Research, Development, and Training Team

Tony DuBose, PsyD

Chief Training Executive | (206) 675-8588

Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD, is the Chief Training Executive for Behavioral Tech, LLC and a Founding Member and President of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC. Dr. DuBose has trained and consulted internationally in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in adults and adolescents. He collaborates with Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, and other researchers on the study of DBT, particularly related to its dissemination and implementation. He is a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Kathleen Gilligan, MS

Trainer Liaison & CE/CME Manager | (206) 675-8589

Kathleen joined Behavioral Tech in early 2016. She co-owned a small business for 20 years, managing day to day activities, marketing, billing and client services. Kathleen also has broad experience in environmental consulting, having worked on many pollution projects in her role as a toxicologist/risk assessor. Kathleen’s interest in mental health developed largely from the 2012 suicide death of her teenage son, Palmerston R.K. Burk. Kathleen is a regular volunteer with Forefront, a non-profit suicide prevention group based at University of Washington, where she is a peer-to-peer mentor. She also serves on a legislative action task force, which passed HB 2793 and HB 1612, (the “Safer Homes Bills”).  The task force is currently developing the “Safer Homes, Suicide Aware” Campaign, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2017.

Sara Schmidt, PhD

Research Scientist | (206) 508-6421

Sara Schmidt, PhD, began working with Behavioral Tech in 2017. Concurrent with her role as Research Scientist, she is a Research Associate at the University of Washington. There, she collaborates on NIMH-funded research measuring implementation and effectiveness of the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol in the Philadelphia Community Behavioral Health managed care system. She is also the Assistant Director of the BRTC’s Treatment Development Clinic, and provides supervision and consultation in both DBT and DBT PE.

Dr. Schmidt earned her BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University, and her MA and PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services in Hartsdale, NY. Dr. Schmidt is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.

Katie Wells

Training Materials Coordinator | (206) 347-8404

Katie Wells joined Behavioral Tech in early 2017. She coordinates the development, formatting, and delivery of training materials for Behavioral Tech. Originally from the Chicago area, she earned her BA from Northwestern University in Psychology. There, she advocated for mental health awareness as a member of the university’s Active Minds chapter and practiced mindfulness meditation in the NU Zen Club. Before joining BTECH, she worked as a proofreader and quality assurance specialist in the email marketing industry. Her other interests include writing and visual design.

In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking, skiing, practicing her violin, exploring Seattle’s live music scene, and snuggling her elderly cat, Violet.

Randy Wolbert, LMSW, CAADC

Trainer and Consultant | (206) 675-8588

Randy Wolbert LMSW, CAADC, CCS, first joined Behavioral Tech in 1999 as a contractual trainer; in May 2015, he transitioned to a full-time role as Trainer and Consultant. Randy has trained and consulted throughout the United States and been involved with several large-scale system implementations of DBT. He is a past member of Behavioral Tech’s Trainer Advisory Committee and the Continuing Education Workgroup; he currently serves on the Implementation Science Workgroup.

Randy is also the former Clinical Director of InterAct of Michigan, Inc., where he managed the programs of Assertive Community Treatment, DBT, Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment, and outpatient substance abuse. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his MSW from Western Michigan University where he was inducted into the Outstanding Alumni Academy of the College of Health and Human Services in 2009.

He regularly attends mindfulness retreats for mental health professionals offered by the Linehan Institute, and for the last few years he has been studying Zen mindfulness with Marsha Linehan, Roshi.