Education And Training In

Currently there is no research on minimal or optimal training level to provide DBT although there is evidence that DBT can be applied in community mental health settings (Hawkins & Singha, 1998; Mental Health Center of Great Manchester, New Hampshire, 1998). It is recommended that DBT psychotherapists have graduate training and most non-research oriented programmes have master's level therapists as well as doctoral level therapists. Hawkins & Singha (1998) also found that community clinicians could demonstrate content proficiency regardless of education or behavioural background. The Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993b) does not indicate any minimum education or training level required for the provision of the skills training. At this point, there is no research that examines the relationship between the training or educational level of those who are using the workbook as trainers on the one hand and behavioural outcomes on the other. Skills training groups currently vary: some have two doctoral level or medically trained therapists, some one doctoral level and one master's level clinician and some programmes are using one cotherapist in the group who is a paraprofessional. Currently, accreditation of DBT programmes as well as certification of individual practitioners is being developed. These credentials will require minimum standards of education and licensure as well as training and supervision in DBT.

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

The Power Of Positive Thinking In The Post Modern Age Manifest Positive Thoughts In This Fast Pace Age. Positive thinking is an attitude that admits into the brain thoughts, words and pictures that are conductive to development, expansion and success.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment