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OCD BEHAVIOURAL EXPERIMENT WORKSHEET

Sara Quitlag

On this page, we will provide you with an OCD Behavioural Experiment Worksheet. It will help you to test your beliefs by using behavioral experiments as a technique.

What is an OCD Behavioural Experiment Worksheet?

OCD refers to having obsessive thoughts that lead to compulsions. It is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. If you don’t control or deal with these thoughts effectively then, they can make your life difficult.  Behavioral experiments are an important tool that is used in behavioral therapy to test the accuracy of thoughts. It is an information-gathering exercise, the purpose of which is to test the accuracy of an individual's beliefs (about themselves, others, and the world) or to test new, more adaptive beliefs.

How an OCD Behavioural Experiment Worksheet will help?

The behavioral experiments are useful to change the irrational negative thoughts into positive ones, but they are done by providing evidence. Behavioral experiments are carried out in reality to see the truth of the existing thought. What you think and believe isn't always true. But holding onto some of those beliefs might cause you to suffer. That is why to test the validity of the thoughts behavioral experiments are carried out.

Instructions on how to use OCD Behavioural Experiment Worksheet.

It is not right to think that you can never be wrong, testing your thoughts will help you to give a new direction to your life. Follow the steps mentioned in the worksheet to carry out the behavioral experiment successfully.

You can download this worksheet here.

Conclusion

On this page, we provided you with an OCD Behavioural Experiment Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to test your beliefs by using behavioral experiments as a technique.

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Sara Quitlag

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.