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Nicole Kletzka, PhD

Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

Nicole Taylor Kletzka PhD, DBT-LBC, completed the Linehan Board of Certification process in 2015 and joined Behavioral Tech in 2016. She has trained and consulted with several system implementation projects. She specializes in working with inpatient, forensic populations. Nicole is the DBT Coordinator and a Consulting Forensic Examiner for Michigan’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry. In that role, she developed and implemented a center-wide DBT program, which includes a mentor program to involve frontline staff as DBT coaches. She has expertise in DBT for patients with intellectual disabilities, and in trauma-informed treatment. Dr. Kletzka previously worked at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego with child trauma victims and has been an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for over a decade. She has published and presented in multiple venues on DBT, staff burnout, trauma treatment, objective and performance-based personality assessment, and treatment outcomes.