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


Our agency, Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, was very pleased with the DBT training Dr. Lane Pederson provided to our clinicians. He knows the ins and outs of DBT and Borderline Personality Disorder and its treatment, but he also has such effective clinical skills, along with a wonderful teaching style, that made his DBT training for our group of clinicians so fantastic! Even after the training, he continues to be accessible to answer questions and provide consultation. It is clear he is committed to evidenced-based programming and assuring that clinicians are trained to effectively treat clients and improve client outcomes. We will continue to utilize his expertise in consultation and his DBT books and hand-outs for our adult and adolescent DBT groups and individual services, and would recommend him to any agency looking to train their clinicians in DBT!

Nicole Van Ginkel, MSW, LISW