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Our DBT courses are for people who are 'post qualification', in other words qualified as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, or social workers. The majority of people who come on the courses are from the first three groups but the important requirement is that attendees have a professional background that has taught them the standard clinical skills and standard professional skills such as confidentiality etc.
Our suggestion for a phased approach to the training would be as follows:
No, it is the service’s responsibility to provide supervision. Where do people get it from?
1. Sometimes from local DBT-knowledgeable professionals (often clinical psychologists) either 1:1 or in groups.
2. other times as ‘peer-supervision’ (often people on the course who arrange properly to meet up – often in groups – to provide this for each other).
3. Also the DBT ‘consult’ is an inbuilt form of (peer) supervision.
4. Also our Masterclass has supervision elements in it, but as it is a once-off can’t rightly be regarded as supervision, except as one component of a package.
The answer is that it is not the case that the British Isles organization is the only company that accredit courses, anybody can do so, but the question arises as to the worth of the accreditation. In our case our accreditation is backed by fact of over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses, and the written evaluations suggesting that we are not only the largest provider of DBT training but also delivering the highest quality.
Full transparency is always the best policy. So if you successfully complete the extended training, you can rightly add that fact to you CV. You might say something like: I am a clinical psychologist and in 2016 I successfully completed APT’s extended training in DBT. This involved attending 10 days of teaching spread over six months, passing a written exam, and submitting a 4,000-word work-based project at the set level.
Full transparency is always the best policy. So if you complete the DBT Essentials course, you can rightly add that fact to you CV. You might say something like: I am a mental health nurse and in 2016 attended APT’s Course DBT Essentials. This involved three teaching days totalling 18 taught hours.
Full transparency is always the best policy. So if you successfully complete the DBT Essentials course online, you can rightly add that fact to you CV. You might say something like: I am a mental health nurse and in 2016 successfully completed APT’s Course DBT Essentials online. This is based on APT’s live course DBT Essentials, which in its live version involves three teaching days totalling 18 taught hours.