for Korean immigrants at the Zucker-Hillside Hospital in New York."
In 2001, in addition to culturally and linguistically sensitive psychotherapy services for Korean immigrants and their children, Dr. Cho started DBT individual sessions and skill group sessions for Korean immigrants at the Zucker-Hillside Hospital in New York. His efforts to relieve the emotional suffering of Korean immigrants and their children drew the media’s attention, including New York Times.
Some of his clients reported having Hwa-byung, a symptom that only appears in Korean culture. Dr. Cho successfully treated the symptom using DBT and culturally/linguistically sensitive psychotherapeutic approach. Back then, Dr. Cho translated each worksheet in Dr. Linehan’s DBT Skills Training Manual for Korean clients and conducted DBT skills training group sessions.
7 years later, he published DBT Skills Training Manual in Korea, which continuously give professionals and clients opportunities to gain more insights from DBT.