CBT Problem Solving Maps for Individual Counseling and Behavior Intervention
Do you often have students in your office problem-solving about how the latest situation went wrong? It's so helpful to have a go-to process to help them think about the situation and what they could have done differently.
CBT Problem Solving Maps are that perfect structure for those last minute counseling sessions. While using the maps, students consider their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors throughout the situation. They will begin to see what strategies they could use, and understand the impact, positive or negative, that their behavior has on others.
The maps show them different points in a problem where they could make a different choice. They could choose to change their thinking, their feelings, or their actions and have different consequences.
What You Get
6 CBT Problem-Solving Maps for Counseling
- Comparing Positive and Negative Choices: Students compare how a situation that ended poorly could have gone differently if we kept our thoughts, feelings, and actions positive.
- Changing Paths: Students see where they could change course by thinking more positively, feeling more positively, or making a positive behavior choice.
- Changing Negative Thoughts: Students reframing negative thoughts to shift over to a better path.
- Recognizing Automatic Negative Thoughts: Additional practice determining what evidence they have for their negative thought, and a possible alternative thought based on evidence
- Coping Skills: Practice identifying what coping skills to use and when based on what they were thinking and feeling.
- Fixing Things: Students look at the impact of their actions and come up with ways to repair any damage.
- Recognizing Automatic Negative Thoughts Tips List
- Coping Skills List in picture and checklist format.
- Impact Inspector Map
- Writing an Apology Template
- Compare Size of Reaction to Size of Problem Worksheet
- Helper Squad Posters
- Maps without Characters are also included for older students.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) activities are great short-term, evidence based interventions for school counseling. These CBT problem-solving maps help kids practice the skills taught in counseling sessions through a concrete format with engaging skill-based characters.
Who is this for?
This resource is perfect for school counselors and school psychologists who want to provide structure to problem solving sessions with students.