Information for Health Professionals

This section outlines further information on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) along with providing information on various aspects of setting up and running a DBT programme.

We have also included links to reading lists, publications and presentations which we hope will be useful.

DBT Ireland Christmas Newsletter 2018

Innovations in Practice: Dialectical Behaviour therapy for adolescents: multisite implementation and evaluation of a 16 week programme in a public community mental health setting(link to abstract)

National DBT Project Report 2013-2018

Multisite Implementation and Evaluation of 12-Month Standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a Public Community Setting, published in the Journal of Personality Disorders (October 2018)  (link to abstract)

Innovations in Practice: Dialectical behaviour therapy for adolescents: multisite implementation and evaluation of a 16‐week programme in a public community mental health setting (September 2018)

"Borderline personality disorder: resource utilisation costs in Ireland"; published online in the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, July 2018 (link to abstract)

DBT Ireland Summer Newsletter 2018

"Dialectical behaviour therapy – skills training for emotional problem solving for adolescents (DBT STEPS‐A): evaluation of a pilot implementation in Irish post‐primary schools", published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3 June 2018.

The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (August 2017), including a chapter on Implementation in National Systems: DBT in an Irish Context (March 2018)

Exploring DBT clinicians' experiences of team consultation meetings (February 2018)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for treating adults and adolescents with emotional and behavioural dysregulation: study protocol of a coordinated implementation in a publicly funded health service. (February 2018)

DBT Ireland Newsletter (December 2017)

DBT - Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A): Pilot Implementation in Irish Schools (October 2017)

Standard 12 month dialectical behaviour therapy for adults with borderline personality disorder in a public community mental health setting. (September 2017)

Family Connections versus optimised treatment-as-usual treatment for family members of individuals with borderline personality disorder. (August 2017)

DBT Ireland Spring Newsletter 2017

European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Conference 2016 - Presentations

National DBT Project (Ireland) - Preliminary Results

DBT Therapists Experiences (National DBT Project)

Family Connections - Gender Differences in Grief and Burden

Parental Experiences in CAMHS DBT Programmes

STEPS A - Schools Pilot Project

Borderline Personality Disorder - Symptoms and Diagnosis

What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?.pdf (size 29.7 KB)

How is BPD Diagnosed?.pdf (size 30 KB)

Information on setting up and running a DBT Programme

Setting up a DBT Programme.pdf (size 49.5 KB)

Key components of a DBT Programme.pdf (size 30.2 KB)

What is the general referral process to a DBT Programme?.pdf (size 31.5 KB)

Further Reading Lists and Presentations

Reading list for therapists interested in working on a DBT team

Recommended reading list for professionals.pdf (size 33 KB)

The Road to Endeavour Poster presentation.ppt (size 179.2 KB)

Self Harm and DBT in Ireland (Prof. E. Arensman).pdf (size 2.9 MB)