CBT Techniques for Anxiety


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Ever since she was mugged in a mall parking lot, Lola is highly anxious when she is in any parking lot. Lola's therapist asks her to go to a parking lot today with the same negative mental thought patterns (i.e. 'I'm going to get mugged again,' 'parking lots are unsafe.'). Lola's therapist asks her to visit a parking lot tomorrow with more positive mental thought patterns (i.e. 'Parking lots are mostly safe.' 'Getting mugged in a parking lot is a rare occurrence.') and see how her anxiety dissipates.

Which CBT technique is Lola's therapist implementing above?

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Tom is very anxious when speaking with people. His therapist asks him to list the people that he would avoid talking to and rate each person on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most anxious that he could possibly feel while speaking to that person. Tom rates his friend, Jim as a 1 and the CEO of his company as a 10. Tom's therapist has him begin talking to the 1s on the list until Tom feels more comfortable. Then he moves to the 2's and will continue until Tom has less and less social anxiety.

Which CBT technique is Tom's therapist using above?

2. Which of the following is analyzed and involved in CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a powerful way to help treat people with anxiety. To test your understanding of CBT, this assessment will ask you about the components of CBT and require you to recognize when different types of CBT are used in various scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment questions will test your ability to identify:

  • Components of CBT
  • Different CBT techniques
  • How CBT works

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet you will also be able to assess these skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as thought records, behavioral experiments, and imagery based exposure
  • Making connections - use understanding of anxiety and how it's treated to identify what components are analyzed in CBT
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scenarios involving CBT

Additional Learning

For a quick and effective review of CBT and how it can be used to treat anxiety, complete the lesson CBT Techniques for Anxiety. In addition to the material covered in the assessment, the lesson will also cover:

  • Symptoms of anxiety
  • Real life examples of anxiety
  • Effects of pleasant activity scheduling