Developer & Experts​

DBT Developer & Experts

DBT Developer

Dr. Linehan is a professor at the University of Washington and Director of Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics. She is an internationally renowned authority on borderline personality disorder and one of the leading experts in the areas of treating severely disordered and multi-diagnostic populations.

She also developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treating a population previously thought to be untreatable; borderline personality disorder.

DBT has been proven effective for treating people who have abrupt changes in emotions, eating disorders, impulsivity, self-destructive tendencies, and suicidal behaviors.

DBT was celebrated by TIME in the book 100 New Scientific Discoveries. In 2016, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies honored Dr. Linehan with a Career/Lifetime Achievement award.

DBT Center of Korea and the Head Psychologist

As a multidisciplinary team of professionals in the fields of psychology, psychiatry,  nursing, social work, and counseling, we cherish individual human life with dedication and passion.

We have all completed rigorous intensive DBT team training in Seattle and are committed to the professional ethical standards of the American Psychological Association to maintain the utmost qualification to protect human life.

Yong Cho, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Cho is the CEO of the Tree Group and a founder of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of Korea. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. He graduated from the University of Utah and received his clinical training at Beth Israel Medical Center and trained extensively in a DBT program at The Zucker Hillside Hospital/North Shore Long Island Health System. He established the Tree Group in 2003 to provide humane and evidence-based psychological services in Korea.

With dedicated support from distinguished psychologists in the U.S., the Tree Group accomplishes its mission of relieving the suffering of its clients and of educating/training future clinicians with true compassion. His expertise in the field of cultural psychology and transcultural mental health was noted in the New York Times (2003) and he has been providing ethical services to culturally diverse clients.

His professional specialties allow him to reach out to the victims of human rights violations and sexual assault at the Open Clinic for Human Rights Victims, a non-profit organization.

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