Michael Hollander, PhD

Michael Hollander, PhD

DBT Therapist

Dr. Hollander is Co-Director of Boston Child Study Center in Maine and a DBT Clinician in BCSC-LA, where he provides expert supervision and training to BCSC’s DBT program as well as clinical consultation to patients and families. He is a nationally recognized expert on the causation and treatment of self-injury, and lectures throughout the U.S. on the subject. He has been treating adolescents and their families for over 40 years and in addition to his role at BCSC – Maine, has held numerous positions of clinical leadership at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Hollander is co-founder of McLean’s exceptional 3East DBT program, where he provides supervision to staff and is a senior consultant working with families and patients.

A grateful family established the Michael Hollander, PhD, Endowed Director Fundat McLean in 2020, and Dr. Hollander was the first recipient as Director of Training and Consultations. He is the author of Helping Teens Who Cut, Using DBT to End Self Injury, which won the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2008 and is in its second edition.

Dr. Hollander is on the faculty of the McLean/Massachusetts General Hospital Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program, as Assistant Professor (Part-Time), and was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1998. Dr. Hollander was a supervisor in the Behavioral and Research Training Clinic at the University of Washington. In 2004 he became a trainer for Behavioral Tech, the training arm of the Linehan Institute, and travels nationally and internationally to train clinicians in DBT.

Dr. Hollander has a commitment to training clinicians in evidenced-based treatments and values his continued involvement in clinical care.