407, 507 – The Essentials of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

A Road Map for Complex Chronic Problems
Parts 1 & 2
Lane Pederson

Originally developed as a therapy to help borderline clients, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a structured model that helps streamline clinical decision-making with difficult-to-treat clients, including those with eating disorders, alcoholism, and a range of self-injurious behaviors. DBT integrates mindfulness, motivational techniques, and a range of emotional regulation and interpersonal skills in a way that leads to a more customizable treatment than any single model of treatment can provide. In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • DBT’s evolution and its research foundation
  • How to use behavioral analysis to develop a treatment plan for determining which issues and symptoms to address first in any given case
  • How to integrate and customize specific strategies—such as mindfulness, stress management, and emotional regulation—within the DBT model
  • Tools to help clients heighten their motivation, enhance their capacity for positive experiences, and increase self-care skills


Continued with workshop 507

Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC, has trained over 10,000 professionals in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa. His DBT practice is one of the largest in the US, and he’s authored several books on DBT.

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