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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy University Certificate in Professional Development

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) brings together a series of skills and techniques for working with people diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder.


12 weeks


Course overview

You gain a theoretical understanding and practical application of DBT including modes of delivery, and develop a collaborative, client-centred approach to intervention planning, promoting choice and self-management of recovery.

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Where you study

Our Middlesbrough campus.


Course details

What you study

You study the model of DBT from the assessment phase and the five modules within a DBT pathway.

How you learn

There is a blended approach to teaching and learning , including six days of theoretical teaching and skills development, delivered through workshops, roleplay activities, lectures and self-directed study.

How you are assessed

A 20-minute recorded case presentation demonstrating the use of DBT skills and techniques.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must be working within a health, social care or clinical practice setting and able to develop DBT skills with the client group. You must have access to supervision by an appropriately trained practitioner.



Career opportunities

This course will provide you with knowledge of DBT and help you develop skills within this approach.



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Start date: April/May
  • Level: Degree
  • Credits: 20

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Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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