What is the theory behind this “CBT FOR DEPRESSION WORKSHEET”?

Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven to be very useful when it comes to treating depression. A strategy called cognitive restructuring in CBT aids in changing one’s style of thinking. People’s attitudes about issues that bother or irritate them may change as a result of it, which may have an impact on their behavior.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet will assist you in gradually switching your beliefs to ones that are more accurate or beneficial. You will be able to restructure your irrational, negative thoughts into thoughts that are good for you and will reduce your depressive symptoms.

How to use the worksheet?

Take your time to answer each question. There are no right or wrong answers. Spend some time daily on reflecting the quality of your thoughts by utilizing this worksheet.


My negative or unhelpful thoughtIs this thought necessarily true?This thought makes me feel…This thought makes me want to…What evidence do I have this thought isn’t true?What would I tell my best friend if they had this thought?A more helpful thought is…

You can download this worksheet here.

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Beck.JS (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyound (2nd ed.), New York, NY: The Guilford Press, from https://img3.reoveme.com/m/be38edbbfc79330a.pdf