OCD thoughts worksheet

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What is the theory behind this OCD thoughts worksheet?

People with OCD hold certain dysfunctional beliefs that become obsessions when they are appraised as having some significance or personal value. The thoughts become intrusive specially if they are considered immoral, extremely unacceptable or responsible for preventing harm. These intrusions cause much distress leading to compulsions to alleviate it. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients to monitor their triggers, obsessive thoughts and compulsions. It will also prompt them to think of alternate explanations and notice how it affects their emotions. 

How to use the worksheet?

The worksheet is to be used as a homework assignment in between therapist guided sessions. It is used to help clients be aware of and understand the associations between their thoughts, emotions and behavior. It also provides valuable information to be used in the sessions. 

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