John Lothes, M.A., LPA, LCAS-A, Ed.D, is a licensed psychological associate in Wilmington, North Carolina and is DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician.  As a clinician, John was hired by Delta Behavioral Health in 2008 to help start up and run their Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based partial hospital program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP) and later a DBT-based substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP).  Since 2008, John has provided supervision to interns on DBT in the PHP, IOP and SAIOP programs.  John also uses DBT in his outpatient private practice working with a number of diagnosis.  Dr. Lothes has been doing traditional DBT with his outpatient clients since 2008 as well as running weekly DBT skills groups.

Dr. Lothes was introduced to DBT during his internship in 2004 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 in DBT with Dr. Linehan at the New England Education Institute in Cape Cod, MA. In 2014 (Feb 3-7 & Aug 4-8), Dr. Lothes attended Behavior Tech’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training (10 Day Intensive). Dr. Lothes frequently attends and/or presents at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) and the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT) conferences.

Dr. Lothes is a full-time faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) in the Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences and has an adjunct position in the Department of Psychology at UNCW.  He has published research on DBT in PHP and IOP settings, using DBT mindfulness skill with stress, anxiety and test anxiety in college students. He continues to research mindfulness and is conducting research on DBT and the reduction of perceived suffering, depression, anxiety and hopelessness in PHP and IOP patients.  

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John Lothes II has an employment relationship with University of North Carolina Wilmington and has received a grant from Funding Your Passion. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: John Lothes II is a reviewer for Building Health Academic Communities Journal. He is a member of the American Psychological , the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Cape Fear Psychological Association, and the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education.