Frequently Asked Questions

How many days of training does my organization need?

The amount of training needed depends on your organizational goals. If the goal is to provide basic familiarity with DBT skills and concepts, one day may be enough. However, if the goal is to have therapists begin to the practice some DBT, two days is the minimum recommended. For organizations that want to begin to use DBT more extensively or to establish DBT programming, three days is the minimum recommended, with four days being more preferable to maximize experiential learning.

Of course, the amount of training needed is also influenced by the current skill level of your therapists and their existing familiarity with DBT and CBT concepts and techniques.

How much are the training fees and costs?

Dr. Pederson has an established daily speaking fee that is discounted when multiple day events are booked. This fee covers the training as well as all development and travel time. As events and budgets vary, he does sometimes negotiate fees for small groups and organizations, or for delivering a keynote speech at national conferences and special events.

Costs related to travel, lodging, ground transportation, and a daily per diem are in addition to the speaking fee.

Depending on the number of therapists trained, the convenience and value of a private event is often a cost-effective choice.


Are trainings and seminars approved for continuing education (CE) credit?

Due to large variations in professional licenses and processes for approving events for CE from state to state, organizations are responsible for securing appropriate CE credit. Dr. Pederson will provide needed information such as learning objectives and the program outline to facilitate the process upon request.


How soon can I book an event?

For maximum availability, it is best to plan an event at least three to six months in the future. Depending on availability, events can sometimes be scheduled sooner.


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