C-DBT

Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

  1. Counselor
  2. Marriage and Family Therapist
  3. Psychologist
  4. Social Worker
  5. And more!

Learn more about who can become certified in DBT from our detailed list of eligible DBT professionals.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 21 hours of continuing education with 18 of those hours specific to Dialectical Behavior Therapy topics and 3 of those hours specific to suicide and risk assessment. Additionally, the applicant must attest that he/she has read at least two practitioner books on Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a theoretical orientation, two books on DBT skills, and the APA policy on Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology. Learn more about DBT certification training requirements.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for certification include:

  1. Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (CDBT) Training Online Training by PESI - Certification Fee Included!
  2. Online webcast Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training by PESI
  3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification (C-DBT): Practical Clinical Applications for Trauma, Comorbidities, Addiction and More by PESI - Certification Included!
  4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy & Mindfulness Dual Certification Training: Interventions for Trauma, Anxiety, Addiction, Personality Disorders, Chronic Pain & More by PESI - Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for DBT certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Additional Requirements

The applicant must attest that, over the course of their career, he/she has conducted a minimum of 500 therapy hours using Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a theoretical orientation. Additionally, the applicant must attest to the use of clinical outcome evaluation procedures to monitor and adjust therapy consistent with the APA policy on evidence-based practice.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 249.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
    3. A completed C-DBT application form

Renewal

To maintain DBT certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 2-year certification, you can renew for 2 years. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Suicide Risk Assessment/Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation and/or Behavioral Analysis-focused continuing education since you were last certified.

Sample C-DBT renewal trainings include:

  1. Complex Trauma and Shame: Somatic Interventions
  2. Mastering Mindfulness
  3. Personality Disorders Certificate Course: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment & Management
  4. Personality Disorders: Unavoidable Challenges & Proven Solutions
  5. Suicidal and High-Risk Clients: Assessments and Interventions to Confidently Manage the Most Critical Scenarios in Mental Health

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
  3. Remit your C-DBT renewal free of 149.99 USD online

Learn more about renewing your DBT certification with Evergreen Certifications..

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