Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Hi everyone! This video is going
to be about cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral
therapy, or CBT, combines a therapy of behavior and
cognition. CBT is primarily used for emotional problems and
cognition problems and is generally short-term. It
tends to be a rather successful therapy. It allows one to
analyze their own thoughts and emotions, relate that to their
core beliefs and goals, and then behave in a way that is
appropriate. Someone may seek out CBT if they are having
emotional problems and/or behaving in a way that is
destructive for them. It has diverse usages and treatment
capabilities due to the fact that it allows one to analyze
themselves. The reason why it is short term, generally several
months, is because of the rewriting of habits and
conditions that have been programmed within the person.
It’s a way of changing your own thinking to better yourself,
which takes time. How CBT works is that someone will
analyze themselves and work on themselves. Let’s say you are
having an extremely difficult time regulating your emotions.
Something negative may have happened during the day, and it
completely consumes you, makes you think nothing will ever go
right, that you are not worthy of having good things in your
life. That sort of thinking. What happens with this type
of person is that they feel a strong emotion to the negative
thing that happened to them. They feel nothing will get
better since that is the frame of mind they are in at the
moment. Their mood and opinion of others can instantly change.
They may be happy and love the people around them, and then
instantly change when that negative memory comes to mind
or occurs. They then hate the people around them. In other
words, they do not know how they truly feel, but are rather
letting their current mood, which is negative, change how
they feel about the people and things around them. Their
thoughts and feelings completely bypass their core principles and
beliefs and how they truly feel since they may not know how to
get in touch with their own core values and beliefs. This is
where CBT comes into play. The person going through CBT would
learn to, number one, recognize triggers that are causing them
to feel the way they do. What is causing it? Sometimes it’s
not so obvious so it can be challenging for some
individuals, but there is always a reason. Next, the patient
would then learn to understand what they are feeling. To ask
themselves why they feel the way they do. If they are feeling
negative, what triggered it and why do they feel so negative
towards everyone and everything else. To ask themselves if it’s
realistic to project how they are feeling at the moment onto
others. If it’s realistic to spontaneously change their
views on something because of a situation they went through.
They would need to recognize that their emotions are valid,
but the intensity has clouded their true views. Which is the
final step, to get in touch with how they truly feel about the
situation, so they feel the appropriate emotions and
connection their core beliefs to their own thoughts and emotions,
and behave accordingly and appropriately. An example may be
a friend not returning a phone call or text message right away.
Perhaps someone thinks their friend hates them because they
didn’t get back to them right away or even the same day. CBT
would allow the person to work through that thinking and not
see it that way, but rather see it as their friend simply didn’t
have time that day due to a busy schedule. A lot of it is how
you view and interpret it. Or perhaps another example would be
someone who is hypersensitive to criticism where they think
the person giving positive criticism, that should be used
to learn and grow from, hates them or is attacking them.
The emotions are usually felt instantly and spontaneously
without much thought into the situation and what is really
going on. How we were raised certainly has an impact on our
development. You may not have necessarily been abused which
certainly can causes emotional and cognitive problems. But,
just feeling as though you had to make your parents proud
and be the best child could’ve caused you to see any sort of
failure, which there always is failure in life, as a threat and
see everything in your life as worthless and a failure, and
worst of all, seeing yourself as a failure. So, by analyzing
your behavior and seeing how it stemmed from those past thoughts
as well as learning that failure is a part of life, and that you
can learn from your mistakes to make better decisions and goals
in the future, will certainly help you overcome that way of
thinking and behave accordingly and appropriately to positively
better yourself and your life. Dialectical behavior therapy is
a specific form of CBT that is primarily used for those dealing
with borderline personality disorder, specifically
those with extreme mood swings, intense emotions, and black
and white thinking. It works by allowing the person to
learn to work through their own relationships with other people,
being mindful, building upon positive strengths, and
identifying emotions and thoughts and regulating and
rationalizing them. Since DBT is a specific form of CBT, they are
not really different, but rather DBT is more specific, and it’s
primarily used for those with borderline personality disorder. So in conclusion, cognitive
behavioral therapy combines a therapy of behavior and
cognition that allows one to analyze and understand their
thoughts and emotions and then behave in a way that is
appropriate to what they are feeling. It is best for those
that experience emotional and cognitive problems. Dialectical
behavior therapy is a specific form of CBT that is primarily
aimed at those with borderline personality disorder. I hope
this video was informative and helpful.
Thanks for watching!


  1. I love your voice, its so soothing 🙂 your videos are always so informative, youre running a great channel

  2. I kind of wish I had had CBT during college. I think I've reached a point where I've learned enough about myself and my anxiety that I don't need it anymore but it would have made the beginning of my journey a lot easier.

  3. I get cognitive for my ADHD, autism, bipolar and OCD. I had to go back on it because my conditions got worse 🙁

  4. Hello Autumn. This is very helpful. thanks once more. You are even more beautiful than you ever were before. Bye.

  5. I'm very glad you posted this since just last week my new therapist suggest we begin CBT with me. I wasn't very aware of what it was all about and this helped shine a bit of light on it.

  6. I have had cbt for both depression & generalised anxiety disorder, I would recommend it to anyone, thank you for doing this video

  7. Autumn, I'm curious to know what sources you're reading off of when doing these kinds of videos. Because to me it sounds like you're just pulling up something like wikipedia. Do you really feel like you're qualified to talk about CBT and DBT? If you're just speaking from your own experience with these therapies then that would be different, but you come at this in a lecture kind of way, and you could be misleading a lot of people if you're not using correct information. I felt like your information about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (which you pronounced wrong, btw) was a bit off and not comprehensive. Forgive me if I am coming off as rude.

  8. hi, can I ask you something off topic? is that, the first person that came on my mind was you so that's why I'm asking on the most recent video, the thing is that I've always struggled with DID since a child, but I never new what was that, so I thought to be crazy or maybe those voices and feelings were demon stuff and just very recently I found out that I have alters, but I don't suffer from the memory loss that most people do, I mean I'm kinda aware of what's going on, and now I have this feeling like I've hurt my alters so badly that now when I finally accepted it they got silent, and when they talk is just like an advice, and I don't know their names, or anything about them, they refuse to talk to me, but I never felt more complete in my entire life but I hate that they reject me that badly I'm really trying to get on track this year doing a lot of things that I learned with you like, meditation, self hypnosis, positive affirmations and stuff like that, I'm searching and really trying, like some people say that I should use a journals, and art, what should I do.
    about the switching, I can't do that, I feel when is happening and that's all…

  9. Thank you so much for this video!! I suffer from PTSD and my therapist recommended DBT for me. I had never heard of it before, but I feel like it's definitely going to help me find better coping mechanisms and behaviors that'll help with the repercussions from my PTSD (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cutting).

  10. my mum had CBT for her bipolar i think? i know she had it. she's really better off now, apart from the occasional bad day, which i guess just happens. but i never really understood it; I think i might be able to think differently of mum now….thanks, i guess.

  11. I just really don't see much benefit from talking to a therapist. a stranger. I think that it's no different than talking to a friends about your thoughts and problems.

  12. You're fucking amazing. You're more feminine than anybody I've met. Keep awesome, love your videos.

  13. 'Serious Question'
    WHY do you have an impediment with the 'F' phonetic?
    (Just on a metaphysical plane.)
    Maybe I should ask why does speach therapy and voice coaching work?
    Or when/ why does it not? REF; linguistics of the Tounge.
    Because I could never understand why do I have the accent I do?
    (I speak as if I have had a stroke a lot and mumble and don't think I ever had :'( my hearing is pitch perfect); I slurrr my 'S' phonetic a lot

  14. Yes this blog will be very helpful. …it's as if your talking about one of my friends that I am no longer friends with due to him self and nothing I say witch is all good things but he comes back like I am kicking or pushing him down and nothing I do seems to help pull him out of it….but yes thank you for your words of truth -:)

  15. Hi, don't take offence, but I've heard you say that you masturbated very much when you were younger. Everybody forms a mental picture that helps them climax. What was yours? Strange question I know BUT, it does warrant an interesting answer!
    Also, how can you stick to your very regimented daily schedule when your alters take over?

  16. Thanks for 401 Autumn : )
    My therapist is stating me on this like tomorrow lol
    So this was ironic and eased some of my fears ' )


  17. This really helped ! I TOTALLY need CBT I realized. I totally am controlled by my past pain and trauma. And YES – my emotions just spontaneously come to the surface from years ago.

  18. Gracias por tus videos! ahora entiendo mucho mejor muchas cosas que ocurren alrededor mío.
    (thanks for your videos! now i undestand much better things that happen to me (or something like that jaja))

  19. Just asking out of curiosity:
    You use a slightly higher voice in that video than usual, it seems kind of fake because it is not the normal tone. Did you do that on pupose or did it just happen? I mean it could be part of an alter I didn't recognise before or you didn't introduce.

    Just aking. Vid is great, btw. Me, as a self destruktive Borlderiner, may start wirth DBT. At least I think about it and some people, as my therapist (who does psychoanalitic) would recommend it, so this video was very interesting for me 🙂

  20. I've been seen a therapist for CBT (supposedly) for over a year now, and I don't think my thoughts have changed at all.

  21. A very good summary and you articulated the definitions and meaning of CBT very well. Maybe you should consider a vocation as a psychotherapist therapist. I think you would help a lot of people , and maybe you would find it rewarding.

  22. This has been so helpful for me figuring out the difference thank you! I do have a odd question, what kind of lipstick do you use? I absolutely love that color, and during the whole video I just kept thinking what a perfect color it is. Please let me in on the secret of this great looking lip color!

  23. Thanks for explaining in an easy to understand way. I’m only at the bachelor’s level of my educational career towards clinical counseling, so this was good to listen to on a day where I am writing papers on the topics you’re discussing!👌

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