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Recipients of the APT Award for Excellence in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Below are the recipients of the APT Award for Excellence in DBT 2017. These annual awards were established to keep people 'enthused' and thinking about how they can apply training in risk assessment and management in their practice.



The DBT Programme
(Cygnet Hospital Bierley).

Judge’s comments: By breaking down DBT into five of its key functions and then describing how you tackled each of the five functions and the challenges you faced, this paper makes the reader feel that anybody could do it! It is great that numbers are attached which indicate the degree of success you had in achieving each of the functions, and the challenges make interesting reading too.

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The DBT Programme
(Cygnet Hospital Stevenage).

Judge’s comments: We felt this was a very good submission indeed: short, clear, and with lots of nice observations and touches. It describes the implementation of DBT in a low and medium secure setting, the challenges that occur in such a setting, and how they were overcome. It is strikingly short on quantitative data, but its virtues more than make up for that.

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The DBT Service
(Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, London).

Judge’s comments: This is such a good piece of work that it doesn’t really fulfil the key criterion of inspiring the reader - simply because it is so impressive that it might discourage many people! Nevertheless, the work it describes is so appealing that we are delighted for it to receive an award; it makes great reading.

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The Self-Harm Pathway
(North East Lincolnshire CAMHS, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Grimsby).

Judge’s comments: Without the video, this submission would not be worthy of an award; although it’s a good piece of work it may not inspire people to copy it. However, the video makes a world of difference: the former patient is so articulate about what makes a good and a bad group, and everything he got out of it, that it fulfils the key criterion of inspiring others to see if they could achieve this.

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Below are the recipients of the APT Award for Excellence in DBT 2016. These annual awards were established to keep people 'enthused' and thinking about how they can apply training in risk assessment and management in their practice.



Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health (Padre Américo Hospital, Penafiel, Portugal).

Judge’s comments: This is remarkable for breaking new ground in Portugal, establishing a thoroughgoing DBT service. I would love to have heard more about the patients on the programme, and had more details on the results so far. I am particularly impressed by the reliable telephone support and the provision of support for the families. Altogether a very nice example of setting up a DBT service.

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New Dawn (Cygnet Hospital Ealing, London, UK).

Judge’s comments: First response was that no-one deserves an award for just thinking of doing something, but on second thoughts we’re sure they do because this work highlights the importance of the often under-rated preparation phase especially with ‘formal’ patients. It also highlights the importance of checking out whether one’s apparently good idea stands up to scrutiny from patients. We particularly liked one patient’s description of a phenomenon that is common enough in DBT: “Coming into (the facility) I didn’t know what to expect, it took me a considerable amount of time to calm down, for my anxieties to subside”.

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Below are the recipients of the APT Award for Excellence in DBT 2015. These annual awards were established to keep people 'enthused' and thinking about how they can apply training in risk assessment and management in their practice.


New Dawn (Cygnet Hospital Ealing, London).

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These annual awards were established to keep people 'enthused' and thinking about how they can apply training in risk assessment and management in their practice. Application is simple: just 2,000 words and the preparedness to discuss what you have written. The application may be on your own behalf or on behalf of your service and each successful submission will be published on our website.

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