CBT defense mechanisms worksheet
What is the theory behind this CBT defense mechanisms worksheet?
Fantasy is from the disavowal category of defense mechanism in which the individuals tend to refuse to accept the reality of life. Likewise, fantasy refers to retreating into the unrealistic imaginations to avoid stressful situations or working towards the goals of life. Fantasy is also associated with other development disorders. It is a complex phenomenon since everyone fantasizes in life from time to time but not all of them are considered problematic.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help the therapist and clients know whether their fantasizing is problematic or not. This will help during the assessment process before applying the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
How to use this worksheet?
To use this worksheet, read the following statements. Mark the ones that resonate with you. Then check for the scores provided below.
You can download this worksheet here.
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