Before talking about Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I want
to give a brief reminder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aka
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short term treatment that
provides skills on how to transform negative thoughts and
Traditionally, CBT is offered to people with an anxiety
disorder, depression and other mental health conditions.
There are a number ways to do this but the general format is
- Assess where you are right now.
- What is your view of yourself, your attitude about yourself and
how you function with those beliefs.
- Skills and tool building process to help you deal with your
symptoms and other blocks you experience.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a variation of CBT, the
goals are the same but there are some differences.
DBT was originally created as treatment for suicide
treatments, Borderline Personality Disorder, then eating disorders,
some types of addictions and is now used for PTSD and anxiety
It is actionable focus, meaning you actively apply the skills
and techniques as you learn them.
There is a connection with mindfulness. There is also a focus
on acceptance and finding ways to change what you can to improve
the quality of your life..
In this episode, a review of CBT and a brief dusting on the
concepts of DBT.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or
text “START” to 741-741.
ADAA video on What is DBT? You can view it on YouTube
or the ADAA website
From Humor That Works the 5 Daily Habits app
for both Android and iOS.
Simple app but gets the job done. Works on older devices and it is
a totally free app.
Everyday Health page on Cognitive Behavioral
Very Well Mind page on Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT-LBC.org is a website that has a listing of certified DBT
therapists in the US and Canada. The site also has an information page
about dialectical behavior
Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and
do not constitute endorsements.
Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with
questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health
This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational
purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a
substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical
advice, diagnosis, or treatment.