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.

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:

GUIDELINES ON PART ONE OF THE APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION

Fill in and submit these forms to accreditation@sfdbt.org:

PART ONE- The Forms for Applying for Accreditation in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy by the Society for DBT.

PART TWO OF THE APPLICATION:

GUIDELINES ON PART TWO OF THE APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION

When submitting your case conceptualisation and therapist interfering behaviour, please follow the format of the examples closely.

Please also consult with the Policy on Confidential Information – 2.10[1] prior to your submission.

Case Conceptualisation Example

Therapist Interfering Behaviour

PART THREE OF THE APPLICATION:

GUIDELINES ON PART THREE OF THE APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION

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 10 years once you are approved as an accredited therapist.

Your application will be only processed when your fee is received.
Please download the relevant application form below. Email your completed forms and any queries to accreditation@sfdbt.org.