We are an expert-driven, transparent, diverse, inclusive and non-commercial organization, committed to the science, practice and delivery of DBT. We intend to protect the quality and standards of practice of DBT by developing and providing guidelines on training and certification of DBT while considering the currently established culturally diverse national standards of a given country or region. We will provide access to information and resources through our website and social media as well as international meetings.

WDBTA was created in the service of people who suffer from serious mental health problems, for their families, for at-risk populations, for health care practitioners, for scientists, and for other mental health care stakeholders. Our goal is to build a strong, informed and connected membership body and act as their advocate.

WDBTA fosters the dissemination and implementation of DBT across the world, especially in underserved areas and populations, while maintaining treatment fidelity.