Dr. Pederson has provided DBT training and consultation to over 10,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and Mexico through his training and consultation company, Lane Pederson and Associates, LLC. Notable organizations he has trained for include Walter Reed National Military Hospital, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the United States Navy, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and Psychotherapy Networker. He has provided DBT training for community mental health agencies, chemical dependency treatment centers, hospital and residential care settings, and to therapists in forensic settings.
Dr. Pederson’s DBT publications include The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual (PESI, 2012); Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2015); and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings (PESI, 2013).
A real world practitioner, Dr. Pederson co-owns Mental Health Systems, PC (MHS), one of the largest DBT-specialized practices in the United States with four clinic locations in Minnesota. At MHS Dr. Pederson has developed DBT programs for adolescents, adults, people with dual disorders, and people with developmental disabilities. He has served as clinical and training directors, has directed practice-based clinical outcome studies, and has overseen the care of thousands of clients in need of intensive outpatient services.
Dr. Pederson also founded Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA), the first active organization to certify DBT providers and accredit DBT programs.
Dr. Pederson currently serves on the advisory board for the doctorial counseling program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a peer reviewer for Forensic Scholars Today.