Depression Group Therapy Worksheet

Video & audio overview of the worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Cognitive reframing is a helpful strategy to decrease the amount of negative thoughts that are experienced in a day. Depression is often characterized by negative thought patterns. Learning skills to reframe these thoughts into more helpful thoughts is a way in which individuals can manage their depression.

It is important to remember that the reframed thoughts do not have to be ‘positive’ in nature, just more helpful or supportive toward the individual.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet offers an opportunity to be guided through cognitive reframing. Reflecting in a group offers the opportunity to gain further insight into strategies to reframe thoughts and build on personal understandings and experiences.

A group will be able to share their reflections comfortably as they would have signed group confidentiality agreements.

How to use the worksheet?

As a therapist, you can use this activity in a group process for individuals experiencing depression.

Ensure you use enough examples for the group to grasp the different strategies of reframing that you are offering.

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