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Digital Seminar

Real-World DBT: Adapting DBT to Fit Your Practice

Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, C-DBT
5 Hours 04 Minutes
May 03, 2012
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  • For a decade, Dr. Pederson has used DBT across level of care settings to treat Axis I and II disorders
  • Dr. Pederson is the founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA) and co-owns one of the largest DBT practices in the Midwest
  • Dr. Pederson can show you how to use DBT in real-world settings with real-world clients

Most state public systems now require DBT as the standard of care for borderline personality disorder. But the methodology of DBT has been found through both practice and research to be more robust. It is acuity, not diagnosis, that defines when DBT is applicable. DBT treats the clients that we find most difficult to treat in private and public practice. Join Lane Pederson, Psy.D., clinician and founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), and take home practical skills in deploying DBT to your most difficult-to-treat clients. Learn how to:

  • Validate even the most self-defeating beliefs and feelings
  • Implement strategies for inertia and resistance in the face of overwhelming emotions
  • Balance acceptance with change
  • Respect weaknesses while encouraging strengths
  • Deal with transference issues as opportunities for change
  • Prevent "therapeutic drift"?
  • Generalize therapeutic gains by keeping behaviorally focused
  • Shift strategies for both the client and therapist

This evidence-based therapy has advanced to the treatment of:

  • Anxiety
  • Impulse-control
  • Addictions
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Complex co-morbid conditions


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, C-DBT, has provided Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training and consultation to over 30,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, England, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East through his training and consultation company, Lane Pederson and Associates, LLC (  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’s DBT publications include The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings  (PESI, 2017); Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2015); Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings (PESI, 2013) and The DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists: 101 Mindful Practices to Manage Distress, Regulate Emotions & Build Better Relationships (PESI, 2019).

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

Lane Pederson is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organization.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lane Pederson maintains private practice and is the founder and CEO of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association. He receives compensation as a national speaker and receives royalties as a published author. Lane Pederson receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lane Pederson has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  • Validate patient emotional wounds without reinforcing them.
  • Adapt DBT for the clinical need of the client.
  • Utilize DBT in individual psychotherapy.
  • Practice DBT with most major mental health disorders.
  • Develop strategies to overcome resistance.
  • Conduct "good therapy" without adherence to a manual (although using the manual!).


DBT Theory in Action

  • Foundations of DBT
  • Emotional sensitivity as the "core"? defect
  • Emotional sensitivity is the result of kindling effects and neurochemistry, not always Axis II disorders
  • Treatment targets for DBT
  • Therapist strategies to deploy DBT

Application of DBT

  • Evidence-Based Practice and DBT
  • Emotional regulation
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and change
  • Coping skills to replace escape and avoidance treatment, client, and therapist dialectics
  • DBT relationship and change strategies

Moving Beyond Borderline

  • Using DBT with other diagnoses:
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • OCD
  • Impulse control
  • Complex comorbidity

Practice of DBT in Individual Psychotherapy and Other Settings

  • Adapting of DBT to match clinical need
  • Levels of care
  • When to refer
  • Assessing and insuring safety
Please Note: Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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