The thought log is one of the most basic tools of the CBT practitioner. Because this tool is so important, we've created several variations with only slight differences. This version stands apart by including a short example already written on the first line.
A thought log can help your client learn to recognize how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and influence one another. With enough practice it will become natural to identify these connections, which will give your client the power to begin challenging their irrational thoughts.
1. Beck, J. S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond (2nd ed.). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press.