The DBT Foundational Training requires that participants work in an active DBT program, currently participate in a consultation team, and will continue learning DBT with a mentor. Only people who have attended an approved comprehensive training in DBT (e.g., Intensive or Foundational) may serve as mentors for team members attending Foundational Training. The following specific requirements must be documented in your application:
  • Membership in a comprehensively trained DBT Consultation team that has been functioning for at least 1 year past completion of comprehensive training.
  • A member of the same consultation team as you must serve as your mentor during the training and for 1 year after completion of your training.
  • Mentors must meet the following qualifications:
  1. Certification by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC)
  1. Be an active member of a functioning DBT consultation team for at least 2 years post their own comprehensive DBT training, and
  2. Must have received their comprehensive training from one of the following groups or be specifically recommended by a BTECH Trainer
    • Behavioral Tech or its International Affiliates
    • Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, LLP, New York
    • German Association for DBT (DDBT)
    • Portland DBT Institute
    • Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC
    • University of Toronto, Centers for Addiction & Mental Health
    • University of Washington, Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics
Please note: You may not complete this application without providing the information below. Please have this information available before you begin the application. You will not be able to save your application and return to it. You must complete the entire application in 1 session.
  1. Application Fee Order # (to confirm payment). You should have received an email with this information.
    • If you have not paid for your application fee, please return to the Training's Details webpage to complete your order.
  2. Information about when and how often your DBT Team meets
  3. Information about the person who will serve as your mentor for the training, including:
    • Mentor's email address
    • Which comprehensive DBT training they have completed?
      • Training Name
      • Dates & Location
      • Instructors
      • The name of the training organization they completed their training with.
    • Duration & frequency of your mentorship
  4. Confirm that you have reviewed the Mentorship Agreement with your mentor and that they have agreed to the terms.
You can access a PDF version of the required information here. Paper applications will not be reviewed, so please return to this link when you have the required information to complete your application online.

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* 1. I have the required information available to me to proceed with the application