DBT Certification and Accreditation

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!