IMG_8587_lane.jpgDr. Lane Pederson, Owner

Dr. Pederson has provided DBT training and consultation to over 10,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Dubai, 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.

Dr. Pederson also founded Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), 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.


Book 3.PNGDialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners

This text provides a definitive new text for understanding and applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and offers evidence-based yet flexible approaches to integrating DBT into practice.  It goes beyond adherence to standard DBT and diagnosis-based treatment of individuals while emphasizing positivity and the importance of the client's own voice in assessing change.  This guide also discusses methods of monitoring outcomes in practice and making them clinically relevant. Buy it on Amazon



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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Integrated Dual Disorder 

 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has emerged as a highly teachable and applicable approach for people with complex co-morbidities. 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. Buy it on Amazon





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