Dr. Lane Pederson is the author of “The Expanded Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Manual: Practical DBT for Self Help, and Individual & Group Settings” and “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Setting”. He is the founder of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), the first active organisation to certify DBT therapists and accredit DBT programs. He has extensive experience developing DBT programs and is an in-demand international speaker and consultant.
Dr. Pederson is an outspoken advocate of evidence-based practice and “doing what works” with clients across diverse settings and levels of care. 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 United States, with three clinic locations. At MHS, he has overseen the treatment of thousands of clients with complex co-morbidities.
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.