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Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with a Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet. It will help you to recognize and deal with your negative and irrational thoughts.

What is the Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet?

Dysfunctional Thought Record is a  technique of Cognitive behavioral therapy in which irrational and limiting thoughts are challenged to give you a better and objective perspective. 

Thoughts that are negative, irrational, and mere assumptions are like a mental filter that doesn’t let us see and interpret a situation clearly, hence it is very important either to get rid of them or to channel them into rational and alternative thoughts. In CBT only facts are catered to, opinions and assumptions are brushed aside.

How will Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet help?

After using this worksheet, you will be able to challenge your unhelpful irrational thoughts in the light of the evidence.  Thought Record is a very effective tool that is used in Cognitive behavioral therapy to enlist all the thoughts on a worksheet and then analyze them from different perspectives. The purpose of the thought record is to get you in the habit of paying attention to your thoughts.

Instructions for the use of Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet

Use this worksheet to keep a track of your dysfunctional thoughts and ways to challenge the automatic thoughts and create healthy, positive alternative thoughts.

Conclusion

On this page, we provided you with a Dysfunctional Thought Record Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to recognize and deal with your negative and irrational thoughts.

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

You can download this worksheet here.

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.