Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT looks at our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT therapists understand that by changing the way we think and act in the here-and-now, we can affect the way we feel. CBT also looks at people longitudinally: exploring the origin of beliefs, rules and assumptions which shape an individual's world-view. CBT can be model-driven for a range of disorders, but cases are also be formulated (conceptualized) individually.

Formulation worksheets

Core-Belief-Driven CBT Formulation Worksheet
Belief-Driven CBT Formulation

CBT Cross-Sectional Formulation Worksheet
Cross Sectional CBT Formulation

CBT Friendly Formulation Worksheet
Friendly Formulation

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Jacqueline Persons-Style Case Formulation

Judith Beck Formulation Worksheet
Judith Beck-Style Case Formulation

Longitudinal Formulation 1
Longitudinal Formulation

Longitudinal Formulation 2
Longitudinal Formulation 2

Schema Activation Formulation
Schema Activation Formulation

Vicious Flower Formulation
Vicious Flower Formulation

Cognitive restructuring

Behavioural Experiment
Behavioural Experiment Planning Worksheet

CBT Thought Record Worksheet
CBT Thought Record

Decatastrophising worksheet

Decatastrophising Worksheet

Modifying Rules And Assumptions
Modifying Rules And Assumptions

Positive Belief Record
Positive Belief Record

Simple Thought Record
Simple Thought Record

Theory A Theory B
Theory A / Theory B
Hypothesis A / Hypothesis B
Dual Model Strategy

What If...?
What If ... ? Worksheet

Information sheets & useful tools

CBT Core Belief Magnet Metaphor
Core Belief Magnet Metaphor

How Breathing Affects Feelings
How Breathing Affects Feelings

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Lapse And Relapse Management

Safety Behaviours
Safety Behaviours

Threat system
Threat System / Fight or Flight

Unhelpful Thinking Styles
Unhelpful Thinking Styles

What Is CBT?
What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

What Is Rumination?
What Is Rumination?

Self Practice Record Form (CBT Homework Worksheet)
Self-Practice Record Form (CBT Homework Worksheet)

Therapy Blueprint
Therapy Blueprint




Articles on CBT

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:


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