Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

CBT looks at our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT therapists understand that by changing the way we think and act, we can affect the way we feel.


Formulation worksheets

Click to download: Core-Belief-Driven CBT Formulation Worksheet 

Belief-Driven CBT Formulation

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Core-belief driven cross-sectional cognitive behavioural formulation. Illustrates the role of beliefs in the interpretation of a situation
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Click to download: CBT Cross-Sectional Formulation Worksheet 

Cross Sectional CBT Formulation

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Cross-sectional 'Hot Cross Bun' cognitive behavioural formulation
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Click to download: CBT Friendly Formulation Worksheet

Friendly Formulation

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Simple 5 p's case formulation presented as a question: "How did 'the problem' develop?"
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Jacqueline Persons-Style Case Formulation

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Case formulation diagram adapted from Jacqueline Persons' approach
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Judith Beck-Style Case Formulation

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Case formulation diagram adapted from Judith Beck's approach
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Longitudinal Formulation

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Longitudinal CBT case formulation (5 p's) with cross-sectional component (thoughts, feelings, behaviours, physical sensations)
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Longitudinal Formulation

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Longitudinal CBT case formulation with cross-sectional component (thoughts, feelings, body sensations, responses)
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Schema Activation Formulation 

Schema Activation Formulation

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Schema-driven formulation with additional worksheet explaining the formation and role of schemas
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Vicious Flower Formulation

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Deceptively simple formulation encouraging a focus on maintenance cycles
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Cognitive restructuring

Click to download: Behavioural Experiment

Behavioural Experiment Planning Worksheet

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Form for planning and evaluating CBT behavioural experiments
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Click to download: CBT Thought Record Worksheet

CBT Thought Record

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Record the situation, emotion and thought, then examine the evidence for and against the thought
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Click to download: Decatastrophising

Decatastrophising Worksheet

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Worksheet for identifying and challenging catastrophic thinking and 'what if...?' statements
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Modifying Rules And Assumptions

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Explore the origins, advantages, and disadvantages of a rule or assumption and make adjustments
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Positive Belief Record

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A worksheet for recording evidence that supports a positive belief about the self. Useful for core belief / schema change
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Thought Record

Simple Thought Record

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Simple illustrated three-column thought record
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Theory A / Theory B
Hypothesis A / Hypothesis B
Dual Model Strategy

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A method for reframing a problem as a result of belief or worry, rather than as a result of a situation/fact. Includes 2 different versions of the worksheet, and two worked examples illustrating how to use it
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Click to download: CBT Behavioural Experiment Worksheet

What If ... ? Worksheet

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Worksheet for identifying and challenging "what if ... ?" (threat/danger identification) cognitions
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Information sheets

Click to download: CBT Core Belief Magnet Metaphor

Core Belief Magnet Metaphor

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Metaphor to explain core beliefs using magnets
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Click to download: CBT Behavioural Experiment Worksheet

How Breathing Affects Feelings

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Description of the causes and consequences of hyperventilation, and a calm diaphragmatic breathing exercise
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Safety Behaviours

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Short explanation about safety behaviours
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Threat System / Fight or Flight

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Graphical explanation of how the fight or flight system readies the body for action
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Unhelpful Thinking Styles

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Worksheet detailing 10 common unhelpful thinking styles / cognitive distortions
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Click to download: What Is CBT?

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

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Simple & helpful one-page explanation of CBT
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Click to download: What Is Rumination?

What Is Rumination?

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Information worksheet about worksheet, and detailing helpful (process-mode) and unhelpful (evaluative-mode) forms
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Useful tools

Click to download: Self Practice Record Form (CBT Homework Worksheet)

Self-Practice Record Form (CBT Homework Worksheet)

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Form for recording details of homework tasks and how they are experienced during self practice
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Click to download: Therapy Blueprint

Therapy Blueprint

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End of therapy worksheet useful for relapse prevention and reinforcement of therapy gains
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Assessment

Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) PDF Download file from CNSforum.com (0.1MB) Download from Servier.com

Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) PDF Download file from CNSforum.com (0.1MB) 

Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (Social Anxiety) DOC Download from Duke.edu 

Formulation

Cognitive behavioural case formulation - chapter by Persons & Tompkins PDF Download from comhem.se

Developing a cognitive formulation - by Dr Michael Free PDF Download from drmichaelfree.wordpress.com

Virtuous flower positive formulation PDF Download from GetSelfHelp.co.uk 

Intervention

Court-case style thought challenge sheet PDF Download from GetSelfHelp.co.uk

Structured problem solving worksheet PDF Download from UNSW

Pleasure and mastery worksheet PDF Download from UNSW 

Articles on CBT

A therapists' guide to brief cognitive behavioural therapy by Cully & Teten PDF Download from mirecc.va.gov

Cognitive and behavioural therapies (chapter) PDF Download from researchgate.net (click on 'view' then 'download')

 

There are a series of articles by Chris Williams and Anne Garland about their '5 areas approach' to CBT. This a branded form of CBT which aims to simplify some of the terminology to make it more accessible. It links in with the 'Living life to the full' resources. Some of the materials are available for free:

A cognitive behavioural assessment model for use in everyday clinical practice PDF Download from rcpsych.org

Overcoming reduced activity and avoidance - a five areas approach PDF Download from rcpsych.org

Identifying and challenging negative thinking PDF Download from rcpsych.org

Using the five areas cognitive-behavioural therapy model with psychiatric patients PDF Download from rcpsych.org

General CBT resources

The 'Clinical Corner' of Padesky.com has a number of papers & interviews concerning CBT principles

Glasgow STEPS primary care mental health team in Scotland has an excellent site full of self-help resources. Includes CBT resources for phobias, anger, bereavement, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.

LivingLifeToTheFull.com is a free online CBT course for clients


 

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