DBT- Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program™

For Professionals

DBT is an evidence based practice

Based on peer reviewed and published randomized controlled/comparative trials, DBT has been proven effective for:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Suicide attempts and non-suicidal self harm behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Intractable (med-resistant) depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD & childhood sexual abuse related to PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder (Trend in improvement seen; did not reach statistical significance)

Peer reviewed and published randomized controlled/comparative trials

DBT skills group alone has also been proven effective for:

  • High emotion dysregulation and/or depressive disorder
  • Binging/purging (not anorexia)
  • Incarcerated adults with childhood abuse (trauma and depression)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • ADHD

Peer reviewed and published randomized controlled/comparative trials

“In combination with 12-step recovery, DBT was super helpful in helping me deal with life and not letting fear drive my emotions and actions.” - G.Y.