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John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina.  As a clinician, John was hired by Delta Behavioral Health in 2008 to help start up and run their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based partial hospital program and a DBT-based substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP).  Since 2008, John has provided supervision to interns that have been trained in the partial hospital program and the SAIOP, teaching them how to apply DBT skills to their therapy.  John also incorporates DBT into his individual practice working with a number of disorders.  John was introduced to DBT during his internship at the New Hanover County Behavioral Health Hospital, an inpatient facility where he eventually led DBT groups in both their inpatient partial hospital program and substance abuse program.  While on internship, in August of 2004, John spent a week training on DBT with Dr. Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA.

John is a part-time faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences.  He has published research on mindfulness and the cultivation of mindfulness in individuals.  He continues to research mindfulness and is conducting research on DBT and the reduction of perceived suffering in partial hospital patients.  John is also an Ed.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with Delta Behavioral Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: John Lothes II has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.