Behavioral Tech Institute prides itself in providing the highest quality training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy available. We can only offer this to you by providing the most experienced and trainers & consultants in the field of DBT. We honor each one of these individuals for their efforts and dedication to DBT and other empirically-based treatments.

New Hyde Park, NY


Adam Payne, Ph.D., is a DBT – Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician. Dr. Payne received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996. Dr. Payne served as the conference chairperson for the 2012 and 2013 conferences of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT).

ISITDBT is a volunteer organization with the sole task of organizing an annual conference to bring together DBT clinicians from around the US and around the globe. Dr. Payne served ten years as a Clinical Supervisor at the University of Washington for graduate students in clinical psychology at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC). He has provided training and consultation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy internationally for Behavioral Tech, LLC since 2002. Dr. Payne is a founding member of the Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CCDBT). Founded in 2006, the CCDBT aims to provide effective, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic treatments for children, adolescents, and adults. The main office of this center is in Lake Success, NY on Long Island. The cornerstones of the CCDBT are programs in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for both adults and for adolescents.

Prior to the formation of the CCDBT, Dr. Payne served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Adolescent DBT Program at Schneider Children’s Hospital. Beginning in 1999, the team developed a comprehensive Adolescent DBT program at Schneider Children’s Hospital, part of the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System. More locally, Dr. Payne has been an invited speaker to school districts and mental health settings to present information about the application of DBT to adolescent populations. Dr. Payne also previously served as the staff psychologist of the Adolescent Treatment Team of the Child and Adolescent Day Hospital at Zucker Hillside Hospital. Prior to the formation of the CCDBT, Dr. Payne also maintained a faculty practice for treatment of children, adolescents, and adults within Zucker Hillside Hospital on Long Island.