Beck Depression Inventory Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Beck Depression Inventory Worksheet?

The Beck Depression Inventory was created by Aaron T Beck to measure the presence of characteristic depressive symptoms such as guilt, pessimism, low self esteem, insomnia etc. It is a self-report measure which is based on 21 multiple choice items offering four responses of increasing intensity. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will provide all the information related to Beck Depression Inventory that can help therapists or counsellors in choosing the assessment to use in their work. It will provide a concise summary of all related information to the Inventory including its uses, statistics and limitations. 

How to use the worksheet?

This information handout provides all relevant information related to Beck Depression Inventory for all therapists or counsellors seeking to use it in their work. They can use the information to decide whether they should buy it to use in their practice or not. 


Beck, A.T., Ward, C. H., Mendelson, M., Mock, J., & Erbaugh, J. (1961) An inventory for measuring depression. Archives of General Psychiatry, 4, 561-571.

Beck, A. T., Steer, R. A., & Brown, G. (1996). Beck Depression Inventory–II (BDI-II) [Database record]. APA PsycTests.

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