CPT Challenging Beliefs Worksheet 

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

This worksheet is based on the ideas of Cognitive Processing treatment (CPT), a type of cognitive-behavioral treatment that focuses on how traumatic events affect people’s thoughts and beliefs. 

CPT is based on cognitive theory and emphasizes the interdependence of ideas, feelings, and behaviors.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet is a structured tool designed to assist users in navigating the cognitive components of their response to traumatic situations. 

It provides a blueprint for cognitive restructuring by breaking down the thinking process into distinct components.

How should you use this worksheet?

Users should begin by writing down and rating the severity of the automatic thoughts related to that experience. 

Continue by identifying and assessing the underlying ideas that are motivating these thoughts. 

The following stage is a careful examination of evidence both supporting and refuting these ideas. 

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