What is Accreditation?

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion will guide you through the process of Accred­i­ta­tion when that becomes avail­able.  Explor­ing this page will help inform you as to what is required as well as help you assess your readi­ness for appli­ca­tion. Cur­rently there is a mech­a­nism for reg­is­ter­ing your inter­est in pur­su­ing Accred­i­ta­tion by vis­it­ing the “Con­tact Us” page.

Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ioral Ther­apy, a team based treat­ment, is often con­ducted in a pro­gram­matic set­ting. Accred­it­ing an over­all program’s capac­ity to deliver the treat­ment in a man­ner most sim­i­lar to the way DBT was stud­ied in ran­dom­ized con­trolled tri­als becomes an impor­tant means by which stake­hold­ers can dis­cern effec­tive pro­grams from ones in which effi­cacy is unknown. Accred­i­ta­tion, there­fore, seeks to estab­lish an objec­tive means to insure a program’s fidelity to the DBT model.

You may apply for accred­i­ta­tion if:

  • Your pro­gram pro­vides all four pri­mary modes of DBT:
    1. indi­vid­ual treat­ment pro­vided by one pri­mary DBT therapist
    2. enhance­ment of capa­bil­i­ties, i.e., skills training
    3. skills gen­er­al­iza­tion, i.e., phone call coaching
    4. con­sul­ta­tion team
  • One or more team mem­bers (includ­ing Team Leader) is Cer­ti­fied or eli­gi­ble for DBT certification.
  • Your pro­gram is cur­rently pro­vid­ing ser­vices to a des­ig­nated group of clients.

Com­plete the Pro­gram Ele­ments of Treat­ment Ques­tion­naire to see if your pro­gram is ready to apply!