CBT Worksheets: CBT worksheets for CBT therapists
This PDF book contains CBT worksheets for CBT therapists in training. Included are formulation worksheets, generic CBT cycle worksheets, thought records, thought challenging sheets, and several other useful photocopyable CBT worksheets and CBT handouts all in one book.
CBT Worksheets is designed for CBT therapists in training and for CBT therapists who would like a readily accessible portfolio of worksheets. You are welcome to photocopy the CBT worksheets in this book and to hand them out to your clients. We have included a range of exercises and diaries so that you can choose the CBT worksheets that you think are most relevant for specific problems that you are working with. In many cases we have included explanations of exercises and examples of completed worksheets. We have also included a range of handouts that you can offer clients before or after your CBT sessions. With this PDF you can make clean prints of worksheets in this book for your clients.
File size: 12 MB
Page size: 21 cm x 29.7 cm
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Chapter 1 – Snippet
The best CBT interventions are based on good information collection. Information can be collected during the time of an assessment or as therapy progresses. Additional valuable information can also be collected through the use of diaries. Diaries can be thought of as an inconvenience by clients completing CBT, and in practice it can be quite difficult to encourage people to fill them in on a regular basis. It is therefore important to educate clients about the importance of diary completion before handing out diaries to them.
Selling points for CBT diary use
Luckily there are some good selling points that you can use to encourage diary completion. Diaries have multiple uses. They can assist individuals to a) observe themselves in a non-judgemental way and b) bring problems to therapy that they might otherwise forget to mention. Diaries also discourage the practice of ‘screening out’ or ‘filtering out’ relevant information through processes such as cognitive dissonance and selective attention.
A further hidden benefit of diaries is that they assist the practice of self-observation. Self-observation in written form results in greater use of the pre-frontal cortex, which can become seriously compromised in people with mental health problems, (Frodl et al, 2008). Increased self-observation through the use of diaries also expands working memory capacity, which is beneficial to individuals who are experiencing executive difficulties as a result of anxiety and/or depression.
Included in this chapter
In this chapter we have included several types of diaries ranging from standard thought, feelings and behaviour diaries to diaries that include a visual outline of the human body. Visually based diaries can be helpful to people (both adults and children) who are not sure how to describe their symptoms or for people who want to draw where they notice their feelings the most.
In nearly all cases it is good practice to complete at least part of a diary with your client before you ask them to complete a diary as part of their homework.’