DBT Sr. Consultant: Michael Hollander, PhD

Dr. Michael Hollander

    Dr. Hollander has been treating adolescents and their families for almost thirty years and has developed an expertise in individual and group therapies, especially the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with teenagers. He has a strong interest in understanding and treating adolescents who engage in self-injurious behavior and is the author of the new book, "Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury". Dr. Hollander is one of forty-eight national Trainers for Behavioral Tech in Seattle, Washington and travels the country teaching DBT to clinicians. He also does numerous workshops for teachers and parents on dealing effectively with adolescents.

    Dr. Hollander received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University in 1979. He completed a two year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Psychology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1981 at which time he joined the staff at McLean. Dr. Hollander has held several positions, including staff psychologist at the Adolescent Day Service and the Adolescent and Family Treatment Unit, and Director of the Adolescent Acute Residential and Partial Program (ART) where he is currently a Senior Consultant. In addition to his McLean appointment Dr. Hollander is on the teaching faculty in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of the Harvard Medical School. He was recently the Director of Adolescent Services at Two Brattle Center in Cambridge, MA and a Psychological Consultant to the Germaine Lawrence School in Arlington, MA. He is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the combined Mass General/McLean Hospital Child Psychiatry Residency Program.

    In his role on the Intensive Adolescent DBT unit, Dr. Hollander will provide several key services. He will teach DBT skills to parents in the Parent Group, run the Consultation Team for staff, and meet with patients and their parents for individual consultations.