Meet Lane Pederson

One of our founders

Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, C-DBT

At MHS, Dr. Pederson has developed DBT programs for adolescents, adults, people with dual disorders, and people with developmental disabilities, and has served as clinical and training directors, has directed practice-based clinical outcome studies, and has overseen the care of thousands of clients in need of intensive outpatient services. Dr. Pederson also co-owns Acacia Therapy and Health Training in South Africa.


Dr. Pederson has provided DBT training and consultation to over 20,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East through his training and consultation company, Lane Pederson and Associates, LLC. He’s trained for such notable organizations as Walter Reed National Military Hospital, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the US Navy, the Canadian Department of Defense, the Ontario Psychological Association, the Omid Foundation, and Psychotherapy Networker.


The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual, Second Edition

In addition to fresh updates on the classic modules of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, this manual expands skills training into the areas of Dialectics, Shifting Thoughts, Building Routines, Problem-Solving, and Boundaries.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners

The first book to show in detail how dialectical behavior therapy skills and approaches can be adapted and integrated into the broader evidence-based practice of psychotherapy.

DBT Skills Training for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings

This workbook outlines the acceptance-based philosophies of DBT with straight-forward guidelines for implementing them in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) settings along with comprehensive explanations of DBT skills tailored for those with dual disorders. Includes reproducible handouts.

DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists

Filled with tips, ideas, calls to action, and brief exercises, these cards will be a daily go-to as you learn skills needed to enjoy the ups -- and navigate the downs -- of real-world life. And best yet, because skills take repeated practice, you cannot outgrow this deck, you can only grow with it!

DBT Skills-Building Card Deck for Clients and Therapists

Another 101 ideas, tips, and exercises to be used on its own or as an addition to the original deck to learn DBT philosophies to guide life, expand dialectic thinking and action, enhance your ability to be mindfully present, increase emotion regulation and distress tolerance and implement powerful strategies to change behaviors.