Story of Dr. Cho

Dr. Cho, his pursuit of science& mindful serving

School of Life – Spring Term Registration

Spring Term: 03.14 (Tue)

We are excited to start the Spring Term,
during which the individualized psycho-educational strategies
will help many children to overcome their difficulties
and start learning with a great joy

DBT Day RetreatㅣSpring of Musangsa

Sunday 9th April 2023 (10am – 4pm)

Day Retreat based on a precious relationship of our lives,
it is time for us to cleanse our mind.
This upcoming Spring, join us to experience freedom at Musangsa, during which we will realize that every moment is a new beginning.

DBT Experiential Class for Professionalsㅣ청소년 가족 DBT Class

전문가를 위한 DBT Experiential Class 봄학기ㅣ청소년 가족 DBT 스킬 & 마인드풀니스 클래스

2023/3/8 ~ 2023/5/10

(매주 수요일 오후 6-8시)

DBT Experiential Class 는 2008년 마샤 리네한 박사의 방한 이후, 한국 전문가들이 DBT의 실제를 직접 체험할 수 있는 것이 좋겠다는 제안에 따라 조용범 박사가 구성한 특별한 클래스입니다.

DBT 스킬훈련 클래스를 통해 참여자들은 DBT의 진수를 이해하고 DBT를 통해 삶이 어떻게 변화하게 되는지를 경험할 수 있습니다.

DBT KOREAㅣEducational Philosophy

2006년 시애틀에서 마샤 리네한 박사는
저에게 왜 DBT 치료와 교육을 한국에서 시작하려고 하는지
굳고 진지한 표정으로 물으셨습니다.
저의 진심을 직면시키는 선사의 엄중한 질문이었습니다.

지금도 그 분의 마음을 꿰뚫는 눈빛과 질문은,
제 마음을 마인드풀하고 투명하게 합니다.

한국에서도 미국과 같은 높은 수준의 DBT 치료를 통해 고통속에 있는 분들에게 새로운 삶의 희망을 주는 것. 그리고 이를 위해 인간애와 진정성을 겸비한 윤리적 DBT 치료전문가를 양성하는 것.

이 두가지 마음의 소원을 말씀드렸습니다. 투명하고 마인드풀한 마음에 대한 응답으로, 리네한 박사는 서울에 직접 방문하여 DBT Korea의 미션을 지원하고 한국의 전문가들을 교육하게 됩니다.

조용범 박사ㅣDBT 센터 한국본부 대표 심리학자

photo of woman s face in the mirror

거울을 보며 나를 온전히 받아들이기

나의 모습을 온전히 받아들이는 마인드풀니스.

내 모습을 바라볼 때 느껴지는 감정을 숨기거나 피하려는 감정이 있는지 관찰해 봅니다.
그리고 거울에 비춰진 얼굴을 있는 그대로 수용한다고 내 마음 속으로 서약합니다.

DBT Day RetreatㅣReflection of Autumn @Seoul

December 11th, Sunday (10am – 4pm)

Hope you participate this precious, once in our life time, Day Retreat with Daebong Sunim that would guide us to reflect ourselves and pursue the path of enlightenment.

Center for International Psychological ServicesㅣPhilosophy

“For the past decades, I have encountered people who experienced suffering.

Children and teenagers, women, and men, the rich and the poor, the young and the aged, blue-collared and white-collared, Christians, Buddhists and Muslims….

They taught me one very precious lesson; that is, as human beings, everyone suffers from their own limitations and that I am not an exception.

This lesson has become the foundation of the Tree Group’s psychological services,

and we believe that it is our calling to help people relieved from their pain and suffering with advanced psychological knowledge and treatment.”

Yong Cho, Ph.D.ㅣChief Psychologist, the Tree Group​

School of LifeㅣActive Learning CenterㅣPhilosophy

A seed,
waiting for the spring
embracing Colors of Lights

flowers aglow,
into a tree
it blossomed

season of LIFE
season of Truth
season of Liberation

We hear the sound of children
with unsung exuberance
and hidden happiness

Yong Cho, Ph.D.ㅣChief Psychologist, the Tree Group

DBT Center of KoreaㅣPhilosophy

We all are suffering from our innate limitation as human beings.

The only people who are able to confront this inescapable fact and lessen our pain and suffering is ourselves.

Only we could balance our minds.

DBT is the truthful psychotherapy that helps us balance our minds even within the storm of pain and suffering.

Yong Cho, Ph.D.ㅣChief Psychologist, the Tree Group​ / DBT Center of Korea

Seungha Lee, MSc Psychotherapist

“The moment I see the children that I am serving grow and overcome their difficulties; that is the moment that I feel grateful and happy.”

Yong Cho, Ph.D.ㅣThe Tree Group / DBT Center of Korea Chief Psychologist

Dr. Cho, the path he walk, is the path for pain and suffering; the DBT and Marsha Linehan’s philosophy, he believed, are the non-detachable companion of his walk to save people from their suffering.

Dr. Cho has always been open-minded. DBT Center of Korea welcome anyone who approaches us with mindful and scientific state of mind.

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Seoul, Republic of Korea


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SAT : 9:00 AM-6:00 PM KST
MON: Closed


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