International Affiliates

As DBT continues to gain international recognition for its effectiveness, the Linehan Institute, a non-profit organization that wholly owns Behavioral Tech, has partnered with other expert organizations across the globe to support the dissemination and implementation of DBT. Through collaborative partnerships with our International Affiliates, the Linehan Institute encourages clinical training and research related to DBT. Our International Affiliates are recognized by the Linehan Institute as fellow leaders who support the advancement of DBT and other evidence-based treatments, and Behavioral Tech is authorized by the Linehan Institute to coordinate these collaborative partnerships with the goal of building a strong international community with common values.

If you wish to contact Behavioral Tech regarding Linehan Institute’s International Affiliates, or to learn how to become an International Affiliate, please send an email to

British Isles DBT Training

Croesnewydd Hall
Wrexham Technology Park
Wrexham, LL13 7YP UK
Phone: +44 1978 346900

Training Team

  • Dr. Michaela Swales
  • Dr. Christine Dunkley
  • Dr. Janet Feigenbaum
  • Dr. Maggie Standton
  • Amy Gaglia
  • Stephanie Hastings
  • Dr. Carolyn Hinds
  • Jim Lyng

DBT New Zealand

43 Moore Street
Auckland 2014
New Zealand

Training Team

  • Dr. Emily Cooney
  • Mike Batcheler
  • Dr. Roy Krawitz
  • Dr. Kirsten Davis

National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Sognsvannsvn 21 Bygning 12, 2. etg.
N-0372 Oslo
Phone: +47 229 234 73
Website: or

Training Team:

  • Lars Mehlum, MD, PhD
  • Anita Johanna TØrmoen, PhD

DBT Latino America

Malasia 857, CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Training Team

  • Pablo Gagliesi – Argentina
  • Paula José Quintero – Argentina
  • Juan Pablo Boggiano – Argentina
  • Paolo Pérez Luna – Perú

SIDBT (Italian Society for DBT)

via Stamira d’Ancona 20 – 20127 Milan,  Italy
Phone: 0039.02/2643.324

Training Team:

  • Cesare Maffei
  • Donatella Fiore
  • Lavinia Barone

DBT Section of the Greek Association for Behavioral Research (GBA)

13, Papadiamantopoulou Street, 115 28, Athens
Phone: +302107252583

Training Team:

  • Fragiskos Gonidakis

Ev Eventos em Psicologia (Brazil)

Alameda Santos, 211 conjunto 911, São Paulo/SP, Brasil – CEP
Phone: +55 11 3876-7876

Training Team:

  • Vinícius Guimarães Dornelles
  • Edela Nicoletti

Dialexis (Netherlands/Belgium)

Biezendwarsstraat 7, 6541 ZE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Phone: 0031 (0) 6 51282074

Training Team:

  • Senior trainers:
    • Ms. L.M.C. van den Bosch, PhD, (certified DBT therapist)
    • Mr. R. Sinnaeve, MSc, PhD candidate
    • Ms L. Dobbelaere, MSc
    • Ms. A. Huntjens, MSc, PhD candidate
    • Ms. J.P.A. van Leeuwen, MSc, PhD candidate
    • Mr. K.J. Pos, MSc, MD
  • Trainers in training:
    • Ms. C.J. van Dam, MSc
    • Ms. A. van der Hoek, Msc
    • Ms. B.A. van Laar, Msc
    • Ms. N. de Ruiter, Msc
    • Ms. S. Poel, MSc
  • Co-trainer(s):
    • Ms. J.P. Jacobs, BSW
  • Co-trainer(s) in training:
    • Ms. U. Witteveen, BSW

DBT MENA (Middle East & North Africa)

Bahrain-The Lagoon, Amwaj Islands
Building 2648, Road 5720, Block 257
Phone: +962(0)795796712

Training Team:

  • Ahmed Abdelkarim, MD
  • Basma Kilani, MSc