Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that works for a wide range of mental health disorders. It helps kids and teens with generalized anxiety disorder, uncontrollable anger, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-esteem, and more.
The benefits of CBT for young people are long-lasting. Strategies that fall under CBT, such as positive self-talk and reframing, may improve their ability to deal with strong negative emotions. More importantly, it allows them to understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected.
How Can Our CBT Worksheets Help
These CBT worksheets can complement medication and other therapies that healthcare providers recommend. Parents and teachers may use any of these resources to accomplish various purposes. For example, teens struggling with self-doubt will feel better after using some of our self-esteem coping statements.
How to Use Our CBT Worksheets
Our CBT worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
Many of our CBT worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
Our CBT worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.