Josh Smith DBT Institute of Michigan

Josh Smith,

Co- Owner, Therapist, and Trainer
Josh Smith, MSW, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan as well as a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician.  Upon getting his Master's Degree in Social Work in 2002, Josh became an outpatient therapist for Pines Behavioral Health in Coldwater, Michigan.  After leaving Pines, Josh went on to lead numerous DBT program development trainings in all levels of care (inpatient, partial/day programs, outpatient, residential and forensic) for both adolescents and adults. 

From 2005- 2012, he was a trainer in DBT for PESI, LLC.  During this time, he gave over 300 lectures on DBT all over the United States.  From 2012-2015, he contracted with the Department of Corrections in the State of Wisconsin to help train and develop successful DBT programs within multiple adult correctional facilities.  Josh is currently the trainer and consultant in DBT for:
    - Department of Community Mental Health in Michigan
    - Philhaven (multi-level care system in Pennsylvania)
    - Rivendell (inpatient psychiatric hospital in Kentucky)
    - Region V Systems (numerous treatment facilities across Nebraska)
    - University Behavioral Center (multi-level care facility in Florida)
    - St. John Providence (multi-level care facility in Michigan)

Josh is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Social Work and the Department of
Psychiatry at Michigan State University where he teaches DBT to MSW students as well as psychiatry residents.  He currently provides supervision to a number of clinicians in DBT from across the country in a variety of settings.  Josh obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University and received his 10-Day Intensive DBT Training by Behavioral Tech in 2004.  From 2012-2014, he received DBT supervision from international DBT expert and author Linda Dimeff, PhD.  He is currently only one of four people in Michigan to obtain Certification in DBT by the Linehan Board of Certifiers.