Michael Bodtmann, LCSW, is a certified school social worker who serves as a clinician and director of DBT services in two New Jersey group private practices. Prior to his work in private practice, Mr. Bodtmann served as a DBT program coordinator, in which role he designed and facilitated a DBT program for youth requiring intensive psychiatric services in a therapeutic high school. He has provided psychiatric and substance use services to adolescents in school based settings in New Jersey and New York City, and worked in medical settings with children, adolescents, and families. Mr. Bodtmann has participated in research on DBT, suicide and self harm screening, and spirituality in clinical practice.

Mr. Bodtmann is an alumnus of Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and Lab. He completed additional DBT training with adolescents, families, and individuals with complex behavioral disorders. He has conducted presentations and trainings on DBT, and on adapting the treatment for adolescents in school settings. He provides education on DBT to schools, practitioners, and community members.