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CBT Appraisal Model worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a worksheet that is a CBT appraisal model worksheet, which will help you to interpret why an event happened and what were your thoughts and feelings about it.

What is a CBT appraisal model worksheet about?

The CBT appraisal model is about digging deep down into an event; it makes us think about why an event happened,  the interpretation about an event, and thoughts and feelings related to it.

How will the CBT appraisal model worksheet help?

This worksheet is about helping you consider different interpretations of an event, as we don't know what an event was and why it happened unless we write it down infront of us. This will help us see our biases and dysfunctional thoughts.

Instructions on how to use CBT appraisal model worksheet.

Think about what the event was; what do you think the reason was behind the event. Write down your feelings and thoughts you had related to that event.

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On this page, we provided you with a CBT appraisal model worksheet, which hopefully helped you to interpret why an event happened and what were your thoughts and feelings about it.

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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.