Accreditation of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programs helps consumers make informed choices with their treatment program options. The Australian DBT Institute gives consumers the confidence that accredited DBT programs apply treatment in an evidence-based manner that emphasises clinical outcomes and results.

Accredited Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programs have met all of the following criteria:

  • Service has undertaken Centre for Mental Health Education training in DBT or received DBT training from another credible organisation (e.g. Behavioral Tech LLC);
  • Program identifies a review process and Program Improvement Planning based on clinical outcomes.
  • Have an orientation program for all new DBT program staff;
  • Clear & accessible program policies and procedures;
  • Safe management of clinical records in accordance with Australian laws;
  • Recognise the rights of consumers;
  • Qualified clinical staff with experience in treatment of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD);
  • Program is financially viable to provide services to consumers;

 If you are a from an organisation seeking to become an Australian DBT Institute Accredited DBT Program please contact Aleksandar on 07 5619 8031 or email at

Accredited DBT Programs

Youth DBT Programs

  • Southport headspace (Gold Coast, QLD)
  • South Metro Community Mental Health Services (Brisbane, QLD)
  • Meadowbrook headspace (Brisbane, QLD)
  • Essential Health (Gold Coast, QLD; Brighton, VIC; & Sydney, NSW)
  • Darwin headspace (Darwin, NT)
  • Top End Mental Health Service CAMHS (Darwin, NT)
  • headspace (Hobart & Launceston, TAS)
  • Life Without Barriers (Hobart & Launceston, TAS)
  • Cornerstone Youth Services (Launceston, TAS)
  • South African DBT Institute (Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa)

Adult Programs

  • Essentia Health (Gold Coast, QLD; Brighton, VIC; & Sydney, NSW)
  • NorthWestern Mental Health – Hume Team (Broadmeadows, VIC)
  • NorthWestern Mental Health (Coburg, VIC)
  • Open Arms (Townsville, QLD)
  • Lakeside Rooms (Robina, QLD)
  • Far North Queensland Mental Health Service (Cairns, QLD)
  • Relationships Australia (Hobart, TAS)
  • South African DBT Institute (Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa)