Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Conference - 12 DVDs - 24 CPD Hours


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Conference - 12 DVDs - 24 CPD Hours

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Transform Your Practice by Learning DBT Inside Out!

  • Customize DBT for Your Clients and Setting in an Evidence-Based Manner
  • Expand the Use of Mindfulness in Your Practice and Life
  • BONUS! Over 50 Practical DBT Worksheets, Resources and Exercise – at no charge!
  • Meet the Education Criterion for National Certification

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has evolved from the go-to treatment for borderline personality disorder to one of the most recognized and sought after therapies for a variety of difficult to treat client problems. The increasing pressure to adopt treatments that work makes DBT skills and strategies a must-have for all types of therapists.

For those who feel that pressure but fear becoming a "manual manic", relax. Dr. Pederson teaches how to follow the manual yet make thoughtful customizations consistent with evidence-based practices and always grounded in the therapeutic alliance. Covering DBT from theory to clinical application, including the use of diary cards, behavioural analysis, contingency management, and multi-layered validation, this resource welcomes those implementing DBT in standard and adapted ways as well as those wishing to simply add DBT skills and techniques to their eclectic or integrative style.

If you have felt limited or stuck with your therapy skills or ready to give up on certain clients, this resource will breathe new life into your work. You will be ready to use the essentials of DBT listed above as well as skills from the Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Modules with your clients, enjoying new confidence in and effectiveness with your clinical skill set.


Developing the Foundation

  1. Describe DBT from the contextual model of therapy
  2. Evaluate DBT research in light of the contextual model and the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology (EBPP)
  3. Connect DBT philosophies and interventions to the therapeutic factors that most improve outcomes
  4. Explain dialectic philosophies and their application in therapy
  5. Demonstrate how the core assumptions of DBT are put into action
  6. Explain how DBT theory drives interventions
  7. Develop the fluid movement between validation and change strategies
  8. Integrate mindfulness into therapy (and your own life)
  9. Implement an effective therapy structure that includes identifying clear treatment targets

Skills Training

  1. Effectively integrate skills training into therapy
  2. Identify teaching strategies for skills training sessions
  3. Effectively teach the 4 standard DBT skills modules
  4. Explain and teach supplemental DBT skills and modules
  5. Practice skills training techniques in small groups

DBT Therapy

  1. Summarize DBT from cognitive-behavioural, client-centered, and other approaches
  2. Practice a multi-layered approach to validation
  3. Balance validation with the most effective (and practical) methods of behaviour change
  4. Practice reciprocal and irreverent communication styles
  5. Demonstrate the key differences between traditional cognitive interventions and DBT-style cognitive interventions
  6. Practice therapy techniques with effective pacing, balance, and flow
  7. Determine when to use (and not to use) exposure techniques

Managing Challenging Behaviours

  1. Master DBT diary cards and chain (change) analysis
  2. Effectively participate with consultative groups and treatment teams
  3. Assess and manage self-injurious and suicidal behaviours with clear protocols and safety plans
  4. Establish clear plans for hospitalizations
  5. Establish a plan for your further development as a DBT therapist
  6. Describe how you will use DBT in your practice


Developing the Foundation

  • Essentials of DBT
    1. Explicit focus on validation
    2. Cognitive-behavioural change strategies
    3. Dialectical balance
    4. Skills training
    5. Mindfulness
    6. Consultative approach
  • DBT and the Contextual Model
    1. Understanding how therapy works
    2. Six decades of empirical research
    3. Evidence-based practice
    4. Maximizing therapeutic factors, DBT-style
  • Dialectics in Practice
    1. Dialectics explained
    2. Dialectic assumptions
    3. Dialectics in action
  • Core Assumptions of DBT
    1. Acceptance and nonjudgmental stance
    2. View of clients, therapists, and therapy
    3. What's needed in a DBT clinical process
  • Biosocial Model
    1. Biosocial theory of difficulties
    2. How theory drives therapy
  • Mindfulness and DBT
    1. Mindfulness explained
    2. Mindfulness of the approach
    3. Mindfulness as a therapy technique
    4. Mindfulness in life
  • Getting Started: Structuring Therapy
    1. Structure as a therapeutic factor
    2. Structuring the therapy environment
    3. Identifying treatment targets: suicidality, self-injurious behaviour (SIB), therapy-interfering behaviour (TIB), and other targets
  • Making It Practical: Structuring Your Therapy or Program

Skills Training

  • Skills Training
    1. Integrating skills into therapy
    2. Using skills to develop new behaviours
  • Mindfulness: The Path to Wise Mind
    1. What skills: observe describe, participate
    2. How skills: nonjudgmental, one-mindful, effectively
    3. Mindfulness practice and application
  • Teaching Dialectics
    1. Identify dialectical dilemmas
    2. Activate Wise Mind action
  • Distress Tolerance
    1. Wise mind ACCEPTS
    2. IMPROVE the Moment
    3. Pros and cons
    4. Radical Acceptance/turning the mind
  • Emotion Regulation
    1. Model of Emotions
    2. PLEASED
    3. Build positive experiences
    4. Opposite action
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
    1. FAST skills
    2. GIVE skills
    3. DEAR MAN skills
  • Other Skill Modules
    1. Boundaries
    2. Problem-solving

DBT Therapy

  • Validation
    1. Multi-layered approach to validation
    2. Validation as an exposure technique
    3. Balance of validation and change
  • Change Interventions
    1. Behavioural principals
    2. Contingency procedures
    3. Best behaviour change methods
    4. DBT-style cognitive interventions
  • Exposure Techniques
    1. When to use (and not to use)
    2. E xposure protocols
    3. Alternatives to exposure
  • Communication Styles
    1. Reciprocal
    2. Irreverent

Managing Challenging Behaviours

  • Diary Cards: Standard and Adapted Behaviour Chain (Change) Analysis
    1. Getting the client on board
    2. Build awareness and options
  • Consultative Group and Treatment Teams
    1. Increase your motivation
    2. Develop effective responses
    3. Qualities of effective treatment teams
  • Assess and Manage Self-Injurious Behaviour (SIB)
    1. SIB assessment techniques
    2. When is SIB life-threatening?
    3. Creating alternatives
  • Assess and Manage Suicidal Ideation (SI)
    1. Suicide assessment techniques
    2. Establishing safety protocols
    3. Safety plans and safety commitments
  • Hospitalization Issues
    1. Effective use of the hospital
    2. Transitions in and out
  • Next Steps
    1. What you learned and what you need
    2. Developing your plan
    3. Taking action


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About Lane Pederson, PsyD

Lane Pederson, PsyD, LP, DBTC, has provided DBT training and consultation to over 8000 professionals in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. 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’s DBT publications include The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual (PPM, 2012); Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2015); and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings (PPM, 2013).
Notable organizations he has trained for include Walter Reed National Military Hospital, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Ontario Psychological Association, and Psychotherapy Networker. 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.

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