Australian DBT Institute's 20-year birthday celebration!

Oct 1 / ADBTI Admin
🎉Celebrate our 20th-yr Anniversary with us!🎉

For a limited time, we are offering our DBT courses at full-time student rates for the next 10 individuals who register for all our 2024 DBT & RO DBT programs. Don't miss out on this opportunity to develop your DBT and/or Trauma Therapy approaches at a discounted rate!

To register, visit our website and sign up for our DBT courses, workshops, and webinars at For trauma therapy intensive training, please visit

The following offer available until 20th of October 2023!
  • DBT Comprehensive Training $1,200
  • Trauma Therapy Intensive $1,200
  • Foundations, Skills & Individual in DBT (online) $99
  • DBT Essentials (2 Day Workshop) $330

As mentioned above limited to the first 10 registrations in each program! Happy 20th Birthday to the Australian DBT Institute!
Hurry, registrations are first-come, first-served! Once the next 10 registrations are completed, the program prices will return to the usual advertised rates. Please note that no other discounts or offers can be applied in conjunction with this promotion and registrations are only accepted via our website.

Thank you for being a part of our journey and we look forward to celebrating with you! #DBT #RODBT #therapytraining #20thAnniversary #discountedrates 

Our History & Achievements
Looking back we have packed a lot into the 20 years and have even more to achieve in the future! 
  • The Australian DBT Institute was founded in 2004. 
  • The institute has been providing leadership in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy since 2004, Trauma-Informed Adaptions of DBT since 2010, and Radically Open DBT Since 2021. 
  • We have had amazing collaborations with Behavioral Tech LLC (Marsha Linehan's Training Company 2004-2008), Babette Rothschild (creator of Somatic Trauma Therapy 2014-18), South African DBT Institute (2016-2020), SSL Network in Singapore (2018-2022) Southern Cross University (2021 to current) and most recently Radically Open Ltd (2022-current).
  • Our workshops and courses in DBT-informed approaches have been delivered to over 15,000 mental health professionals with training held throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Thailand, Singapore, and South Africa. 
  • Our clinical services are provided by our Independently Contracted Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, and Counsellors who have completed intensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Radically Open DBT, and Trauma-Informed approaches.
  •  Our clinical services are provided through our Essentia Health Clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, and Gold Coast/Brisbane.

Our research outcomes have included: 
  • Development of DBT-TI, a trauma-informed DBT approach.
  • Development of DBT Assist, an online DBT teaching portal
  • RCT 16-week youth program with an 8-week wait list program which found participants in a DBT youth program significantly reduced suicidality and increased global functioning at greater rates.
  • A clinical trial exploring the Effectiveness of DBT being delivered online found that DBT delivered online is as effective as in-person DBT.
  • Ph.D. study found that all components of DBT are considered the most effective by mental health professionals in treating individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. The study also identified private practice and public mental health as the most desirable locations for individual DBT therapy and the not-for-profit sector was identified as the most desirable location for DBT skills groups.
  • Public Mental Health Service attending our DBT Intensive training, in collaboration with Behavioral Tech LLC, reported a $50,000 saving to the public mental health services following a 6-month implementation of DBT post training. Clients recorded lower levels of depression, hospital admission rates, suicidal ideation, and higher global functioning.
  • A clinical trial of DBT in veterans' families found improvement in Quality of Life, more regular use of skills, and reductions in depression and anxiety.