DBT 4-Day Conference featuring Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC

Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

King of Prussia, PA
Monday, January 22, 2017 – Thursday, January 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Denver, CO
Tuesday, February 13, 2017 – Friday, February 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


  • Describe DBT from the contextual model of therapy.
  • Evaluate DBT research in light of the contextual model and the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology (EBPP).
  • Match DBT philosophies and interventions to the therapeutic factors that most improve outcomes.
  • explain dialectic philosophies and their application in therapy.
  • Demonstrate how the core assumptions of DBT are put into action.
  • Explain how DBT theory drives interventions.
  • Develop the fluid movement between validation and change strategies.
  • Integrate mindfulness into therapy (and your own life).
  • Implement an effective therapy structure that includes identifying clear treatment targets.
  • Integrate skills training into therapy.
  • Identify teaching strategies for skills training sessions.
  • Demonstrate how to effectively teach the four standard DBT skills modules.
  • Explain and teach supplemental DBT skills and modules.
  • Practice skills training techniques in small groups.
  • Describe how to seamlessly integrate skills into individual therapy.
  • Summarize DBT from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other approaches.
  • Practice a multi-layered approach to validation.
  • Maintain balance validation with the most effective (and practical)methods of behavior change.
  • Practice reciprocal and irreverent communication styles.
  • Demonstrate the key differences between traditional cognitive interventions and DBT-style cognitive interventions.
  • Practice therapy techniques with effective pacing, balance, and flow.
  • Determine when to use (and not to use) exposure techniques.
  • Demonstrate DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis.
  • Operate with consultative groups and treatment teams.
  • Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviors with clear protocols and safety plans.
  • Establish clear plans for hospitalizations.
  • Establish a plan for your further development as a DBT therapist.
  • Describe how you will use DBT in your practice.