Michael Bodtmann, LCSW

Michael Bodtmann, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and certified school social worker. He is the co-founder and director of New Jersey Center for Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (NJCCDBT). He also serves as a lecturer at Columbia School of Social Work.

Prior to and in addition to his work in private practice, Mr. Bodtmann has worked as a DBT program coordinator where he designed and facilitated a DBT program for youth requiring intensive psychiatric services in a therapeutic high school. He has also 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 also 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, and in addition to being intensively trained in DBT, has received further training in DBT with adolescents, families, and individuals with complex behavioral disorders. He has provided numerous presentations and trainings on DBT and adapting the treatment for adolescents and in school settings, and continues to be active in providing education on DBT to schools, practitioners, and community members.