CBT Problem Solving Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this CBT Problem Solving Worksheet?

Problem Solving is a key skill that can help clients cope with difficult situations in their life. It can help them learn how to respond effectively to a problem rather than reacting to it without thinking about the consequences.  In CBT, the therapist can guide the client through the process, encouraging them to think of solutions rather than worrying about the problem itself. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will guide clients through the process of effective problem solving. It will help them identify the actual problem, then shortlist possible solutions by examining their costs and benefits. This will help them choose the best possible option with maximum benefits. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to write down their problem as objectively as possible. Then list down possible solutions to the problem. Mention advantages and disadvantages of each solution so that they can shortlist the best option. Apply that solution and write down the outcome. If things don’t work out they should review the shortlisted options and try a new one. 

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