Application Procedures

***PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS UNDER REVISION AS OF 4/26/24***

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS REMAIN AS WRITTEN ON THIS SITE.   Letters of reference should be submitted directly to [email protected] by the writer.

Applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis until all places are filled. Please submit applications via email to [email protected].

  • A current resume/CV (please include current practicum site, population and program type)
  • A 1-2 page summary detailing your knowledge of and professional experience with DBT with individuals suffering from emotion regulation disorders. Please include why you are interested in studying to become a DBT clinician.
  • At least one letter of reference addressing your capacity and potential to do intensive advanced psychotherapy study with high-risk individuals in an academic and clinically challenging environment. **All letters of reference should come directly from the person writing them – not through the applicant.  The person writing the reference can submit the letter to swdbt@columbia.edu. **

Two interviews are required for finalists. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Applicants will receive confirmation and further instructions on the interview process upon receipt of a completed application. Applicants are responsible for submitting all application materials to [email protected]

All applicants are expected to attend a DBT Program Information Session. We have also added Q & A sessions.  Sessions begin during Fall semester and are offered both live and on Zoom. Schedules are To Be Determined.