training.co.uk

Information for international students

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Individuals who are pursuing DBT Intensive Training™ paid for by their employer can apply to study the Diploma for which there will be additional charges – please contact Daniel Owen below for details. Students or their employers will be required to fund the accommodation components of the residential modules and the supervision component of module PHP4202.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dan Owen
01248 351151