Dialectical Behavior Therapy is one of the most in-demand evidence-based treatments for complex and difficult to treat clinical presentations. Despite DBT’s popularity, there are few coherent examples of DBT individual therapy in action.
Expert author, trainer, and therapist Dr. Lane Pederson answers the call with a session that highlights DBT essentials. Complete with a session introduction and post-session analysis, Dr. Pederson effectively demonstrates:
The use of treatment structure to provide containment and focus, including the use of the treatment hierarchy
The incorporation of mindfulness
The use of the diary card to prioritize and set an agenda when presented with multiple problems
The development of awareness and skill-building with behavioral analysis
The use of homework to apply skills outside of treatment
Strengths-based and client-centered, Dr. Pederson illuminates DBT with veracity that will improve the practice of DBT therapists of all levels.
Follow the structure of an individual DBT session
Identify treatment targets with the diary card
Understand target behaviors and apply skills with behavioral analysis
About the Speaker:
Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC, an in-demand international speaker, has trained thousands of 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, and founded Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), whose mission is to promote the evidence-based practice of DBT for the benefit of consumers.
Dr. Pederson is the author of the best-selling The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: Practical DBT for Self-help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings as well as DBT Skills in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings and the forthcoming Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Adaptive Approach.
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.