Christine Cho, PsyD is our 2021-2022 Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow. Dr. Cho provides individual, family, and couples therapies to strengthen parent-child relationships, and improve family communication and functioning. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, mood disorders, trauma and loss, borderline personality disorder, and emotion dysregulation. She has extensive training in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults and adolescents (DBT-A); Parent Management Training (PMT) for behavioral problems; Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP) for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and DBT – Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Cho has presented at national conferences on the topics of childhood trauma, impact of parenting practices on youth anxiety and depression, and dissemination of evidence-based treatments in school and community contexts. She has also co-authored a book chapter on transdiagnostic treatment approaches for children and adolescents.
Dr. Cho obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Clinical Child, Adolescent, Family, and Pediatric Concentration from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in the Child and Adolescent Concentration at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. As a pre-doctoral intern, she provided individual, group, and family therapies for youth and families through the Anxiety and Mood Program (AMP) and Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (A-DBT) Program at the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Division (COPD), couples therapy through the Supporting Healthy Relationships (SHR) program, and psychosocial evaluations and short-term CBT for pediatric and adult patients through the Transplant Surgery Program. Dr. Cho also received pre-doctoral training at an acute-care psychiatric inpatient unit for adolescents at Bellevue Hospital Center, school-based mental health services program at Highland Park Community Teen Center in New Jersey, Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Clinic and Safe Place Treatment and Support Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for child physical and sexual abuse, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic at Rutgers University (DBT-RU) for suicidal/self-injuring adolescents and adults with borderline personality disorder, Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic (YAD-C) at Rutgers University, and Psychological Services Clinic at Rutgers University for neuropsychological testing.
Dr. Cho is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53), Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12), New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She also has a strong interest in diversity and multicultural issues. She has partnered with various community and faith organizations to increase mental health education and referrals for sexual/gender and racial/ethnic minority youth, in addition to implementing group therapies for youth seeking to navigate differences in parent-child acculturation and cope with racial discrimination and stress.
Dr. Cho is highly collaborative and passionate about working to empower families to achieve meaningful change. She believes that therapy can be enjoyable, and strives to incorporate creativity and fun into her work. In her free time, Dr. Cho enjoys hiking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.