Simple CBT Model Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Simple CBT Model Worksheet?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of talk therapy that treats a wide range of mental disorders and conditions. The main premise of CBT is that one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected. It means that a situation itself does not elicit a response but how one perceives it, and subsequently feels about it is what determines behaviour. Hence all unhelpful behaviour and uncomfortable emotions can be modified if one works on modifying one’s thinking patterns. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide a simple diagram of the CBT model that can be used to explain to clients the connection between one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours. The worksheet can help the therapist throughout the session to link client’s experiences and it can also help the client as a reminder of what they can expect in their therapy sessions. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by the therapist to relate client’s experiences while in session. The therapist can write down important points of discussion on it as the session progresses. It can also be given to the client as an informative handout to remind them of the ‘thought-emotion-behaviour’ connection whenever they complete homework assignments. 

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