Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA) is a non-profit organization that specializes in the certification of DBT providers and the accreditation of DBT programs.

Advisors & Directors

Lane D. Pederson, PsyD, President/CEO

Dr. Lane Pederson is the author of the best-selling The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: Practical DBT for Self-help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings as well as DBT Skills in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings and the forthcoming Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Adaptive Approach.  An in-demand international speaker, Dr. Pederson has trained over 7000 professionals in both public and…[+]

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Mark R. Carlson, PsyD, Vice President

Dr. Mark Carlson, is the founder, CEO, and co-owner of Mental Health Systems, PC (MHS). MHS is one of the largest DBT-specialized clinics in the upper Midwest with three locations and 35 active DBT groups. He is also the Vice-President of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA). He has served as the Clinical Director of multiple clinics including one of the largest Rule-29 clinics in the Midwest…[+]

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Cathy Moonshine, Ph.D., MAC, CADC III

Cathy Moonshine, Ph.D., MAC, CADC III is the Executive Director of a private consulting firm, Moonshine Consulting as well as assistant professor at the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moonshine has been using DBT with clients, supervisees, and colleagues at treatment settings and graduate programs for over a decade, and is known nationally as an expert trainer, author, clinical supervisor, clinici…[+]

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Thomas Marra, PhD

Thomas Marra, PhD received his undergraduate education at the University of the Pacific in California, with its psychology department known for its behavior analysis commitment. His PhD was awarded by the California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University) in 1981.  Dr. Marra was formerly a military psychologist, and after his post-doctoral training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center developed group treatment prog…[+]

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Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D.

Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. Dr. Duncan is the director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project, a practice-driven, training and research initiative that focuses on what works in therapy, and more importantly, how to deliver it on the front lines. Barry has received numerous awards for his contributions to the mental health field, including the Wright State Universi…[+]

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Michael Olson, MS

Michael Olson, MS, MBA is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CMI Education Institute, Inc. CMI is the largest provider of continuing education seminars and products for mental health professional in the United States. Their brands include PESI, Premier Publishing and Media (PMP), MEDS/PDN and Premier Education Solutions. Michael and CMI are leaders in the development of seminars, products and books on Dialectical Behavior Therapy.[+]

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Dr. Eboni Webb

Dr. Eboni Webb earned her doctorate of clinical psychology in 2008 from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University/Twin Cities).   She has practiced in numerous community settings including clinics that treated underserved communities of color, clients with developmental disabilities, and clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.  She worked at the largest mental health clinic at the time in the Min…[+]

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