DBT Institue of Korea l Mission

In 2006, Dr. Marsha Linehan in Seattle asked me
with a firm and serious expression
why I wanted to start DBT and education in Korea.

It was a solemn question that confronted the sincerity within me.

Even now, that penetrating gaze and question from her
continue to keep my mind mindful and transparent.

In Korea, providing people in pain with new hope for life through high-quality DBT, similar to that in the United States.

And in order to do this, nurturing ethical DBT experts equipped with compassion and authenticity.

I conveyed these two heartfelt wishes.
In response to the transparent and mindful intention,
Dr. Linehan visited Seoul in person to support
the mission of DBT KOREA and to educate professionals in Korea.

Subsequently, with the support of the expert team in Seattle and Dr. Linehan’s visit to Seoul,
manual translation work for DBT KOREA, DBT classes for experts, and necessary tasks in Korea such as DBT for Koreans and English-speaking clients have been quietly carried out.

The DBT Institute of Korea and I share the philosophy and mission of Dr. Marsha Linehan,
and we are always open to professionals
who want to dedicate themselves to opening their hearts to reduce human suffering and pain.

Dr. Yong Cho | CEO of the DBT Institute of Korea