CBT experiment worksheet

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What is the theory behind this CBT experiment worksheet?

In Cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, clients conduct behavior experiments. A behavioral experiment is a technique for testing individuals’ thoughts and beliefs, and replacing those that are irrational and maladaptive with the healthy and more adaptable ones. It is way to challenge thoughts in reality.

How will the worksheet help?    

This worksheet will help the clients in finding faults in their automatic negative thoughts and the reality of them occurring in real life. Clients will be able to eradicate these thoughts completely because the experiment’s findings will satisfy them. 

How to use this worksheet?

The therapist and client work together to use this worksheet. Select one automatic negative thought and decide on a time, day and place to test whether it is true, taking all the safety precautions. Fill the table below accordingly. 

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