How long does DBT take?

Research suggests that short term treatment is not particularly helpful for people with Borderline Personality Disorder as the difficulties are often entrenched and a longer period of therapy is required.

A full DBT treatment programme consists of a weekly 2.5 hour DBT skills group, seeing a DBT therapist weekly for an hour’s 1:1 session, phone contact to reinforce skills and the DBT therapist attends a weekly consultation meeting with other DBT therapists. Treatment takes between 12-18 months. Currently there is no full service available within Gloucestershire for adults age 18 and over.