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.

Baltimore, MD, United States


Dr. Botanov received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, completed a predoctoral internship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and specialized in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington with Dr. Linehan. Currently, he is an assistant clinical professor and assistant director of clinical training at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to this position he held assistant professor appointments at Pennsylvania State University - York and Millersville University. His research interests explore effective and efficacious interventions for depression and suicide. Specifically, he is interested in what interventions work and how well do they work to treat depression and reduce suicide. Additionally, he is interested in clinical science literacy, especially how the (mis)understanding of science affects clinical practice.