Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC

Dr. Lane Pederson is a DBT therapist, author, and trainer who understands the challenges and opportunities of implementing DBT in real-word settings. Trained in a local clinical scientist model and having learned DBT in the trenches, Dr. Pederson bridges research and practice, and he teaches therapists how to implement DBT consistent with best practices.

Dr. Pederson has conducted hundreds of DBT seminars for PESI and TATRA Corporate and Allied Health Training Services in addition to creating customized trainings for private organizations and professional events. He brings together clinical expertise and a talent for teaching in areas that include:

  • DBT
  • Adherent DBT
  • Adolescent DBT
  • Dual Disorder DBT
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors
  • Personality Disorders

Organizations that Dr. Pederson has provided DBT training for include:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Arctic Women in Crisis (Barrow, AK)
  • The Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas 
  • The Muskogee Creek Nation (OK)
  • The United States Navy (FL)
  • Hazelden (MN)
  • Duke City Recovery Toolbox (CO)
  • PrairieCare (MN)
  • The Federal Bureau of Prisons (CO)
  • The PRISM Center (TX)
  • Jack Hirose and Associates (Canada)
  • Seasons Center for Behavioral Health (IA)
  • The Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Spencer Hospital (IA)
  • Mental Health Systems (MN)
  • The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (MN)
  • Dalton Associates (Canada)
  • Siouxland Mental Health Center (IA)
  • Capstone Behavioral Health Services (IA)
  • Centro de Psicoterapia Cognitiva (Mexico)
  • Washington County Community Services (MN)
  • Psychotherapy Networker (DC)
  • Moments of Change (FL)
  • Caron Renaissance (FL)
  • Walter Reed National Military Hospital (DC)
  • Hillcrest Family Services (IA)
  • John D. Dingell Veterans Hospital (MI)
  • People'sCare (CA)

In addition, Dr. Pederson provides keynote speeches for special events and program and case consultation on a limited basis.

Contact him today about your organization’s training needs.

Dr. Lane Pederson


I had searched far and wide for a qualified presenter to provide DBT training to our staff at our local mental health center. As the Clinical Director at Siouxland Mental Health Center I was particularly interested in someone who understood outpatient clinical practice and could explain DBT in a way that fit our reality at the mental health center. I feel very fortunate that in my search I was lead to Dr. Lane Pederson. Dr. Pederson was the right person for the job because he has provided direct care to Borderline patients for many years, and he has operated and directed outpatient clinics similar to our own. Dr. Pederson understood the realities we face on a day to day basis, and he had real-world solutions to the problems we encounter in an actual practice environment. Dr. Pederson was very accessible and explained his teaching style with a desire to make sure he was the right fit for our agency. Our staff of 25 therapists thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor and his ability to relate to his audience. More so, they were impressed by his technical knowledge and his overall competency when it comes to delivering DBT to clients, and teaching DBT to other professionals. I can honestly say that when anyone asks me about DBT trainers, Dr. Lane Pederson is the only name I provide. From our experience, he's simply the best!

W. Kuehl, Clinical Director, MSW, LISW