DBT 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.

Dialectical behaviour therapy: Implementation of an evidence-based intervention for borderline personality disorder in public health systems, Current Opinion in Psychology, 2021

 Evaluating the national multisite implementation of dialectical behaviour therapy in a community setting: a mixed methods approach, BMC Psychiatry, 2020

Dialectical behaviour therapy skills reconsidered: applying skills training to emotionally dysregulated individuals who do not engage in suicidal and self-harming behaviours, Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 2020 

A cost-effectiveness analysis of dialectical behaviour therapy for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder in the community. Irish Journal of Medical Science (September 2019) 

Does an adapted DBT skills training programme result in positive outcomes for participants with a dual diagnosis? A mixed methods study. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, (August 2019)

National DBT Project Report 2013-2018

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)

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)

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

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

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)