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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT agenda setting worksheet, which will help you learn how to set agenda before therapy. 

What is a CBT agenda setting worksheet, about?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy agenda setting is a collaborative process between client and therapist, they decide how the time of the session will be spent, it also highlights the expectations of the client from the therapy. Through agenda setting the items that need to be given priority will be discussed first and the problems that need to be given less attention will be discussed later. The agenda is set mutually.

How will the CBT agenda setting worksheet help?

This worksheet will help the client and therapist both to have a mutual understanding about the session and the session time, this will give direction to both of them to invest their time in a useful way, before the start of the session the expectation and hopes of the client are put forehead that will ease the therapist way of taking the session.

Instructions on how to use CBT agenda setting worksheet,

Fill the worksheet before the start of therapy and set an agenda for every session, write down any expectations that are in your mind.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a CBT agenda setting worksheet, which hopefully helped you learn how to set agenda before therapy. 

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.