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Symptom Monitoring: ABCDEFG Form
(Click here to view an example of a completed form.)


A B C D E F G
Method of Cognitive Restructuring and of
Behavioral/Emotional Change


A = Activating Event (The situation or thought that triggered your maladaptive thought or discomfort.)




B = Belief (The maladaptive thought(s) you noticed.)



C = Consequence (Change in mood/discomfort level.)



D = Dispute (Thoughts that dispute the maladaptive belief.)



E = New Emotion (The new mood or change in discomfort level that occurs after practicing disputing thoughts.)



F,G = The Final Goal is to do a new, more adaptive behavior!







Lynn Martin | Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Lynn Martin | Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Lynn Martin | Cognitive-Behavior Therapy