Are there eligibility requirements for each pathway? Which pathway should I take?

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This program of study offers three distinct pathways: the Foundational, Intensive, and Intensive Plus. The eligibility requirements and prerequisites vary based on the pathway in which you are enrolling. 
 
Foundational: This pathway is for individuals who are current members of established and functioning DBT teams with Intensively-trained, senior members. Your application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • You are a mental health professional in one of the following roles:
    • DBT individual therapist
    • DBT skills trainer
    • DBT pharmacotherapist
    • DBT case manager
  • You work in an active DBT program and participate in a DBT Consultation Team that has been in existence for more than a year
  • You are actively involved in clinical work and can immediately apply what is learned to real-life situations
  • You have a mentor on your DBT team who, at least two years ago, has completed Intensive training with Behavioral Tech or other comprehensive DBT training that included instruction in establishing a DBT team and program
  • You hold the legal credentials required in your local jurisdiction to provide mental health treatment
Intensive: This pathway is for teams of individuals who are, or intend, to function as a DBT program/consultation team. To qualify for this pathway, you must: 
  • Enroll in the program with members of your DBT consultation team 
  • Hold the legal credentials required in your local jurisdiction to provide mental health treatment 
Intensive Plus: The DBT Intensive Plus pathway is intended for mental health providers who do not have access to a DBT Consultation Team. Teams are created during the course of the training that are intended to be the primary DBT Consultation Team for participants upon completion of the training. To qualify for this pathway you must: 
  • Have 5 years’ experience in providing clinical mental health treatment 
  • Agree to participate as a DBT consultation team member for the duration of the program 
  • Hold the legal credentials required in your local jurisdiction to provide mental health treatment 
Note: Each pathway has an application process. For the DBT Intensive Plus pathway, your information will be reviewed by Behavioral Tech and we will seek to place you in an online team alongside other participants within a similar timezone. Though your selected intake will be considered, your start date is not confirmed until we’ve placed you in an online team.