Pathway 3 in DBT Credentialing is for clinicians who have over five year’s clinical experience in the delivery of DBT and DBT informed approaches. Credentialing Pathway 3 requires clinicians to complete self-paced tasks to articulate their knowledge and application of a DBT informed approach.

Please indicate your current profession in mental health, psychology and/or the counselling sector
Credentialed DBT practitioners are members of an incorporated association of a helping profession (eg. Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Nursing, Psychotherapy, Counselling)
Credentialed DBT Practitioners have completed recognised specialist post registration professional development in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Programs such as the Australian DBT Institute & Behavioral Tech’s Intensive Training in DBT or equivalent are expected to have been completed.
Please tick all boxes which apply to your experience working with a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approach.
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Credentialed DBT Practitioners are also asked to complete a Statement of Practice & Supervision which is consistent with a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed approach. Credentialed DBT Practitioners are expected to have an interest in working with individuals with emotion dysregulation and other mental health concerns where the evidence suggests that Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is indicated.
Credentialed DBT Practitioners are required to have acquired minimum continuing professional development points to maintain their professional registration and/or associated professional memberships. Credentialed DBT Practitioners are required to maintain their statement of Continuing Professional Development for their profession and can provide evidence of this if requested.
Credentialed DBT Practitioners are required to have completed a Personal Statement of Practice (see criteira 3 above) outlining the theoretical perspective, experiences, self-awareness, knowledge & understanding and reasons for their interest in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Credentialed DBT Practitioners are expected to have undergone the appropriate screening for their employment which includes: 1. Police Check 2. Working with Children Check (when working with children) 3. No disciplinary action on Professional Registration
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Credentialed DBT Practitioners are to have their clinical practice supported by two professional referees. Attendees of the Australian DBT Institute or Behavioral Tech LLC’s Intensive and Comprehensive training programs will have their facilitators provide a reference to their clinical practice in a DBT informed manner.