Training to become a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner is hard work and can be very stressful, as suggested in the article Cognitive Therapy Training Stress Disorder

Many training courses use the Cognitive Therapy Scale - Revised (CTS-R) in order to rate recordings of a trainee's therapy sessions

Cognitive Therapy Scale - Revised (CTS-R)

Manual of the CTS-R

Cognitive Therapy Scale Feedback Form  (Word)


These documents might be useful in helping you go someway* towards meeting the minimum CTS-R criteria when trying to get a decent enough session recording for submission


Consider using the Problems pages to help guide your clients between your sessions, and the self help mp3 downloads to reinforce therapy or self help.


IAPT PWP Training

These documents most closely resemble the worksheets in the Reach Out Manual

There are many more here!

Use the links on this page to look at information, resources and therapy outlines for specific disorders


Other free resources (client handouts, CBT tools, therapy worksheets, formulations etc) for therapists and clients on the Free Downloads pages.


A reminder not to be too hard on yourself:

Video:  Our Common Fate (everything written was written by mental health professionals)




PWP Workbooks & Resources & the Reach Out manuals (Uni. Exeter / Cedar)



UCL CBT Competencies


Brief CBT online manual (8 session generic CBT)


Good luck!


*no guarantees - the rest is down to you!





Low intensity


Low Intensity Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide


Oxford Guide to Low Intensity C.B.T. Interventions



High Intensity

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills And Applications

A CBT-Practitioner's Guide To Act: How to Bridge the Gap Between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (Treatment Plans and Interventions for Evidence Based Psychotherapy)

Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Mastering Clinical Challenges (Guides to Individualized Evidence-based Treatment)

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: A Practice Manual And Conceptual Guide




EMDR Resources