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All my favorite FREE DBT resources

I woke up to two messaged yesterday both asking for the same thing and it's the type of message I receive a lot. People want DBT help, they are seeking DBT resources and as much as they need the help, they also lack something that makes obtaining DBT difficult- money! Both of those e-mails yesterday stated they had no income at this time and were struggling even harder than prior and needed DBT and were reaching out for help. That's when it hit me, my DBT students and general public needs a list of free DBT resources. It doesn't replace formal treatment from a trained professional, but it's for many a starting point and accessible. I will be updating this blog post and feel free to comment with suggestions.


Bay Area DBT has been creating the Skillful podcast for years, it's great, insightful and concise covering a wide range of DBT topics.

Charles Swenson may have the oldest DBT podcast and it's done in collaboration of the NEABPD covers a variety of topics including DBT and current events


Lookign to get started https://positivepsychology.com/dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy/

DBTSelfhelp is the top DBT website with over 500 pages of information from videos, to exercises and even some personal articles from the original author it's a good starting point. [Disclosure: I do co-own the site as of end of 2019 and it is currently being remodeled to make finding items much easier.]

Tumblr continues to be a great spot for those seeking DBT insight, posts and information, DBT skills is a great page and covers current topics as well.

r/dbtselfhelp is another great option, you will find support as well as many knowledgeable posts in this Reddit subthread, they have a well moderated r/BPD is a great space as well. It may be the most active community page online for DBT.

There is a lot of help at getselfhelp, this UK site has lots of information including handouts

Therapistaid is mostly for therapists seeking worksheets and has some great DBT worksheets adapted from other DBT books for students you can print out, they even have many in Spanish.

Pinterest, yes Pinterest has a lot of great links to DBT resources and it's always good to see DBT as a reminder to use skills in unlikely places.

ZurInstitute has a great resource list including information for professionals.

What are you favorite DBT resource websites?