The Australian DBT Institute gives consumers & carers the confidence that accredited DBT programs apply treatment in an evidence-based manner that emphasises clinical outcomes and results.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Programs

The Australian DBT Institute works with private providers to accredit their programs in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and Queensland ensuring they are accessible and responsive to individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder traits. The following programs apply DBT in an evidence based manner having received training, development and support from the Australian DBT Institute staff lead by Peter King and Tina Cicolini.





  • Cornerstone Youth Services
  • Life without Barriers
  • headspace Hobart
  • headspace Launceston
  • Psychology Cafe
  • Northern Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


  • Darwin headspace
  • Top End Mental Health Service CAMHS

Programs adopting DBT like strategies

The following programs apply an evidence based approach having received training, and development input from the Australian DBT Institute staff. Programs don’t claim to be DBT programs however adopt a DBT like approach to meet effective outcomes for program participants.



The Australian DBT Institute provides leadership to the mental health sector in the application of DBT and modified DBT programs for specific populations that include youth, Indigenous Australians, correctional settings and psychiatric emergency settings. Should you seek training or to develop a DBT service in your organisation please contact Aleksandar on 07 5619 8031 or email at