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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Basics & Beyond | Seminar on 3 DVDs | 5 hours, 55 minutes
Lane D. Pederson, PsyD, LP
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / Jan 2013
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

This seminar recording provides an emphasis on developing a detailed understanding and a foundation of the skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) when working with mental health, addiction and dual diagnosis clients. Developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., at the University of Washington, DBT was designed to assist clients with personality disorders build a life worth living.

DBT is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, addictions, and dual diagnosis clients. It is designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT assists clinicians in treating challenging clients with suicidal issues, self-harm potential and dramatic interpersonal styles.

This seminar recording will explore the theoretical basis for this approach, specific DBT interventions and how to work effectively with challenging clients. There will be experiential components to help you apply to clinical work. Familiarity with these techniques will enhance your clinical skills and professional development.

Make this complex model work for a variety of clients
Build a foundation of DBT competency
Learn the process and content of this evidence-based practice
Take home many client resources and worksheets
Integrate these skills into individual and group therapy
Utilize case studies as a guide for effective application of skills in clinical situations


History & Philosophy of DBT

Intrapsychic and interpersonal factors
Clients need to be more effective
Therapeutic dialectics
Therapy interfering behaviors

Mindfulness Skills

Grounded in the present while being connected to past & future
Balancing thoughts and feelings to achieve Wise Mind
Learn classic and innovative Mindfulness skills
Mindfulness skills worksheets

Distress Tolerance Skills

Building frustration tolerance
Utilizing crisis survival strategies
Learn classic and innovative Distress Tolerance skills
Distress Tolerance skills worksheets

Emotional Regulation Skills

Understanding emotions and reducing vulnerability
Making lemonade from lemons
Learn classic and innovative Emotional Regulation skills
Emotional Regulation skills worksheets

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Balance in Relationships
Objective, Relationship and Self-Respect Effectiveness
Learn classic and innovative Interpersonal Effectiveness skills
Interpersonal Effectiveness skills worksheets


Integrate the theory and techniques of DBT into your clinical practice.
Teach DBT skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Incorporate DBT skills into your individual and group therapy.
Apply DBT skills to mental health, addiction and dual diagnosis clients.
Identify additional tools and resources for implementing DBT.
Identify a variety of problem behaviors with DBT skills.
Give examples of a variety of strategies for teaching DBT skills.


Lane Pederson, Psy.D. is the author of The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Manual: Practical DBT for Self Help, and Individual & Group Settings. He is also the founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), the first active organization to certify DBT therapists and accredited DBT programs.

He is the co-owner of Mental Health Systems, PC (MHS), one of the largest DBT-specialized practices in the Midwest, where he has overseen the care of thousands of clients with co-morbid Axis I and II in intensive outpatient settings. He has extensive experience developing DBT programs and is an in-demand international speaker and consultant, having trained over a thousand professionals in DBT and personality disorders.

Dr. Pederson is an outspoken advocate of evidence-based practice and “doing what works” with clients across diverse settings and levels of care.

Knowledgeable, humorous, and sometimes irreverent, he is highly rated by audiences for making treatment concepts accessible to therapists.

Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI, Inc Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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