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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Addiction & Mental Health

The Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Program is an evidence-based therapy that provides goal-focused treatment for individuals with moderate to severe borderline personality disorder. DBT is not a suicide prevention program, but instead focuses on helping clients gain insight into patterns of behaviour and integrate skills to improve their life.

The DBT Program is an intensive and comprehensive treatment that is goal focused and based on treating behaviours according to a target hierarchy, prioritizing safety interfering behaviours followed by therapy interfering behaviours. To participate in this program, clients are required to:

  • attend weekly individual therapy
  • attend weekly DBT Skills Group
  • utilize between session skills coaching
  • complete weekly homework
  • complete daily diary cards
  • work towards solving problems in a way that does not include intentional self-harm and/or suicide

The DBT Program is time limited, generally 15 to 18 months in length.

Contact Details

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

Location Info
6th floor
1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Patient pay parking
Parking map

On major bus route.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm


Groups offered Tuesdays 6pm to 8:30pm.

Service Providers May Include
nurses, occupational therapists (OTs), outreach workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social worksers

Service targeted to:

  • adults 18-64
  • iagnosis of moderate to severe borderline personality disorder
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

This service requires application, appointment and registration.

All groups currently offered vitually; in person options available for 1:1 sessions.

Wait Times

There is a waitlist to access the program that varies in length.

Also Known As
DBT Clinic, DBT Program