A teacher of the skills trainer is a certified DBT skills trainer. From Dialexis, the teacher trainer is able to fill in the part of the day about skills training during the intensive trainer and to give the training ‘train the trainer’. The teacher trainer is able to train other professionals to become skills trainer.
- Being a certified DBT skills trainer.
- Have at least two years of experience as DBT skills trainer.
- Being active as DBT skills trainer in a DBT programme.
- Having succesfully completed the intensive training, which lasts ten days.
One has to give the entire course ‘train the trainer’ twice as a teacher under supervision of a certified teacher of DBT skills trainers. By means of a checklist the competences of the aspiring teacher are scored. All parts have to be scored as sufficient.
Requirements to stay teacher skills training
The teacher skills trainer has to send Dialexis recordings of two DBT sessions every 4 years to be judged on the basis of the adherence coding scale. Both sessions need to be coded as sufficient. Additionally, the teacher skills training has to be actively part of a DBT consultation team.