The Global Exchange Conference Presenter - Diana Partington - Portrait Photo

Diana Partington

Diana Partington is a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University (2012). Her master’s thesis was about effective teaching of DBT skills for different learning styles. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in DBT, including workshops with Dr. Marsha Linehan and her organization, Behavior Tech, as well as other educational organizations. She worked under the supervision of an experienced DBT psychologist for two years.

Since becoming a licensed professional counselor (2014), Diana has taught thousands of people DBT skills in DBT groups at a local community college, in a community mental health setting, in residential treatment centers, and in various private practice settings. She has also trained other mental health professionals in applying full DBT, as well as how to teach DBT skills.

Diana has endless gratitude for Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, the creator of DBT, and the many teachers and therapists who guided her on her DBT journey.