DBT Class for Young Adults

'Who am I?'
By 이승하 Seungha Lee, MSc

Young adults in the 21st century are challenged with over-flowing information and numerous choices.


‘What would my future look like? What do I want?’


‘Who am I?


24-hour online communication, with rapid changes in our society can be overwhelming.

To cope with emotional stress and instability that we experience, and to live as the ‘authentic self,’


WHAT skills do we need?


Join us on our ‘journey to find ourselves’ with DBT Class for Young Adults, for late teens through early twenties, high school and college students!


This DBT Class for Young Adults is consisted of 4 modules:

MindfulnessDistress ToleranceEmotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.


Your class begins at 2pm every Saturday with a class leader who will assist you to experience various skills and apply each skill to your everyday life,


Our hope is to set a stepping stone for your journey to a mindful life!


***Due to CoronaVirus19, this DBT class has been postponed to April, 2020.***


For more information, please contact TheTreeGroup/DBT Center of Korea at 02-557-8823.

2018 “DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition” was published.

“By using DBT Manuals that has a scientific dedication of
Dr. Marsha Linehan’s dialectical minds and Buddhist fulfillment,
We wish to save many individuals who are suffering with emotion regulation in the world.”

In 2018, “DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition” was published, producing two of Dr. Marsha Linehan’s manuals. 


Dr. Marsha Linehan’s DBT Skills Training Manual 2nd Edition was planned to be published since 2000. After the first edition was published in 1993, having a 2nd edition was the outcome of dedicated clinical efforts. It is our honor to publish Dr. Marsha Linehan’s DBT manuals that contain her life work of clinical research and insights. 


Dr. Yong Cho knew Dr. Linehan and her team’s dedication and efforts to the manuals, which allowed him to translate each worksheet and clinical terminologies, to apply them to clients in clinical settings and to observe their therapeutic progress. We wish to save many individuals who are suffering with emotion regulation in the world.


2017 “Today’s Mindfulness Cards” was created.

“50 Mindfulness skills to collect our minds
Today’s Mindfulness
Start our day with Mindfulness cards”

<Today’s Mindfulness> Anyone, anytime, anywhere


<Today’s Mindfulness> was created for anyone to enjoy mindfulness in daily life. It aims to free ourselves from worries and endless thoughts by focusing on the simple cards to be mindful with anyone, at anytime and anywhere, unlike difficult religious books or lectures. 


We often see that Western individuals who are more familiar with scientific approach to mindfulness get deeper enlightenment. Enlightenment comes from a moment, not always from a zen meditation.


Korean people who have experienced meditation or Buddhism or Christians who have unresolved difficulties in their minds will experience mindfulness and peacefulness with the use of “Today’s Mindfulness” cards.  


2017 “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Workbook 2nd Edition” was published

“Since 2013, translators and the members of the Tree Group Press put in all their heart and soul
to translate the book and published it after five years of time.”

In 2017, “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Workbook 2nd Edition” was published. Since 2013, the translator and the members of the Tree Group Press worked their best to publish and to produce a successful outcome. 


The team could achieve the outcome with the hope that the book could provide a new hope to Koreans with emotional difficulties and suffering. We express our gratitude to the author, Dr. Marsha Linehan for giving us this opportunity. 


2017 “DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents” was published

“A manual for emotional dysregulation and borderline personality disorder
“DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents” was published.”

In 2017, “DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents” was published. Dr. Jill Rathus is a renowned professional who published countless research papers regarding DBT, CBT, adolescents suicide, marriage difficulties, violence in couples, anxiety and psychological evaluations. Dr. Allec Miller is a DBT expert who trains thousands of trainee clinical psychologists and he researched DBT, adolescents, child abuse and borderline personality disorder. 


Although DBT was being applied to adolescents due to a growing interest in adolescents’ behavioral problems, Dr. Jill Rathus and Dr. Allec Miller were disheartened that the treatment did not consider the psychological factors specific to adolescents. This became their motivation to develop and to publish “DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents”, which recognizes adolescents’ emotional and cognitive development and its difference to adults.


DBT for adolescents has brought therapeutic effects to adolescents with emotional dysregulation, borderline personality disorder and behavioral problems, but also to typical adolescents. The effectiveness of the treatment was proved by various research papers and clinical institutions from all around the world, which suggests that the strategies and skills in this book would be a useful tool for DBT Skills Trainer who has adolescent clients. 


2016 A Psychotherapy Novel “The Seven Room” was published

"A psychotherapy novel based on true stories, "the Seven Room" was published."

In 2016, the Tree Group Press published a psychotherapy novel called “the Seven room”. The U.S. licensed psychologist Dr. Cho, a psychotherapist Songhee Chae and an author Eunyoung Choi published it together. The novel adapted the true stories of clients who visited the Tree Group, and as you open the seven doors to the seven rooms of different stories, you will start to notice similarities between the characters and yourself. You follow the path to each room and empathize as if each story is related to you. 


Once the book was published, many adolescents, parents and adults gained a new understanding of psychotherapy, and readers realized that others have similar difficulties to themselves after reading the novel, which led them to gain more courage in taking steps forward.


“‘The Seven Room’ was nominated as “the Best Educative Book” by ‘Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea’.


2003 ‘DBT Skill Training Manual for Borderline Personality Disorder’ by Dr. Linehan was translated into Korean and published 

"Dr. Cho started DBT for Korean immigrants in New York since 2000.
He translated each worksheet in ‘DBT Skills Training Workbook’ written by Dr. Marsha Linehan and
conducted DBT skills training group sessions for clients."
DBT Client

Dr. Cho started DBT for Korean immigrants in New York since 2000. He translated each worksheet in ‘DBT Skills Training Workbook’ written by Dr. Marsha Linehan and conducted DBT skills training group sessions for clients.


When he came back to Korea in 2003, he translated ‘DBT Skills Training Manual’ and published in 2007 through a Korean publisher. 


It was important to ensure that the translated terminologies were applicable with clinical significance for the clients in Korea. Once the clients were treated and showed improvements in symptoms using the translated manual, the final draft of the publication was completed.


Dr. Marsha Linehan was the bestseller author in the US and her books were used by more than 20 million professionals. She gave her congratulations for the publication of her book in Korea. 


“I was impressed with Dr. Cho’s energy and effort in embracing the DBT, and I’m very glad that he did so. Many people simply want to apply the skills in DBT to their situations straight away. It is uncommon for people to truly master the treatment. It is critical that clinicians learn and use the evidence-based psychotherapy according to its manual.


I could not imagine that the two DBT manuals would be published in countries other than the US and the UK. In particular, I did not think that it would be published in Korea. From now on, individuals with complex psychological disorders and borderline personality disorder would be treated with DBT, which would not have been possible if the translated books were not published.”


Marsha M. Linehan