"Freud meets Buddha: Therapy adapts to immigrants' need"
Dr. Yong Cho opened the Asian-American Family Clinic at the Zucker Hillside Hospital/Long Island Medical Center in New York and launched a specialized treatment program for Korean and Asian immigrants.
Dr. Cho studied Behavioral Therapy for symptoms of depression and anger through research on these immigrants’ cultural adaptation and psychological hurdles, and provided Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based on mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
He emphasized that patients and clients in Asia are in a unfriendly environment to receive therapeutic services due to a shallow understanding of psychosis that is different from what the Western culture understands it, and suggested where professional clinical treatment services should focus on based on his deep sympathy for this population.
His treatment services for people from various cultures were highlighted in the New York Times in 2003 as well as local media.