cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) worksheets for depression

Activity Planning
Activity Planning

Activity Selection
Activity Selection

Behavioural Experiment
Behavioural Experiment Planning Worksheet

CBT Daily Activity Diary
CBT Daily Activity Diary

CBT Thought Record Worksheet
CBT Thought Record

Daily Monitoring Form
Daily Monitoring Form

Daily Record of Dysfunctional Thoughts
Daily Record of Dysfunctional Thoughts

Rumination Diary Worksheet
Rumination Diary

Simple Thought Record
Simple Thought Record

Task Planning And Achievement Record
Task Planning And Achievement Record

Thoughts and depression
Thoughts and Depression

TRAP & TRAC Worksheet
TRAP & TRAC Worksheet

Unhelpful Thinking Styles
Unhelpful Thinking Styles

What Is Rumination?
What Is Rumination?

worksheets for depression materials are designed to be usable by clients with minimal or no intervention from a therapist. Additional information is available on the website.

CBT Self-Help For Depression
Self-Help For Depression

Self-Help For Activity Selection
Activity Selection

Self-Help For Activity Planning
Activity Planning

Simple Thought Record
Simple Thought Record

Self-Help For Task Planning And Achievement
Task Planning And Achievement Record

Thought Challenging Record
Thought Challenging Record

Unhelpful Thinking Styles / Cognitive Biases
Unhelpful Thinking Styles

Self-Help For Values Identification

Assessment / Evaluation



Behavioural activation (BA & BATD)


Other materials

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is an Australian mental health organisation that conducts research, provides training and supervision, and offers a clinical service. They have made some really useful resources for treating depression.

The South London and Maudsley (SLAM) IAPT service have also developed a useful series of booklets detailing their behavioural activation for depression programme.


Information sheets

  1. What is Depression
  2. What Causes Depression
  3. Psychotherapy for Depression
  4. Vicious Cycle of Depression
  5. Behavioural Activation
  6. Fun Activities Catalogue
  7. Improving How You Feel
  8. Thinking and Feeling
  9. Analysing Your Thinking
  10. Changing Your Thinking
  11. Unhelpful Thinking Styles
  12. What Are Core Beliefs?
  13. Problem Solving
  14. Staying Healthy
  15. Grief and Bereavement


  1. Symptoms of Depression
  2. Behavioural Activation
  3. Weekly Activity Schedule
  4. Weekly Goals Record
  5. Making the Connection
  6. Thought Diary 1
  7. Thought Diary 2
  8. Thought Diary 3
  9. Thought Diary
  10. Core Beliefs Worksheet
  11. Healthy Me
  12. Goal setting (End of therapy)

Self-help Programme

  1. Overview of depression
  2. Behavioural strategies for managing depression
  3. The thinking-feeling connection
  4. The ABC analysis
  5. Unhelpful thinking styles
  6. Detective work and disputation
  7. The end result
  8. Core beliefs
  9. Self management

Behavioural Activation for Depression


  1. Introduction to BA for depression
  2. Monitoring activity and mood
  3. Roadmap: The activation plan
  4. Finding direction: values,flow, and strengths
  5. Avoidance and the depression TRAPs
  6. Problem solving
  7. Thinking habits
  8. Next steps


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