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Reciprocal CBT Formulation worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a worksheet that is a reciprocal CBT formulation worksheet, which will help you to understand what difficulties you are facing and how to work on them using your cognitions.

What is a reciprocal CBT formulation worksheet about?

Reciprocal CBT formulation is about exploring your relational difficulties when you have difficulty understanding your role, responsibilities, and your expectations from other people, and the effects of your behavior on other people. The worksheet will help you to establish how others may perceive your behavior in a particular situation. It is about getting different perspectives about a problem.

How will a reciprocal CBT formulation worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to have a better understanding of what kind of interpersonal difficulties you are facing and will help you to solve them effectively, it will make you work on your behaviors and cognitions, this worksheet aims to make things clear with respect to a triggering event, your behavior during that time and the reaction of others. 

Instructions on how to use a reciprocal CBT formulation worksheet.

Write down the event, the cause of an event, how did you behave, and what people think about your behaviors.

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On this page, we provided you with a reciprocal CBT formulation worksheet, which hopefully helped you to understand what difficulties you are facing and how to work on them using your cognitions.

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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.