Dmitry Pushkarev, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief of Training and provides therapy at MHC Clinic in Moscow, Russia, a private practice which he co-founded and established as the first comprehensive DBT program in the country. He is the leader of the DBT section of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapists in Russia (EABCT). Since 2017, he also serves as an Ambassador of the Linehan Institute in his country and is a Trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC.
Dr. Pushkarev completed his medical and psychiatric training at Sechenov University in Moscow and completed a post-doctoral residency where he received his training in cognitive behavioral therapy. In 2015, in response to the need for evidence-based treatment for suicidal behavior in his home country, he formed the first DBT Team in Russia and invited Behavioral Tech and the Linehan Institute to provide DBT Intensive Training™ to his and other teams. He and his colleagues have developed a DBT-Skills self-study program to help teams prepare for training and to disseminate DBT in Russia and throughout the post-Soviet states. He also leads a team of mentors consulting to DBT Teams who are completing DBT Intensive Training™ in the region.