Tuesday evenings from January 2025

Annual DBT Supervision Program

This program seeks to support Mental Health Professionals delivering a DBT Informed approach access supervision and support over a 11 month period (January to November).
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

An evidence based approach developed by Professor Marsha Linehan from the USA.

Ongoing Access

Participants of this course have ongoing access to all materials provided through this Supervision portal.


A certificate of completion is available this Annual Supervision Program in the final section of this program.


All materials are copyrighted. When using the materials provided please acknowledge each author!

ADBTI's Annual DBT Supervision Program (Tuesdays)

  • 10 x Zoom Group Supervision Sessions
  • 4 x Individual Supervision Sessions (30 mins each)
  • Access to DBT Resources
  • Explore a range of topics
  • Interact with your peers

Important times & dates

Zoom Session Opens: 5.50pm (VIC time)
Zoom Session Opens: 6.00pm (VIC time)
2024 Dates:
20/02, 19/03, 16/04, 14/05, 18/06, 16/07, 20/08, 17/09, 22/10, 19/11
Individual Supervision:
January, May, September, November

Zoom Sessions

All registered participants will receive a Zoom Link to access each session. The link will be sent automatically to participants two days prior to each session.

ADBTI Annual


ADBTI Annual


ADBTI Annual


ADBTI Annual

The Annual DBT Supervision Program offered by the Australian DBT Institute provides mental health practitioners engaged in the delivery of DBT programs and the utilisation of DBT within individual therapy with access to cost-effective supervision and support on an annual basis. This program, which has undergone continuous development and refinement within the Australian DBT Institute, will be made available to practitioners within Australia as of 2024. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) consultation teams, initially conceptualized by Marsha Linehan, is a collaborative approach aimed at mitigating practitioner burnout, sustaining individual practitioners’ adherence to DBT, and ensuring that each client benefits from a team of mental health professionals dedicated to their recovery. While the Annual DBT Supervision Program at the Australian DBT Institute does not purport to serve as a replacement for a fully functional DBT team, it offers invaluable support to individuals and teams through supervision and precise fidelity modeling. The Australian DBT Institute’s approach has been established since 2004, and its trauma-informed adaptation of DBT has been successfully implemented by mental health practitioners across various regions, including Australia, South Africa, Singapore, and Thailand.

Annual DBT Supervision Program Components Practitioners who commit to the Annual DBT Supervision Program gain access to a comprehensive array of resources and support over a 12-month period. 

  • 4 x 30-minute individual supervision sessions via Zoom with the option of attending in person at one of our clinics in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.
  • Option of increasing supervision sessions to 60 minutes for an additional charge of $99 per session.
  • Access to additional individual supervision sessions at a reduced rate of $198 or $260 for groups of 3 or more (the usual rate for supervision through the Australian DBT Institute is $260 per hour for individuals and $330 for groups of 3 or more)
  • 10 x 90-minute group supervision sessions via Zoom – maximum of 18 participants
  • Access to the ADBTI Supervision Portal
  • Ongoing access to the recordings of group supervision sessions and clinical resources via the ADBTI Supervision Portal.
  • Fee-free re-credentialing in DBT every two years for DBT Credentialed individuals participating in the Annual DBT Supervision Program. 

Individual Supervision Dates

The Australian DBT Institute's Annual program consists of both group and individual supervision in DBT!
As part of our annual program, we offer Individual supervision sessions, which can be conducted via Zoom or in-person, with locations available in Sydney, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast. These individual sessions are structured as four separate 30-minute sessions to provide comprehensive and focused supervision services. 

  • Session one can be accessed between 15th and  31st January 2024
  • Session two can be  accessed between 13th and 31st of May 2024
  • Session three can be accessed between 2nd and 20th of September 2024
  • Session four can be accessed between 18th of November and 6th of December  2024

G roup Supervision:
Dates & Themes

Group Supervision sessions are conducted via Zoom and commence at 6:00 PM, based on the time zone of Victoria and New South Wales. The Zoom meeting room is accessible 10 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement time. The duration of the Group Supervision Sessions may extend up to 90 minutes, depending on the specific supervision needs and requirements of the participants. Each session commences with a mindfulness activity, then news headlines, followed by a brief topic review before moving to supervision and consultancy to participant's client presentations.

  • Tuesday 20th February 2024: Commitment in DBT & Supervision
  • Tuesday 19th March 2024: Crisis Management Plan & Supervision
  • Tuesday 18th April 2024: Assessment of OC/UC & Supervision
  • Tuesday 14th May 2024: Chain Analysis & Supervision 
  • Tuesday  18th June 2024: Missing Links Analysis & Supervision
  • Tuesday 16th July 2024: Program Implementation & Supervision
  • Tuesday 20th August 2024: Phone Coaching & Supervision
  • Tuesday 17th September 2024: PE Protocol & Supervision
  • Tuesday 22nd October 2024: Nightmare Protocol & Supervision 
  • Tuesday 19th November 2024: Chain Analysis focus & Supervision

CPD certificates are provided for all supervision sessions

  • Who should attend?

    This supervision program is suitable for mental health professionals seeking support with maintaining a DBT or DBT Informed Approach. Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health OTs, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Psychiatrists have all found this supervision program useful!
  • Why choose the ADBTI?

    Our approach has been formalised through partnerships and mentoring with Marsha Linehan’s (developer of DBT) training organisation Behavioral Tech LLC between 2003-08, Babette Rothschild (developer of Somatic Trauma Therapy) between 2015-18 & Thomas Lynch's (developer of RO DBT) training organisation Radically Open Ltd since 2022.

    • We have been developing clinicians in DBT since 2004
    • Over 17,000 clinicians have attended our workshops
    • Our educators still use DBT and RO DBT in their clinical practice
    • We have developed a range of DBT Informed approaches including DBT-TI, DBT-C and ACDC Skills approach
    • We have provided training and supervision throughout Australia, NZ, UK, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa
    • We are passionate educators and supervisors who are passionate about supporting clinicians utilise DBT & RO DBT approaches

Frequently asked questions

Can I get a discounted rate?

We have kept an eye on the Australian and international market for continuing professional development and supervision. We have priced our supervision program below that of many competitors. We currently do not receive government funding to deliver our workshops or supervision sessions.

Payment options include:
  • Option 1: Upfront payment of $520.00
  • Option 2: Monthly payment plan $110 initial payment then 10 x $55

What are the Terms and Conditions?

These terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as “the Agreement”) outline the prerequisites and expectations for participation in the Annual DBT Supervision Program. By enrolling in this program, you agree to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions specified herein. Please review the following terms carefully.
1. Eligibility
1.1. To be eligible for participation in the Annual DBT Supervision Program, all participants are required to have successfully completed the Essentials in DBT Training or its equivalent.
2. Registration Requirements
2.1. All program participants must be duly registered with one of the following professional bodies: AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers), ACA (Australian Counselling Association), or PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).
3. Supervision Agreement
3.1. Prior to commencing the Annual DBT Supervision Program, all participants are obligated to execute an annual supervision agreement.
4. Professional Standards
4.1. In alignment with accepted professional norms and standards, all practitioners engaging in this program are expected to adhere to the ethical and professional principles of their respective professions. This includes but is not limited to maintaining current professional registration, fulfilling annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, safeguarding client confidentiality, and upholding the highest standards of professionalism.
5. Code of Conduct
5.1. Any form of misconduct, discrimination, harassment, bullying, threats, or engagement in criminal activities will not be tolerated within the framework of the Annual DBT Supervision Program.
5.2. Participants found to be in violation of this provision may face the termination of their access to the program.

What is your policy on withdrawals, cancellations and refunds?

1. Withdrawal and Refunds
1.1. Practitioners who have made upfront payments and wish to withdraw from the Annual DBT Supervision Program may be eligible for a refund within the initial six months, subject to a cancellation fee of $110. An additional monthly fee of $50 will be deducted for each month the subscription was held, subtracted from the total subscription paid. Access to the ADBTI Supervision Portal will be deactivated within 48 hours of the cancellation request.
1.1.2. Practitioners who have opted for monthly payments and wish to withdraw from the Annual DBT Supervision Program will not be eligible for a refund. Furthermore, they will incur a cancellation fee of $50 for the upcoming month. Following notification of the intent to cancel, practitioner payments will cease after the next monthly payment. Access to the ADBTI Supervision Portal, Zoom Sessions, and Individual Supervision sessions will be terminated within 48 hours of the cancellation.
2. Transfers
2.1. Eligible practitioners may identify a replacement practitioner if they are unable to continue with the Annual DBT Supervision Program for any reason. The original practitioner will retain access to the ADBTI Supervision Portal while their identified replacement practitioner will gain access.
2.2. From the moment the replacement practitioner is granted access to the ADBTI Supervision Portal, the withdrawing practitioner will no longer have access to Zoom or individual supervision sessions. A transfer fee of $99 will be levied to facilitate the subscription change and provide the new practitioner with access to the ADBTI Supervision Portal.

Can I claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points/Hours?

Each year the Australian DBT Institute provides CPD opportunities to over 1,000 mental health professionals who claim their education with Australian DBT Institute as CPD hours. All mental health professionals attending our CPD opportunities are eligible to claim CPD hours if the course/workshop/retreat/supervision is relevant to their work as mental health or counselling professionals. There is legislation and AHPRA acknowledgement of this very statement.

To record a professional development activity towards your CPD hours, members of mental health professional and counselling bodies are required to ensure the activity is relevant to them and is consistent with the categories defined in your particular professional body’s CPD Policy.

Health practitioners registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency must undertake continuing professional development (CPD). The CPD requirements of each National Board are detailed in the Registration Standards for each profession, published on each Board’s website (see below links for AHPRA CPD Statements). For professions not registered under AHPRA, their associations have professional development requirements.

Australian DBT Institute and our affiliates no longer seek the external endorsement of mental health professionals and counselling bodies due to AHPRA’s acknowledgement that when activities are relevant to your clinical practice they do not require such endorsement. Members of all mental health professional and counselling registration bodies can still accrue CPD hours by participating in activities of the Australian DBT Institute. Your CPD activity must be determined to be relevant to your individual professional requirements. 
All AustralianDBT Institute programs have been developed by qualified mental health professionals who are currently practising in their professional area, hold post-graduate qualifications, and are peer-reviewed. If Australian DBT Institute courses are relevant to your practice as a mental health professional then our courses meet the requirements of mental health professional and counselling registration bodies as outlined by the Australian Health Practitioner legislation.

Please check with your professional leader or registered professional organisation for recommendations using the following link to AHPRA - https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Safe Trauma Therapy Approaches

Australian DBT Institute Faculty

Patrick Jones - Course author

Dr. Peter L. King

Ph.D. in Social Work and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Dr. King is an experienced educator and clinician with over 25 years of experiences in various public, community and private mental health settings. Since 1993, he has worked in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, DBT Programs, Psychotherapy, and as a Senior Executive in the health care and not-for-profit sector. Peter has consolidated this experience both in Australia and the USA through mentoring & intensive training with Professor Marsha Linehan’s company Behavioral Tech LLC, mentoring with the Babette Rothschild the creator of Somatic Trauma Therapy, mentoring & intensive training with Professor Thomas Lynch company Radically Open Ltd and through leading clinical research and completing his Ph.D. in the School of Social Work at RMIT University.