The Path ㅣOur History since 2003

We, the Tree Group, as a dedicated team of professional clinicians, constantly ask ourselves: how do we best alleviate people’s psychological suffering? We continue to investigate evidence-based treatment with world-renowned psychologists to reduce their suffering and to guide them to find true happiness.

Dr. Yong Cho
Dr. Yong Cho initiated DBT Individual Sessions and Skill Training Groups at the Zucker-Hillside Hospital for Korean immigrants in New York. 

The New York Times featured Dr. Cho for opening an Asian-American clinic at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, New York


‘The Psychological Clinic in Seoul’ was founded 

Evidence-based psychological services for Korean and bilingual clients were provided


Clinical treatments and comprehensive psycho-educational assessments of language disorders for English-speaking or bilingual children and adolescents were provided 


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


‘The Tree Psychological Clinic’ started collaborating with English-speaking international schools and related organizations abroad 

Projects and research on behavioral disorders and forensic psychology were conducted.


‘The Tree Group’ was founded in Seoul and in New York.

Dr. Edna, a psychologist renowned as an expert in treating anxiety and PTSD, was invited to hold a workshop on Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) 


A non-for-profit Open Clinic for crime victims and Life and Human Rights Movement Headquarters were established.

Research projects and education on preventing suicides and crimes were conducte.


‘DBT Center of Korea’ was founded within the umbrella of the Tree Group and became the first affiliated organization in Asia with the ‘DBT Center of Seattle-Headquarter' approved by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT.


A EBTCS team of Dr. DuBose and Dr.Sayrs provided a 3-year supervision for the ‘DBT Center of Korea’ on how to facilitate and implement the DBT program and system.


The team of ‘DBT Center of Korea’ completed DBT Intensive Workshop in Seattle.


Dr. Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT and a renowned psychologist for treating Borderline Personality Disorder, was invited to hold a DBT workshop in Korea on treating Borderline Personality Disorder 


A ‘Meeting of Mind’ conference was held as a collaborative work of the ‘DBT Center of Korea’ and the ‘DBT Center of Seattle’ 


‘The Tree Group Press’ was founded within the umbrella of the Tree Group. Professional psychology books and related texts for public were published.

'Active Learning Center’ was founded within the umbrella of the Tree Group. Intensive psycho-educational programs integrated with clinical treatment were provided for bilingual children and adolescents.
'Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Manual for Professionals’ and ‘Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Workbook’ were translated into Korean and published.
‘The Tree Group’ was incorporated.
‘The Tree Group’ relocated from Gangnam to Songpa.

‘Today’s Mindfulness Deck’, 'DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, 2nd edition,' 'DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents' were published.

'DBT Skills Training Manual for Professionals, 2nd edition' was published.