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Translation Project

Part of what makes Psychology Tools special is our maintenance of a multi-lingual library of therapy resources. Some have been translated by our user-base of mental health professionals, and others by professional translators. To date, we have over 3000 resources available in 70 languages, and are always looking to expand the collection.

If you are a qualified mental health professional who would like to translate resources into your native language then we would love to hear from you. We offer an incentive scheme to recognize your work. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to learn more. We will ask for confirmation of your professional qualifications, and will suggest which resources are most-requested in your language.

Translations guidelines

Our standard translation procedure is to ask translators to complete ‘translation templates’ which can be downloaded below. The text is split into chunks which enables us to retain the clarity of formatted documents. As far as is possible, we aim to follow the World Health Organization guidelines for the forward translation of instruments, namely:

  • The aim of this process is to achieve different language versions of the English instrument that are conceptually equivalent in each of the target countries/cultures … the instrument should be equally natural and acceptable and should practically perform in the same way. The focus is on cross-cultural and conceptual, rather than on linguistic/literal equivalence.
  • One translator, preferably a health professional, familiar with terminology of the area covered by the instrument and with interview skills should be given this task. The translator should be knowledgeable of the English-speaking culture but his/her mother tongue should be the primary language of the target culture.
  • Translators should always aim at the conceptual equivalent of a word or phrase, not a word-for-word translation, i.e. not a literal translation. They should consider the definition of the original term and attempt to translate it in the most relevant way.
  • Translators should strive to be simple, clear and concise in formulating a question. Fewer words are better. Long sentences with many clauses should be avoided.
  • (For patient-focused resources) The target language should aim for the most common audience. Translators should avoid addressing professional audiences such as those in medicine or any other professional group. They should consider the typical respondent for the instrument being translated and what the respondent will understand when s/he hears the question.

Once most tools for a particular language have been translated we shift our focus to improving the quality of each translation via a process of back-translation by other subject matter experts.

Where to start

If you want to translate some resources and aren’t sure when to start, then ten of the most popular resources are listed below. You can check the ‘completeness’ of your language using the table below.

Ten resources to translate first (check they haven’t already been completed): Behavioral Experiment (portrait), CBT Thought Record, Cross Sectional Formulation, Fight or Flight Response, Grounding Techniques, Progressive Muscle Relaxation (edition 1), Relaxed breathing, Simple Thought Record, Unhelpful thinking styles, What is CBT.

Worksheet NameTranslation templateTranslations completed
"Should" Statements
Greek, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), French, Hindi
ABC Model
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bengali, German, French, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Albanian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (European), Greek, Finnish
Activity Diary (Hourly Time Intervals)
Afrikaans, Arabic, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English (GB), English (US), French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish (International), Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Spanish (Dominican Republic), Tigrinya, Slovenian, Amharic, Bengali, Kurdish (Sorani), Croatian, Icelandic, Oromo, Pashto, Somali, Swahili, Uzbek, Finnish
Activity Diary (No Time Intervals)
Afrikaans, Arabic, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English (GB), English (US), French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Sinhala, Spanish (Dominican Republic), Tigrinya, Bengali, Kurdish (Sorani), Icelandic, Pashto, Somali, Swahili, Uzbek, Finnish
Activity Menu
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Greek, Finnish, French, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish (International), Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
Activity Planning
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Polish, Slovak, Albanian, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Croatian
Activity Selection
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, German, Croatian, Indonesian, Polish, Albanian, Turkish, Uzbek
All-Or-Nothing Thinking
Polish, Arabic, Greek, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), German
Alternative Action Formulation
English (GB), English (US), French, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Albanian, Afrikaans, Arabic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Vietnamese
Am I Experiencing Anorexia?
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Polish, Arabic, Greek
Am I Experiencing Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Spanish (International), Greek
Am I Experiencing Bulimia?
English (GB), English (US), Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Arabic, Italian, Greek
Am I Experiencing Burnout?
English (US), English (GB), Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Bulgarian, Greek
Am I Experiencing Death Anxiety?
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (Brazilian), Ukrainian, Polish, Italian, Spanish (International), Greek
Am I Experiencing Depersonalization And Derealization?
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Polish, German, Italian, Bulgarian
Am I Experiencing Depression?
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Greek
Am I Experiencing Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?
English (GB), English (US), Polish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Italian, Spanish (International), Greek
Am I Experiencing Health Anxiety?
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Polish, Italian
Am I Experiencing Low Self-Esteem?
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Arabic, Polish, Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Greek
Am I Experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
English (GB), English (US), Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish (International)
Am I Experiencing Panic Attacks?
English (US), English (GB), Italian, Spanish (International), Arabic, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified), Greek
Am I Experiencing Panic Disorder?
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Italian, Polish, Greek
Am I Experiencing Perfectionism?
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Polish, Arabic
Am I Experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
English (GB), English (US), Vietnamese, Spanish (International), Polish, French, Hebrew, Italian
Am I Experiencing Psychosis?
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Greek
Am I Experiencing Social Anxiety?
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek
Anger - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Croatian
Anger Decision Sheet
English (GB), English (US), French, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Welsh, German, Greek, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese (European), Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Anger Thought Challenging Record
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, French, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Sinhala, Spanish (International), Serbian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Greek
Anxiety - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Chinese (Traditional), Greek
Arbitrary Inference
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), German
Assertive Communication
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Czech, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Croatian, Armenian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Hindi
Assertive Responses
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bengali, German, Greek, French, French (Canadian), Hindi, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish (International), Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Kurdish (Sorani), Persian (Farsi), Finnish
Attention - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Croatian
Attention Training Experiment
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, French, Italian, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Polish, Bulgarian
Attention Training Practice Record
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, French, Italian, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Polish, Bulgarian
Autonomic Nervous System
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Estonian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Swahili, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Balance
Arabic, Greek, English (GB), English (US), French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified)
Barriers Abusers Overcome In Order To Abuse
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Greek, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (International), Albanian, Serbian, Chinese (Simplified), Malaysian
Before I Blame Myself And Feel Guilty
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Czech, German, Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Albanian, Serbian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (European), Norwegian
Behavioral Activation Activity Diary
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Serbian, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified)
Behavioral Activation Activity Planning Diary
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Serbian, Chinese (Simplified)
Behavioral Experiment
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani), German, Greek, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Croatian, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese (European), Persian (Dari), Pashto, Romanian, Somali, Spanish (International), Albanian, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Chinese (Simplified)
Behavioral Experiment (Portrait Format)
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Burmese, Dutch, Norwegian, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Bengali, Armenian, Malaysian, Welsh, Georgian, Slovenian, Vietnamese
Belief Driven Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Punjabi, Afrikaans, Welsh, Armenian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovenian, Albanian, Urdu
Belief-O-Meter (CYP)
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bulgarian, German, Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish (International), Turkish, Chinese (Simplified)
Boundaries - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Serbian, Turkish
Catastrophizing
Greek, English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), German
Catching Your Thoughts (CYP)
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bulgarian, German, Greek, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Italian, Georgian, Polish, Spanish (International), Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Albanian
CBT Appraisal Model
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, German, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese (European), Persian (Dari), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Greek
CBT Daily Activity Diary With Enjoyment And Mastery Ratings
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Welsh, Danish, Greek, French, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (European), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian
CBT Thought Record Portrait
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), Uzbek
Changing Avoidance (Behavioral Activation)
English (GB), English (US)
Checking Certainty And Doubt
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic
Checklist For Better Sleep
English (GB), English (US), Danish, German, Greek, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian
Classical Conditioning
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Armenian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Swedish, Chinese (Simplified)
Coercive Methods For Enforcing Compliance
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Anorexia Nervosa (Fairburn, Cooper, Shafran, 2003)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD: Veale, 2004)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Bulimia Nervosa (Fairburn, Cooper, Shafran, 2003)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Clinical Perfectionism (Shafran, Cooper, Fairburn, 2002)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Depersonalization (Hunter, Phillips, Chalder, Sierra, David, 2003)
English (US), English (GB)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Fear Of Body Sensations
Greek, English (GB), English (US), French, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, German
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD: Dugas, Gagnon, Ladouceur, Freeston, 1998)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Health Anxiety (Salkovskis, Warwick, Deale, 2003)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Insomnia (Harvey, 2002)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Intolerance Of Uncertainty And Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms (Hebert, Dugas, 2019)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Low Self-Esteem (Fennell, 1997)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD: Salkovskis, Forrester, Richards, 1998)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Panic (Clark, 1986)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD: Whalley, Cane, 2017)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD: Ehlers & Clark, 2000)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Social Phobia (Clark, Wells, 1995)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of The Relapse Process (Marlatt & Gordon, 1985)
English (GB), English (US)
Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Tinnitus (McKenna, Handscombe, Hoare, Hall, 2014)
English (GB), English (US), Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International)
Cognitive Case Formulation
English (GB), English (US), French, Arabic, Greek, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified)
Cognitive Distortions – Unhelpful Thinking Styles (Common)
Danish, English (GB), English (US), German, French
Cognitive Distortions – Unhelpful Thinking Styles (Extended)
English (GB), English (US), German, Finnish, Spanish (International)
Compassionate Thought Challenging Record
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Persian (Farsi), French, Polish, Romanian, Spanish (International), Bengali, Czech, Welsh, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Albanian, Swahili, Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Croatian
Core Belief Magnet Metaphor
English (US), English (GB), Czech, German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Armenian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Critical Care And PTSD
English (GB), English (US), French, Norwegian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese
Cross Sectional Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Danish, German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish (International), Albanian, Thai, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Arabic, Bengali, Kurdish (Sorani), Welsh, Estonian, Gujarati, Armenian, Japanese, Oromo, Persian (Dari), Pashto, Slovenian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Uzbek
Daily Monitoring Form
English (GB), English (US), Chinese (Simplified), Greek, French, Italian, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Turkish
Decatastrophizing
English (GB), English (US), Czech, German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), Hebrew, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Bulgarian, Welsh, French, Italian, Serbian
Depression - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International)
Developing Psychological Flexibility
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Italian, Georgian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Discounting In Perfectionism – The Ratchet Effect
English (GB), English (US), French, Spanish (International), Malaysian
Disqualifying Others
English (GB), English (US), German, Spanish (International)
Disqualifying The Positive
English (GB), English (US), German, Spanish (International)
Dissociation - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Bulgarian
Drawing Your Feelings (CYP)
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French (Canadian), Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Dysfunctional Thought Record
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, German, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Sinhala, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Greek, Armenian, Russian, Slovenian
Eating And Your Energy Levels
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Spanish (International), Vietnamese
Embracing Uncertainty
Arabic, German, Greek, English (GB), English (US), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (International), Serbian, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
EMDR Protocol (Standard)
English (GB), English (US), Bulgarian, Greek, Estonian, French, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
EMDR Protocol (With Interweave Guidance)
English (GB), English (US), Bulgarian, French, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese
Emotion Focused Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Emotional Reasoning
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), German
Emotions
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Hebrew, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Spanish (International), Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic
Emotions Motivate Actions
Arabic, Greek, English (GB), English (US), French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)