IMG_8587_lane.jpgDr. Lane Pederson, Owner

Dr. Pederson has provided DBT training and consultation to over 11,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and Mexico through his training and consultation company, Lane Pederson and Associates, LLC.   Notable organizations he has trained for include Walter Reed National Military Hospital, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Ontario Psychological Association, the Omid Foundation, and Psychotherapy Networker. He has provided DBT training for community mental health agencies, chemical dependency treatment centers, hospital and residential care settings, and to therapists in forensic settings. Dr. Pederson also co-owns Acacia Therapy and Health Training in South Africa.

Dr. Pederson’s DBT publications include The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual, Second Edition (PESI, 2017); Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2015); and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings (PESI, 2013).

A real world practitioner, Dr. Pederson co-owns Mental Health Systems, PC (MHS), one of the largest DBT-specialized practices in the United States with four clinic locations in Minnesota. At MHS Dr. Pederson has developed DBT programs for adolescents, adults, people with dual disorders, and people with developmental disabilities. He 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.

In 2011, Dr. Pederson co-founded Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), now Evergreen Certifications, the first active organization to certify DBT providers and accredit DBT programs.

Dr. Pederson currently serves on the advisory board for the doctoral counseling program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a peer reviewer for Forensic Scholars Today.


Dr. Pederson's Publications

DBT Deck Image.JPGThe DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists: 101 Mindful Practices to Manage Distress, Regulate Emotions & Build Better Relationships




TDBT Image.JPGhe Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, 2nd Edition



 IDD Image.JPGDialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings



Clinician Guide Image.JPGDialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners

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