DBT Brazil is an organization committed to the promotion, dissemination, and strengthening of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Brazil. Our training program is tutored by Behavioral Tech (Seattle-USA) and enables mental health professionals across the country to develop the DBT approach in a serious, ethical, committed, and proficient way.

The professionals involved in this project are part of a highly trained and performing work team. All training work is guided by a modern teaching/learning method, which advocates freedom of thought and the importance of education to achieve excellence every day. All this is so that DBT teams are formed that are really trained to work with patients with serious, complex problems and intense suffering.

Our purpose is to offer hope to millions of suffering individuals in Brazil who, until the arrival of DBT, had no evidence-based treatment.



Vinícius Guimarães Dornelles

  • Master in Psychology – Human Cognition
  • Specialist in DBT by Behavorial Tech
  • Specialist in Dialectical Conductive Therapy from the University of Lujan/ARG
  • Specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Specialist in Evidence-Based Therapies for BPD by the Fundación Foro
  • Trainee-in-Training at Begavioral Tech
  • Official reviewer of the translation of PHD Dr. Marsha Linehan

Professional Profile:

Êdela Aparecida Nicoletti

  • Psychologist
  • Certified DBT specialist by Behavioral Tech. FBTC and DGERT
  • Specialist in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Certification in PTSD by the Beck Institute
  • Habilitated in teaching and supervision by the Beck Institute
  • Director of the Veda Cognitive Therapy Center (CTC)
  • Mentor and Tutor for the Cognitive Therapy Proficiency Program
  • Honorary Professor at the Nora Cavaco Institute of Portugal

Professional profiles:



To consolidate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a scientifically valid treatment available to people with complex and severe mental disorders.



To disseminate knowledge to Brazilian professionals and/or companies that are committed to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and, by doing so, enable the approach to reach everyone who needs it.



Professional knowledge: ensure training for mental health professionals in order to develop a humanized, destigmatizing, and evidence-based practice.

Valuing and respecting people: humanized care for those with complex and severe mental disorders.

Social responsibility: contributing to the destigmatization of mental disorders.

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