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Therapy worksheets related to CBT for Adolescents

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Core Beliefs
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Core Beliefs worksheet
Each of our clients has had unique experiences that shape who they are. Cognitive behavioral therapists posit that from these life experiences, people develop core beliefs. Core beliefs are the thoughts a person has that determine how they interpret their experiences. For example, if someone has the core belief that "The world is a bad place", they will believe that people who are kind have an ulterior motive (someone being kind without reason just doesn't line up with their world view)...
Challenging Negative Thoughts
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Challenging Negative Thoughts worksheet
Use this CBT worksheet to help clients learn and practice challenging their negative self-talk. This printout lists several questions that will help your client begin to think of their situation or their thoughts from a new perspective. This worksheet assumes that a client has some basic knowledge about the CBT model and they are able to identify their negative thoughts.
Weekly Schedule for Behavioral Activation
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Weekly Schedule for Behavioral Activation worksheet
Clients who are battling depression might find it challenging to complete the simplest of tasks due to a lack of motivation. Behavioral activation requires clients to identify positive activities to replace their old negative behaviors, and then to create a schedule to complete them. This worksheet provides a blank behavioral activation schedule with instructions and examples to ease the process for clients.
Positive Activities for Behavioral Activation
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Positive Activities for Behavioral Activation worksheet
Behavioral activation requires clients to identify activities that are both easy and rewarding as replacements for their old behaviors that contributed to their depression. It's important to be sure that chosen activities rank highly in these categories (ease and reward) to increase the likelihood that clients will follow through...
How I Feel
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How I Feel worksheet
This CBT tool for children encourages the identification of emotions, triggering events, and coping skills. Children are given examples of emotions and positive coping skills to help with the completion of the worksheet. Simple and to the point!
ABC Model for REBT
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ABC Model for REBT worksheet
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, a form of CBT, uses the ABC model to explain thoughts, emotion, and behavior. Print this worksheet to help educate clients about how to use the model for their own benefit. Plenty of blank space is included to write examples and notes.
Thought Log (blank)
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Thought Log (blank) worksheet
The thought log is the centerpiece of clinical CBT. Use this worksheet to help clients practice identifying their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that result from specific situations. Check out our other thought logs for version with pre-populated examples.
Daily Mood Chart
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Daily Mood Chart worksheet
Use this worksheet with CBT by asking clients to keep notes of the situations and thoughts that coincide with their feelings. Other ideas include tracking emotional triggers for substance use or the ups and downs of bipolar disorder.
Weekly Mood Chart
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Weekly Mood Chart worksheet
Encourage clients to learn how their moods change over the course of a week. Because this worksheet spans an entire week, use it to look for larger patterns in mood changes. Try our daily mood chart for more precise recordings.
Exposure Hierarchy
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Exposure Hierarchy worksheet
Exposure hierarchies are a basic CBT tool for the treatment of anxiety. Use the hierarchy to gradually introduce clients to feared stimuli. Begin by creating a list of anxiety-producing situations and identifying the severity of anxiety that they produce. Clients will eventually be exposed to these situations, beginning with the least anxiety-producing situations and slowly moving to the most anxiety-producing situations...
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