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These annual awards were established to keep people 'enthused' and thinking about how they can apply DBT in their practice. Application is simple: just 2,000 words and the preparedness to discuss what you have written.
You can apply personally, or on behalf of your service and each successful submission will be published on our website. The benefit of receiving such an award is primarily in satisfaction and status. The tangible benefit is in the form of a certificate, which states your receipt of the award. You will also be able to put the award winner logo and words “Recipient of the APT Award for Excellence in DBT 2019” on your letters / emails, if you wish.
What the award looks for is: (A) a description of an intervention with a patient or group of patients, (B) the intervention will feature DBT largely, although not necessarily being the only intervention you make with this patient / patient-group, (C) what you describe should “inspire” other people who read it – they should have ideas they want to implement in their practice too.
The awards will be made annually, and the closing date for submissions is the last day of July. You can make submissions at any time during the year, requesting feedback on your entry if you wish. Results will be announced shortly after the closing date each year. To enter, email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
APT offers various levels of DBT Accreditation to professionals who attended APT Training (or similar training).