Membership Explained

Membership in the Society for DBT indicates that you are committed to affiliating yourself publicly with a community of practitioners who are striving to provide DBT to a high standard.  Once you are a member of the Society, you may add MSfDBT to your signature.   Membership in the Society is also a prerequisite for accreditation by the Society.  Accredited Members of the Society for DBT may also add to their signature line MSfDBT Accred.

It is possible to affiliate with the Society for DBT at no cost by joining the website as a web member.

However, only paid members are entitled to the membership rate at the SfDBT Annual Conference 2016.

In order to ensure that members receive the maximum number of yearly advantages, we have changed to membership year so that it runs from  the 1st September-31st of August.  It is possible to join as a member at any point during the year, however, memberships expire on the 31st of August of the calendar year regardless of when in the year membership was initiated.  We apologise to anyone whose membership year was shortened in 2016.

The following membership grades of the Society are available:

A. Accredited Members (MSfDBT Accred)

This grade of membership is open to individuals following the successful application for accreditation. Please refer to theAccreditation section for further details.

The fee for this grade of membership is £25 per year in addition to the cost of application for accreditation. Please note, anyone applying for accreditation must hold Ordinary Membership of the Society.

B. Ordinary Members (MSfDBT)

This grade of membership is open to those who have completed Intensive training or 5 days of DBT training delivered by a recognized provider. Individuals must hold a recognized Core Profession.

The fee for this grade of membership is £25 per year.

C. Associate Members (MSfDBT assoc)

This grade of membership is open to anyone who has an interest in DBT. This grade is applicable to individuals who have not yet undertaken the required 5 days of recognized training, and / or do not hold a recognized Core Profession.

The fee for this grade of membership is £25 per year.

For an introductory period, while the society is continuing to grow, we are keeping all membership fees at the lowest level, that of associate member.

Membership Queries

If you have any queries regarding membership, please email the Membership Secretary at

To become a member of please follow this link