In response to the restrictions we are all facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Behavioral Tech takes seriously its responsibility to continue to provide training in DBT for those in our world who so desperately need this treatment. Our response to this situation requires a dialectical balance of flexibility while maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of DBT as a treatment as well as the methods by which we train others. In the service of this mission we want to inform you of what we are providing in response.
Full in-person experience
- To the degree that it is advisable we will continue to provide in-person trainings. Should we do so, please be assured these will only occur in compliance with CDC and local public health recommendations.
Live interactive experiences- Synchronous, virtual consultations and trainings
- We realize many clinicians value their interaction with trainers. Due to restrictions on gatherings we are working to provide alternative methods to in-person trainings that require travel. We are well-suited with the technology to provide remote training and consultation and we are developing methods of live training that lend themselves to the use of technologies.
- Consultation to teams will continue as scheduled.
Learn at your own pace
- In partnership with Psychwire of Australia, BTECH offers comprehensive DBT training courses that are equivalent to in-person DBT Foundational and Intensive trainings. The intensive pathways of these courses involve scheduled consultation with DBT experts, and the didactic portions of these courses can be viewed on demand.
Many of you are contacting us about alternative methods of providing services to patients beyond in-person contact. In addition to the clinical issues there are legal, ethical, and technical considerations. We encourage you to address your legal concerns with an attorney and your ethical concerns with your professional associations and licensing boards. For help with technology we recommend you consult an IT professional with knowledge of privacy compliance (HIPAA in the US and the equivalent in other countries). For guidance from the American Psychological Association see the American Psychological Association’s Pandemics Resources Page, specifically the Office and technology checklist for telepsychological services and Informed consent checklist for telepsychological services.