DBT Annual Training

This interactive training takes place over 6-months and is designed at the post-graduate level. It is offered by the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers DBT training to the UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s, VA Puget Sound, and other UW affiliated clinical programs.

This training is designed at the post-graduate level and is not appropriate for graduate students who have not completed at least a 1 year treatment practicum experience (approximately 300 hours).

Training is open to 3rd and 4th year psychiatry residents, psychiatry fellows, pre-doctoral psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate and practicum students free of charge. Affiliate faculty and clinical staff are also welcome to participate for a modest fee. Non-UW/SCH/VA Puget Sound affiliated community clinicians are welcome to register (if slots remain available after the UW affiliate registration period) for the full price.  ​

Training Details

​To accommodate different levels of interest, attendees may participate in this didactic program at different levels in additional to a clinical rotation (if applicable)

  • Workshop (2 days) that is an introduction to DBT
  • Seminar series (21 sessions), which provides the didactic material for conducting the treatment.
  • Clinical Training, which provides supervised clinical experience with DBT (only available to UW trainees in select clinical programs)

Length: 6 months

Format: Workshop + Seminar

Cost: Varies

Continuing Education: Certificate of completion available upon completing the series.



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