Clients who are battling depression might find it challenging to complete the simplest of tasks due to a lack of motivation. Behavioral activation is one intervention that can help to combat this.
During behavioral activation, clients will identify positive activities to replace their old negative behaviors. Next, they'll create a schedule to outline when each activity can be com pleted. This worksheet provides a blank weekly schedule with instructions and examples to ease the process for clients. We suggest working with your clients to address any potential pitfalls, and ensure that their weekly plan is realistic and manageable.
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