Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) requires clients to have a strong understanding of the cognitive model before they attempt to identify and challenge their negative thoughts. This CBT worksheet will help you teach your clients about the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through the use of several examples and practice exercises.
Discuss the examples, complete the practice exercises, and then help your client generate experiences from their own life that they can fit into the model. This worksheet also serves as a great take-home reminder to go alongside a thought log. Don't make the mistake of inadequate psychoeducation!
We suggest pairing this worksheet with the Simple CBT Model printout.