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

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

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. Click here for details.

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

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.

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 fee 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 application form, found here

Renewal

To maintain 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 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 renewal fee of 149.99 USD online

Complete details can be found here.

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