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CBT Behavior Chain Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

In this portion, we will provide you with basic instructions about the CBT behavior chain worksheet. It will help you in understanding different methods that can help you in managing your depression.

What is a CBT Behavior Chain Worksheet?

Behavior chains occur when a sequence of behaviors is strung together by reinforcing the sequence. This worksheet will help you to filter out your behavioral issue, consequences, your self-help skills. It will also help you to change your help you understand the function of a particular behavior

How will a CBT Behavior Chain Worksheet help? 

Every person has some behavioral issues. Some are successfully able to handle it but for some, it is not. CBT behavior worksheet will help you identify your behavioral issues. It will also help you to focus on other’s reactions in response to your behavioral issue. After using this worksheet, you will be able to identify your issue and learn to actively act upon it with fewer costs and possible benefits. 

Instructions on how to use CBT Behavior Chain Worksheet

The worksheet has two parts. The first is based on identifying your problem behavior and its consequences with the possible costs and benefits of your reactions in response to environmental triggers. The second part is based on identifying your self-help skills to avoid the triggers which lead to the identification of any new skill that you want to learn in the future. Cost and benefits analysis will help you to identify the possible costs and benefits of the skills that you’ll learn in the future. You can divide the worksheet into two parts to make it easy. This worksheet is like a chain from a focus on the behavioral issue and their consequences to possible skills to cope with them. 

You can download this worksheet here.


On this page, we provided you with the CBT Behavior Chain Worksheet which hopefully helped you in understanding different methods that can help you in managing your depression.

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.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag 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.