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Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy - C-DBT

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Become Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy - C-DBT

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

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

  1. Psychologist
  2. Counselor
  3. Social Worker
  4. Marriage and Family Therapist
  5. Alcohol and Drug Counselor

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements

A minimum of 21 hours of post-graduate level training, with 18 of those hour 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 book on DBT skills, and the APA policy on Evidence Based Practice of Psychology. Click here for details.

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

  1. Online webcast Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training by PESI
  2. Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (CDBT) Training Online Training by PESI - Certification Fee Included!

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

Clinical Practice Requirements

Clinical Practice 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

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of $249.99 USD online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    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 application form, found here.
Recertification Process

Recertification

To maintain Certification, a reapplication 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 training since you were last Certified.

Sample recertification trainings include:

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

Recertification Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee of $149.99 USD online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate

Complete details can be found here.

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