Common thinking errors

Introductory Video:

Suggested activities:

Activity Description Time
Automatic thoughts homework discussion Collect the Automatic Thoughts homework and ask students for their experiences, thoughts and difficulties with this homework assignment 5 min
Common thinking errors Video Show common thinking errors introductory video 5 min
Video discussion Ask the students for their thoughts about the video and what they understood 5 min
Common thinking errors worksheet Give each student a copy of the common thinking errors worksheet and go through it with them asking them for an example for each one. 20 min
Thinking errors identification worksheet Give each student a copy of the thinking error identification and ask them to write down one example of a thinking error they have made in the past in the filling the first row of the table. 10 min
Summary Summarize the main topics discussed in the session 5 min
Total time 50 min


Common thinking errors worksheet

Thinking Error Identification Worksheet


Ask the students to fill in the first five rows of the thinking errors identification worksheet throughout the week with thinking errors they identify in themselves.

Other resources you may find useful:

– Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Skills Workbook by Barry Gregory – October 1, 2010

– The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians by Jeff Riggenbach – October 31 2012

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