MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference 2022

  • 02/28/2022
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Board member must have active MSSWA membership (Board Rate only available until Feb 14, 2022)
  • MSSWA Membership at the affiliate level is required for graduate students; undergrad join MSSWA at no charge


2022 MSSWA Virtual Spring Conference   

February 28th, 2022

8:30am to 3:30pm     

Full day training on DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) 

with Internationally Recognized Trainer and Author

Dr. Lane Pederson, PSYD, LP, DBTC

"DBT Skills, Tools, and Techniques for School Settings"

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is a practical therapy approach that helps people overcome problem behaviors and live more skillful lives.  Over the past three decades DBT has been used across a large number of treatment populations and settings, including with students of all ages in school settings.

In this training, international trainer and author Dr. Lane Pederson will share the skills, tools, techniques, and philosophies that will empower students, therapists, teachers, and paraprofessionals to more skillful behaviors individually and as a school community. 

You’ll learn:

        Philosophies that promote working together toward better outcomes

        Skills to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and have better relationships

        The best ways to change behaviors (that you don’t need to be a therapist to use)

        How to effectively consult with colleagues

Learning Objectives:

        Practice the DBT assumptions and philosophies that promote effective treatment

        Use strategies to help students regulate emotions

        Teach distress tolerance techniques

        Implement the most effective behavior change strategies

        Learn how to use self-monitoring and behavior analysis tools

        Establish consultative guidelines to increase collaboration

Brochure Coming Soon!!

Dr. Pederson, PSYD, LP, DBTC, has provided DBT training and consultation to over 20,000 professionals in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East through his training and consultation company, Lane Pederson and Associates, LLC ( Notable organizations he has trained for include Walter Reed National Military Hospital, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the US Navy, the Canadian Department of Defense, the Ontario Psychological Association, the Omid Foundation, and Psychotherapy Networker. He has provided DBT training for community mental health agencies, chemical dependency treatment centers, hospital and residential care settings, and to therapists in forensic settings.

Dr. Pederson s DBT publications include the award-winning The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual, Second Edition (PESI, 2017); Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Contemporary Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2015); and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training in Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings (PESI, 2013). He also authored the best-selling DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists and the recently released DBT Skills-Building Card Deck for Clients and Therapists.

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 five 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 also co-owns Acacia Therapy and Health Training in South Africa (

Dr. Pederson currently serves on the advisory board for the doctoral counseling program at Saint Mary ’s University of Minnesota and is a peer reviewer for Forensic Scholars Today.

6.5 CEU hours have been approved by the MN Board of Social Work.

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