Accreditation Application

Application Process:  Standard Application Criteria

In partnership with the DBT Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) http://www.dbt-lbc.org/, the Society for DBT in the UK and Ireland require the following for accreditation as a DBT Therapist:

The application process is a three step process. First, submit your application with your details and your supervisor’s form, training record and mindfulness log. After that you will be asked to submit your formulation and chain of treatment interfering behaviour, and finally you will be asked to submit recordings of three consecutive sessions of individual therapy.

At present, to apply for accreditation through the SfDBT you must be practicing in the UK or Ireland. If you wish to be accredited in DBT and are not in these geographic areas, please contact the Linehan Institute http://www.dbt-lbc.org/ to inquiry about your options.

In partnership with the DBT Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) http://www.dbt-lbc.org/, the Society for DBT in the UK and Ireland require the following for accreditation as a DBT Therapist:

The application process is a three step process:

First, you submit your application with your details and your supervisor’s form, training record and mindfulness log.

Once that is approved, you will then be asked to submit your case formulation and a chain analysis of an example of one your own treatment interfering behaviours.

And finally, once the formulation and chain are approved, you will be asked to submit recordings of three consecutive sessions of individual therapy.

Part One of the Application:

You must be a member of the Society for DBT.

You must have a Core Profession.  You will be required to produce evidence of this.

Please note that if you do not have a Core Profession but are accredited by the BABCP and have been through that organisation’s KSA process, SfDBT will recognise this.

You must be working in a DBT Programme that delivers all functions and modes of DBT for a minimum of 1 day per week.  . Your team leader’s signature on your application will verify this.

You must have been working in DBT for at least one year. Your team leader’s signature on your application will verify this.

You must attend a DBT consultation team meeting once a week.  This will be verified by your team leader’s signature on your application form.

You must have completed 450 hours of structured teaching/self study and participation which will include 70 hours of training in DBT and the details and training of your trainer must also be submitted.  Direct clinical practice may account for up to 225 hours of the 450 hours.  You will be asked to submit a training log.

You must have read Marsha Linehan’s book Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder , 1993 and DBT Skills Training Manual, 2014.  This will be self-certified at present, although in the future there may be a written exam in line with the process followed in the USA by Linehan Institute.

You must have attended a mindfulness training ( eg retreat, course, community mindfulness group with teaching) or provide evidence of a mindfulness practice/training beyond mindfulness practice in the weekly consultation and skills training sessions. You will be asked to submit a log of this.

You must have treated at least 4 clients with DBT before you apply for accreditation.  Two of the four clients must have been treated from pre-treatment to treatment completion.  All four of the clients must have been discussed in consultation team.  Your supervisor will be asked to verify the number of clients you have treated.

You must have had 20 hours of supervised practice on two clients. Ten hours of recordings of sessions will have been listened to by your supervisor who is required to be “accreditable” (ie the supervisor will have had their own tapes rated to adherence, worked in a full DBT programme for more than two years, received supervision themselves and meet all the other criteria for accreditation).

You must have experience of teaching all four modules of DBT skills in group and this will be verified by your team leader.

PART TWO OF THE APPLICATION:

Once Part One is accepted you have three months to submit Part Two of the application.  For Part Two of the application, you will submit a case formulation for one of these clients. .

If you have done the PG Cert in DBT and received a passing mark on your chain you will not need to do this again

You will submit a chain analysis of one instance of an example of your own therapy interfering behaviour.

If you have done the PG Cert in DBT and received a passing mark on your chain you will not need to do this again

Case Conceptualisation Example

Therapist Interfering Behaviour

 

Part Three of the application:

Once Part Two is approved you then three months to submit Part Three.

You must submit three consecutive tapes to be rated for adherence to DBT.

THE COST:  There are two options for paying for this application:  You can either pay £70 at each stage of the application for a total of £210.

Or you can pay for the application in one go at a cost of £195.

The accreditation period is for 5 years once you are approved as an accredited therapist.

Your application will be processed when your fee is received.

Please download the relevant application form below.

Email your completed form to accreditation@sfdbt.org.

Standard Application-15th February 2016