The Society for DBT is pleased to announce that the annual conference will be held on the 2nd of November 2017 at NCVO in King’s Cross London. Registration will open on the 1st of June 2017.

We wish to welcome Dr Charles Swenson, author of DBT Principles in Action.  Dr Swenson is an international trainer in DBT and works clinically in Massachusetts.  He was the first to bring DBT into the inpatient environment and is truly an expert in DBT and its adaptations.

In addition, we are putting out a call for papers.  Anyone interested in presenting at the conference this year needs to submit an abstract on the form below by the 14th of July 2017.  We are very pleased to be able to offer presenters (up to two per presentation) free places at the conference.

Call for Papers


Congratulations, Susi Collins, Accredited Member of the SfDBT for being awarded the first SfDBT Scholarship.  Sushi will use the scholarship to defray the cost associated with training as an adherence rater in DBT.

Scholarships for members of the Society, made possible through the money the Society raised by hosting Marsha Linehan in September 2015, will be available until the funds run out.  Applications are reviewed in January and June.  If you are interested in applying please submit an application to using the form below to membership@sfdbt.com.

Scholarship Application