Part 1: Practice-Based Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Making DBT Work in Your Setting with Your Clients

CE Credit: 7

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Length: 8 hours

Exam Items: 10

Originally recorded May 10, 2016

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Part 1: DBT Foundations and Skills Training

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has evolved from the go-to treatment for borderline personality disorder to one of the most recognized and sought after therapies for a variety of difficult to treat client problems.  The increasing pressure to adopt treatments that work makes DBT skills and strategies a must-have for all types of therapists.

This seminar will teach you DBT from theory to application with up-to-date, accessible teaching and experiential exercises that emphasize evidence-based practice and therapeutic factors rather than rote adherence to a manual.

Therapists of all levels will learn DBT essentials to integrate into their own practice, to confidently practice from a DBT orientation, and to continue their own personal development as a DBT therapist.

Grounding DBT into the contextual model of therapy, author and international speaker Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC will show participants how to customize this empirically supported treatment across settings and populations to make it work for you and your clients.

View the course outline for Part 1.

Learning Objectives for Part 1:

  1. Learn the origins and foundations of DBT
  2. Explain and practice dialectics in treatment
  3. Use DBT assumptions to guide skills training and therapy
  4. Learn and practice mindfulness strategies to use with clients (and yourself)
  5. Effectively teach the 4 standard DBT skills modules
  6. Learn supplemental DBT skills
  7. Effectively integrate skills training into therapy
  8. Develop skills plans for suicidal, self-injurious, addictive, and other problematic behaviors

About the presenter:

Presenter: Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC

Dr. Pederson has provided DBT training and consultation to over 8000 professionals in the United States, Australia, 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, 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.

Lane Pederson

Supplementary Materials

  • Expanded DBT Diary Card
  • DBT Dual Disorder Behavior Analysis
  • Slide PDF