Dr. Lane Pederson

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 private settings in over 30 States and across Australia. He also owns Mental Health Systems, PC, one of the largest DBT-specialized practices in the Midwest, with three clinic locations, and he founded Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), whose mission is to promote the evidence-based practice of DBT for the benefit of consumers.

Having coined and representing the “second wave of DBT”, Dr. Pederson illuminates the research that empowers movement away from blind DBT adherence toward customized applications centered on the therapeutic alliance and grounded in evidence-based practices. Knowledgeable and humorous, Dr. Pederson is highly rated by audiences for his ability to make treatment concepts practical to therapists.