DBT Intensive Training in Korea provided by Behavioral Tech

DBT Intensive Training is a comprehensive team-based program of study designed to provide teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide DBT.

The training is provided by Behavioral Tech, founded by Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT.

During the past 30 years, mental health providers across the globe have participated in the DBT Intensive Training as the entry point to conduct standard DBT.

The DBT Intensive Training course
will be held in Seoul in December 4th-8th 2023!

The training will be provided by world's leading DBT training experts
Dr. DuBose and Dr. Sayrs.

Pre-sessions for the Intensive Training will start in July
with the DBT learning curriculum!

Registration for DBT Intensive Training is open now
and the training is limited to 8 teams.

DBT Intensive Training Description

Since its initial development in the 1980s DBT has been shown to be effective for an array of problems related to emotion dysregulation. We know severe emotion regulation difficulties result in persons facing multiple problems across many areas of life and that these problems manifest in a variety of ways. The principles of DBT were specifically designed for cases which often present therapists with novel challenges. One of the benefits of a principle-based treatment is that it can be versatile enough to accommodate the specific situations, cultures, and contexts of the persons it serves. DBT has been studied and implemented in multiple countries across the globe.  


DBT Intensive training is a comprehensive team-based program of study designed to provide teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide DBT. It focuses on both the establishment of comprehensive DBT programs and the clinical skills necessary to provide the treatment to persons with complex mental health problems. Intensive training in DBT includes 4 hours of content specific to risk assessment, management, and treatment of suicidal behaviors.  The program is divided into 2 parts that are designed to guide teams to accomplish four phases of DBT program implementation. While Parts 1 and 2 are described separately, they comprise a single program of study.   


DBT Intensive Training is a formal training course for clinicians who provide DBT treatment not only in North America but across the world. Through this training course, participants learn the fundamentals of DBT and receive professional consultation. Certificates are delivered to the institution of the team and to each member of the team after completing the DBT Intensive Training. Clinicians can take additional training or educational courses as well after completion of the Intensive Training. 


*The description of DBT Intensive Training can be found in Behavioral Tech’s (DBT training institution in Seattle) website and we have included additional information that may be of interest for clinicians and related professionals in Korea. 

DBT Intensive Training Structure

Part 1 (30 instructional hours) 

  • Preparation
  • Knowledge Acquisition


Part 2 (30 instructional hours)

  • Implementation
  • Practice Improvement & Sustainability


In Part 1, lectures, demonstrations of treatment, and small group exercises are used to teach DBT theory and strategies in-depth. Upon conclusion of Part 1, participants consolidate and apply what they have learned with the help of practice assignments that are intended to guide the implementation process. Teams design and begin to implement their own DBT programs or to integrate DBT into an ongoing treatment setting. In Part 2, each team presents their work and receives expert consultation on specific cases and on their program, including protocols for specific treatment problems and adaptations of DBT. 


DBT Intensive Training that is planned to take place in Korea will be held for 5 days in 2023 and for 5 days as well in 2024. Both Part I and Part II of the program will be held in Seoul and include 60 hours of training in total.





The course is intended for teams who are invested in learning DBT to a high standard in order to better implement the treatment in their settings. Since DBT is a treatment that requires an ongoing consultation team, this comprehensive training course is designed for treatment teams. It is not designed for individual practitioners intending to practice alone.


A DBT team (minimum of 3, maximum of 8) is a group of mental health professionals who meet at least weekly to assist each other in applying DBT in their practice setting. With the intent to provide the highest quality training experience, it is our goal to have a maximum of eight teams for each DBT Intensive Training. Teams should discuss and clarify their level of commitment prior to completing their application as course enrollment is limited, and there is a competitive demand for this training. It is important that all individuals are committed to working as part of their teams for the full duration of the training course. In addition, all participants must be actively providing DBT to clients by the second part of the course.


Unless specific arrangements have been made with BTECH and the trainers for the event, all participants attending Part 2 (Practice Improvement & Sustainability) must have completed Part 1.




This training course is for clinicians/professionals who have practical experience in the field of mental health and can practice DBT with their team. It is recommended that participants take part as a team with a team leader and if this is not the case, please let us know by contacting our clinic. Professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, or other-related fields are qualified to participate in this Intensive Training course and can inquire for more information and the application form by contacting Behavioral Tech.



Special Notification for Professionals in Korea 


To conduct standard DBT the course is intended for teams and is not designed for individual practitioners. However, understanding that there are many differences within the clinical work environment between Korea and the United States, BTech has agreed with DBT Center of Korea to allow interested professionals to join individually. If possible, we highly encourage professionals to create a team before joining the course. Nevertheless, if this is not an option, please specify in the application form that you will be joining individually. Those who join individually will be created a team by DBT Center of Korea and have to remain in the team during the entire course.

DBT Intensive Training Schedule & Tuition

Dates and Place


Part 1: December 4th-8th 2023 (5 days, 30 hours)

Part 2: December 2nd-6th 2024 (5 days, 30 hours)

Place: SETEC Gangnam, Seoul



The fees for DBT Intensive Training cover both Part 1 and Part 2 of the course as well as 6 team consultation sessions. Both parts of the course must be completed to receive certification. **


Regular Registration:
2023-06-01 ~ 2023-09-30

* The schedule may be subject to change under certain circumstances and all participants will be notified of delays/cancellations. In this case, all fees will be refunded.

** Please understand that fees will not be refunded after the final registration date if the Intensive Training course is held as scheduled above.

*** Institutions will be provided with a tax bill and individuals will be provided with a cash receipt after payment.

Please send us an email to dbt@dbtkorea.org if you are interested in registering for the DBT Intensive Training in Korea!

Behavioral Tech DBT Trainer & Consultant

Tony DuBose, Psy.D.


Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD, Chief Training Executive, Behavioral Tech, LLC. Dr. DuBose’s interest in DBT developed when working with hospitalized youth at high-risk for suicide and self-injurious behaviors. That initial interest, and the outcomes he observed when using DBT, resulted in a career focused on increasing the reach of DBT. Working with Behavioral Tech has provided him the opportunity to engage his passion for providing high quality training in DBT in collaboration with many like-minded people. As the head of training for Behavioral Tech, has led a team of some of the world’s foremost experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) since 2011. He has served a key role in the development and refinement of several large-scale DBT training models that have been translated into multiple languages. He has trained and consulted with health care providers world-wide regarding the treatment of borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents and has been involved in large-scale systemwide DBT implementation projects in multiple countries and several US states. He is a member of the International Dissemination and the Training Committees of the World Association for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (WDBTA), formed in 2021, and serves on the WDBTA transitional Board of Directors as its Treasurer. He has been licensed as a psychologist in the State of Washington since 1998 and is certified by the DBT – Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). He lives in Seattle, WA in the United States. 


Dr. DuBose received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University of Oregon. He completed his predoctoral psychology internship at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, and his residency requirements for psychology licensure as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical child psychology through the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before training as a psychologist, he completed a Master of Science degree in counseling from Loyola University of New Orleans and worked as a family therapist upon completion of that degree. His interest in suicidal and self-injurious behaviors developed when working with adolescents at high risk for suicide at the Child Study and Treatment Center, the state psychiatric hospital for children in Washington, where he served as director of the older adolescent program from 1997 to 2001. He is a Founding Member, and served as the first President & CEO, of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. He held appointments on the clinical faculty in the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology from 1998 – 2012. He collaborated with Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He served as a member of the strategic planning group that formed the WDBTA. 

Jennifer Sayrs, Ph.D.


Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS). At EBTCS, she directs the DBT Center, one of the first DBT programs in the nation to be certified by the Linehan Board of Certification. She is the co-author of the book DBT Teams: Development and Practice, written with the DBT treatment developer, Dr. Marsha Linehan.


Dr. Sayrs completed her graduate training at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied DBT and behavioral theory, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Linehan at the University of Washington, where she was the clinical coordinator for Dr. Linehan’s DBT research clinic. She has served as a research therapist and adherence coder on several DBT trials; she is also a trainer for Behavioral Tech, providing a wide range of DBT workshops around the world. In addition to 25 years of experience providing DBT, she also provides CBT for a variety of anxiety-related problems. Dr. Sayrs is certified by the Linehan Board of Certification and the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.

전문가를 위한 DBT 교육 수련 프로그램 등록 신청

* DBT 전문가 교육 프로그램 등록을 위한 포스트입니다.

원하시는 교육 프로그램을 클릭하시면 상세한 안내사항과 함께 신청 양식 링크가 있습니다. 

전문가를 위한 DBT Experiential Classㅣ청소년 가족 DBT Class

전문가를 위한 DBT Experiential Class 봄학기ㅣ청소년 가족 DBT 스킬 & 마인드풀니스 클래스

등록을 원하시는 분께서는 신청서를 작성해주시면 일정이 확정되는데로 알려드리겠습니다. 

기간: 2023년 5월 17일 – 7월 19일 매주 수요일 오후 6-8시

DBT Experiential Class 는 2008년 마샤 리네한 박사의 방한 이후, 한국 전문가들이 DBT의 실제를 직접 체험할 수 있는 것이 좋겠다는 제안에 따라 조용범 박사가 구성한 특별한 클래스입니다.

DBT 스킬훈련 클래스를 통해 참여자들은 DBT의 진수를 이해하고 DBT를 통해 삶이 어떻게 변화하게 되는지를 경험할 수 있습니다.

DBT 교육원

올해는 한국에서 마샤 리네한 박사와 토니 두보즈 박사 팀과 함께 DBT 센터 한국본부가 설립된지 16년째가 되는 해입니다.

미국의 Behavioral Tech과 같은 독립적인 DBT 전문교육기관으로 DBT 교육원이 설립되었습니다!

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