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DBT Awards

The APT Award for Excellence in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

These annual awards were established to help keep people enthusiastic about how they can apply DBT in their practice. Application is simple: just 2,000 words, and the preparedness to present your submission at a mini conference here in Leicester on the 24th September 2019 if you are shortlisted.

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.

To apply, there is a simple procedure and it is free of charge:

1. Write the project of up to 2,000 words.

2. Send it off to us to get to us by the end of July (email submissions to office@apt.ac).

3. If you are shortlisted for an award, come and present your project at a mini conference on the 24th September 2019, where other professionals will also present their submissions. Up to 15 minutes per paper. Hopefully this will be an enjoyable day. It’s free to attend for presenters (one per submission), £75 plus VAT for others.

4. Sit back and hope yours is the winner. The four winners will be announced and awarded that day. Being a finalist itself is something you can put on their emails, letterheads or whatever, and we’re hoping that people will be proud to do so!

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