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.

Auckland, New Zealand


Mike Batcheler is a New Zealand-based, registered clinical psychologist who has worked in mental health services since the mid-1990s and corrections in the early 1990s. He was a founding member of New Zealand’s first dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) programme in 1998 and was intensively trained in DBT in 2000. He is a founding member of DBTNZ – an International Affiliate of the Linehan Instituted established to advance adherent DBT practice in New Zealand. He currently works as a DBT therapist, skills trainer and programme coordinator in an adult DBT programme. He was a research therapist on a NZ DBT trial with self-harming adolescents and their families. Mike has considerable experience consulting and providing DBT training across a range of formats and settings. He lives in Auckland.