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Part 2: 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: 14

Originally recorded May 11, 2016

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Part Two: DBT Interventions and Clinical Applications

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 2.

Learning Objectives for Part 2:

  1. Identify standard and customized DBT practices
  2. Describe evidence-based practice and how it empowers therapists and clients
  3. Learn how to use treatment stages, the treatment hierarchy, and other therapy structure to manage the clinical process
  4. Develop fluid movement between validation and change strategies
  5. Practice a multi-layered approach to validation
  6. Balance validation with the most effective (and practical) methods of behavior change
  7. Learn the key differences between traditional cognitive interventions and DBT-style cognitive interventions
  8. Master DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis
  9. Effectively participate with consultative groups and treatment teams
  10. Establish a plan for your further development as a DBT therapist

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 (www.DrLanePederson.com).  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




This video is part of 2 Day Bundle: Practice-Based Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Making DBT Work in Your Setting with Your
This video is part of 2 Day Bundle: Practice-Based Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Making DBT Work in Your Setting with Your

Supplementary Materials

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