Both therapists & clients often look for free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT worksheets to complete as cognitive behavioral therapy exercises between therapy sessions as well as tools to discover underlying thoughts. CBT activities can take many forms, but some of the best CBT interventions are cognitive behavioral therapy exercises on CBT worksheets and/or handouts.
This page links to some of the best sites to find free CBT worksheets. CBT handouts and CBT worksheets may be a part of therapy or they may be something you complete on your own in order to gain a deeper understanding of the thoughts that are behind the behavioral patterns that you are trying to change. Either way, these CBT interventions can be a very useful part of your recovery process.
Doing cognitive behavioral therapy exercises is actually the foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy. Without actually doing the cognitive behavioral therapy exercises on paper, the benefits of CBT are not as significant.
(If you are wondering what CBT is, you can take a peek at this page, which explains CBT.)
CBT Worksheets: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exercises
PsychologyTools.com website – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Worksheets, Handouts, And Self-Help Resources. This site has a comprehensive set of tools and free CBT worksheets pdf format as well as html format.
TherapistAid.com website – This is another great site that has free downloadable CBT handouts as well as CBT worksheets in pdf format.
Get.gg Self Help CBT handouts There are many unusual and very useful free CBT worksheets and CBT handouts on this site. There are a very large number of resources here. If you want to download them all as a single package, the site provides a way to do this for a small fee. Otherwise, you can download the CBT worksheet pdfs one at a time for free. They also have a free pdf downloadable self-help course in CBT.
University of Washington Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress – Therapist Resources – There are many excellent handouts here (both CBT and non-CBT) that are specifically oriented towards victims of trauma. Really a wealth of useful information and resources as well as CBT worksheets and other therapy worksheets.
SpecialtyBehavioralHealth.com Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – free CBT PDF handouts and forms.
LivingCBT.com – Free CBT Therapist resources. This includes free CBT worksheets.
Lynn Martin’s CBT handouts – These are, for the most part, purely CBT handouts in the sense that they provide very useful information about cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but there are not a lot of actual worksheets on this site for clients to fill out. That being said, there is a mood disorder questionnaire that might help you determine if your client should be referred to someone for a mood disorder.
Veronica Walsh’s CBT Blog – Several fun and informative CBT worksheets in pdf form.
BeckInstitute.org CBT Handouts – A handful of CBT worksheets oriented towards therapists from Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond by Judith Beck
Therapy Exercises and Therapy Worksheets that are not necessarily CBT
These are a list of sites with interesting exercises and worksheets that are not necessarily CBT, but might be of interest anyhow, both to therapists and clients:
Centre for Clinical Interventions – This website is full of useful information and resources for a number of different problems. The main link provided gives resources for consumers, but they also have a briefer worksheet section for therapists here.
UpliftCoach.com Personal Growth Exercises – Personal growth exercises and handouts.
There are a lot of excellent resources out there for free cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets on which you can do cognitive behavioral therapy exercises. Which one or ones to use really depends on whether you are a therapy professional or a client. Also, it depends on what type of problem you are dealing with. For example, for trauma, the University of Washington site is probably the best.
Please let me know if there are any other useful free CBT worksheet sites that I have not included. I tried to keep the list small, but relevant. Sites listed either have a very large number of worksheets or interesting/unusual worksheets with interesting cognitive behavioral therapy exercises.
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