At least 135 million people worldwide will suffer from severe problems with emotion regulation in their lifetime and need Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Behavioral Tech is committed to making effective treatment easier to access by working to increase the number of trained professionals who can deliver DBT and building the local expertise of DBT training organizations worldwide. Our impact is driven by providing DBT training, resources, and research.
Over 40,000 clinicians attended a Behavioral Tech DBT workshop or training.
- We have provided training to community mental health systems, US Veterans Administration teams, criminal justice systems, school systems, and other systems that treat persons at high risk for suicide.
- DBT has expanded to over 30 countries. We’ve partnered with local mental health providers to expand treatment into Australia, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, Russia, the UK, most countries in Latin America, and more. Watch our video on bringing DBT training to Latin America in 2014.
Resources & Advocacy
We endeavor to make compassionate, effective treatment available to all who need it. Behavioral Tech supports the work of its parent organization, The Linehan Institute, and other community partners who advocate on behalf of those suffering. Together, funds and resources are directed to areas of need.
- Presentations at national conferences such as the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), and partnerships with support organizations like the National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD), Sashbear, and PROJECT 375, help provide resources and hope for those suffering and their loved ones.
- Our Clinical Resource Directory helps connect those seeking DBT with clinicians who completed our DBT Intensive Training or similar comprehensive training.
- Collaborate with local government to create standards for training in suicide risk assessment and management.
- We advocate with publishers around the world to translate and produce clinical texts from English to other languages, giving therapists and patients books they can use during training and treatment.
- Funds donated to The Linehan Institute and gifted to the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) helped launch the official DBT certification program to support competently-delivered evidence-based treatment. The first cohort of 57 certified DBT therapists completed the process in 2015, and certification of DBT programs started in 2016.
Decades of research demonstrate the effectiveness of DBT with different populations, and colleagues around the world are regularly publishing new findings in support of the treatment. Behavioral Tech helps bring research to the forefront and connects people to additional research resources.
- Monthly research summaries help you stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of DBT and behavioral treatment.
- Research on treatment, treatment delivery, and implementation is published and presented at multiple international professional and consumer conferences.
- Active partnerships with the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) and Behavioral Tech Research enable us to offer training on the most recent developments in DBT and provide online trainings and tools for clinicians.