Welcome to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification & Accreditation Website!
Mission of Therapist Certification and Program Accreditation
Our mission is to promote the availability of competently delivered, effective DBT to individuals seeking treatment by Certifying mental health professionals, Accrediting agencies adhering to programmatic fidelity for the delivery of comprehensive DBT as developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and maintaining a roster of Certified Therapists and Accredited agencies available to consumers, mental health professionals, and insurance companies for dependable referral sources.
Purpose of this Website:
We have developed this site to inform our community about the current status of DBT Therapist Certification and Program Accreditation. Initially, you will find this site useful for you to learn the “what” and “how” of the processes involved. It will provide you with tools for assessing your readiness for application, study material suggestions and update you on the latest developments in the Certification and Accreditation process.
There is also a place to post questions that the community may find of value and we will provide answers to them in the FAQ area. For now, we are setting up an initial place to register your interest in pursuing Individual Therapist Certification, Skills Trainer Certification or Program Accreditation. This helps guide our preparations for the volume of interest in the examination process and site visit demands.
Once the Therapist Certifications and Program Accreditation processes are established, this will be the site through which you will submit applications, be guided in the exam process and stay updated on all the latest news for Certification and Accreditation. We hope you will find this site useful and will check in for the “official” updates of this important endeavor!
Wishing you “effective compassion” in your delivery of DBT, your study for the exam and in your preparation for accreditation!