Cognitive restructuring

Cognitive restructuring refers to any methods which help people to think differently about a situation/event/thought/belief. Really, this could apply to anything done in (or outside of) a therapy session. Typical approaches to promote cognitive restructuring in therapy include:


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: REBT Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet

Dysfunctional Thought Record

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An REBT tool. Similar to a CBT thought record, but specifies the cognitive distortion instead of judging evidence for and against the thought
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Health Anxiety Thought Record

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Thought record specific to health anxiety concerns
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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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Pie Chart

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Includes descriptions of how pie charts can be used to modify beliefs around inflated responsibility, and for maladaptive beliefs in health anxiety
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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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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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Thought Record

Simple Thought Record

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Simple illustrated three-column thought record
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Definition of cognitive restructuring PDF Download from commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org

Schema change processes in cognitive therapy PDF Download from padesky.com

Modification of core beliefs in cognitive therapy (book chapter) PDF Download from intechopen.com


 

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