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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
Panic Attack Record
German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Ukrainian, Welsh, French, Dutch, Russian, Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English (GB), English (US)
Panic Diary
English (GB), English (US), Czech, German, Greek, French, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (European), Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish (International), Malaysian, Hebrew, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish, Arabic
Panic Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), Polish
Panic Symptom Tracker
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Croatian, Italian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Arabic
Perfectionism Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Spanish (International)
Performance And The Yerkes-Dodson Law
English (GB), English (US), Polish, Croatian
Permissive Thinking
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Polish, German, Italian, Hindi
Permissive Thinking – Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Polish, Italian
Personalizing
Romanian, Vietnamese, English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (Brazilian), German, Hindi
Perspective-Taking
English (GB), English (US), French, Arabic, German, Hindi, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Pashto, Russian, Somali, Spanish (International), Swahili, Chinese (Simplified)
Play The Script Till The End
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Positive Belief Record
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (European), Sinhala, Spanish (International), German, Hebrew, Croatian, Italian, Slovenian, Chinese (Simplified)
Positive Core Belief Evidence Record
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (European), Estonian, Romanian, Finnish
Positive Qualities Record
English (GB), English (US), Finnish
Problem List
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Problem Solving
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Czech, German, Greek, French, Polish, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish (International), Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Croatian, Armenian, Japanese, Georgian, Slovenian, Tamil, Urdu
Problem Solving (CYP)
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, Estonian, Italian, Pashto, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Chinese (Simplified)
Process Focused Case Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Progress In Therapy
Greek, English (GB), English (US), Italian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani), Greek, Estonian, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Persian (Dari), Pashto, Romanian, Somali, Spanish (International), Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Uzbek
Prompts For Challenging Your Negative Thinking
Croatian, Arabic, English (US), German, English (GB), Finnish, Spanish (International)
Properties Of Trauma Memories
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, Italian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese
PTSD And Memory
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Kurdish (Sorani), Danish, German, Greek, Finnish, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Oromo, Persian (Dari), Russian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish (International), Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian
PTSD Film Projection Metaphor
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Latvian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Malaysian
PTSD Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Polish, Chinese (Simplified)
PTSD Linen Cupboard Metaphor
Amharic, Danish, German, Greek, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, Gujarati, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Polish, Russian, Spanish (International), Swedish, Tamil, Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian
Reactions To Trauma
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Czech, Kurdish (Sorani), Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Marathi, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese (European), Persian (Dari), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Albanian, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Chinese (Simplified), Hebrew
Reciprocal CBT Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Relaxed Breathing
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Catalan, Czech, Kurdish (Sorani), Welsh, German, Greek, Estonian, French, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Armenian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Oromo, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese (European), Persian (Dari), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish (International), Albanian, Swahili, Swedish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Chinese (Simplified)
Relaxed Breathing Record Form
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Italian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Responses To Threat: Freeze, Appease, Flight, Fight
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Gujarati, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Polish, Pashto, Somali, Spanish (International), Swahili, Tamil, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
Responsibility Pie Chart
English (GB), English (US), Finnish, Italian
Rumination - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Polish
Safety Behaviors
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic
Safety Plan
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, French, Italian, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Serbian
Schema Bias
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Turkish
Schema Formulation
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Czech, German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish (International), Albanian, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Punjabi, Welsh, Armenian, Latvian, Slovenian
Schema Metaphors
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (International), Chinese (Traditional)
Selective Attention
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Italian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Albanian, Swedish, Chinese (Traditional)
Self Critical Thought Challenging Record
English (GB), English (US), Hindi, Arabic, Croatian, Italian, Spanish (International), Turkish
Self Practice Record
Czech, German, Greek, French, Dutch, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish (International), Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Slovenian, Chinese (Simplified), English (GB), English (US)
Self-Blame
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, German, Chinese (Traditional), Croatian
Self-Criticism - Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Afrikaans, Italian, Polish, Romanian
Self-Monitoring Record (Universal)
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Polish
Simple Thought Challenging Record
English (GB), English (US), Czech, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish (International)
Simple Thought Record
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Czech, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hindi, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Swedish, Thai, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Kurdish (Sorani), Persian (Farsi), Gujarati, Hebrew, Armenian, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Portuguese (Brazilian), Persian (Dari), Pashto, Slovenian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek
Sleep Diary
English (GB), English (US), Czech, German, Greek, Estonian, French, Gujarati, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Tamil, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Croatian
Sleep Restriction
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (International), Chinese (Traditional)
Social Anxiety Formulation
German, Greek, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (International), Swedish, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), English (GB), English (US)
Social Comparison
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), French, German, Bulgarian
Stages Of Change
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Czech, Welsh, German, Greek, Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Armenian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Urdu, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian
Stages Of Social Anxiety
English (GB), English (US), Dutch, Greek, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Polish
Starvation Syndrome – The Effects of Semi-Starvation
English (GB), English (US), Dutch
Stimulus Discrimination
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Greek, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish (International)
Strategies For People With Memory Problems
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish (International)
SWOT Analysis
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (European), Polish, Slovak, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Symptom Tracker
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bengali, Italian, Norwegian, Pashto, Spanish (International), Swahili, Chinese (Simplified)
Taking Panic Out Of The Body
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Bulgarian, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified)
Task Planning And Achievement Record
English (GB), English (US), French, Italian, Spanish (International), Hebrew, Chinese (Simplified)
Theory A / Theory B
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Bulgarian
Therapy Blueprint
Arabic, Greek, English (GB), English (US), Persian (Farsi), French, Hebrew, Armenian, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Punjabi, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Urdu, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Amharic, German, Sinhala
Therapy Blueprint (Universal)
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Chinese (Simplified)
Therapy Blueprint For OCD
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Italian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Therapy Blueprint For Panic
English (GB), English (US), Bulgarian, Italian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Therapy Blueprint For PTSD
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Therapy Blueprint For Social Anxiety
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Chinese (Simplified)
Things To Do List
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Slovak, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Arabic
Thought Distortion Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Thought Record – Courtroom Trial
English (GB), English (US), Polish, Turkish
Thought Record (Considered Response)
English (GB), English (US), German, Italian, Japanese
Thought Record (Evidence For And Against)
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, German, Greek, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Sinhala, Tigrinya
Thought Suppression And Intrusive Thoughts
English (GB), English (US), Welsh, German, Greek, French, Italian, Georgian, Norwegian, Pashto, Slovak, Spanish (International), Albanian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese (Traditional)
Thought-Action Fusion
English (GB), English (US), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (International), German
Thoughts And Depression
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Armenian, Italian, Georgian, Dutch, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Albanian, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian, Croatian
Thoughts Or Feelings
English (GB), English (US), Spanish (International), Arabic, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Croatian
Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Eating Disorders (Fairburn, Cooper, Shafran, 2003)
English (GB), English (US)
Transdiagnostic Processes
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, French, Portuguese (European), Slovak, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified)
Treatment Planning Checklist
English (GB), English (US), Greek, Dutch, Romanian, Chinese (Simplified)
Types Of Dissociation
English (GB), English (US), Amharic, Arabic, Czech, Kurdish (Sorani), German, Greek, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Oromo, Polish, Persian (Dari), Slovak, Somali, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Chinese (Simplified)
Uncertainty Beliefs – Experiment Record
English (GB), English (US), Greek
Uncovering Your Deeper Beliefs
English (GB), English (US)
Understanding My Panic
English (GB), English (US), Bulgarian, Greek, Dutch, Portuguese (European), Romanian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified)
Understanding PTSD
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Danish, German, Greek, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Armenian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Malaysian
Unforgiveness – The Hook
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Slovak, Spanish (International), Chinese (Simplified), Malaysian
Unhelpful Thinking Styles (Archived)
English (GB), English (US), Afrikaans, Amharic, Bengali, Czech, Kurdish (Sorani), Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gujarati, Hungarian, Armenian, Icelandic, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Oromo, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese (European), Persian (Dari), Pashto, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Albanian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Malaysian
Unmet Emotional Needs
Finnish, English (GB), English (US), Swedish, Greek
Urges – Self-Monitoring Record
English (GB), English (US), Turkish
Values
English (GB), English (US), Welsh, Greek, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (International), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, German, Polish, Chinese (Traditional)
VAS Scale
English (GB), English (US), Polish, Greek, Italian, Slovak, Chinese (Simplified)
Vicious Flower Formulation
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Slovak, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
What Are Safety Behaviors?
English (GB), English (US), German, French
What Are Schemas?
English (GB), English (US), Finnish, Romanian
What Causes Tinnitus?
English (GB), English (US), Czech, French, Italian, Spanish (International)
What Do People Think About Themselves (CYP)?
English (GB), English (US), Greek, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish (International), Vietnamese
What Does Exercise Do For the Mind And Body?
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Greek, French, Hungarian, Italian
What Does The Brain Do? (Lobes and Regions)
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Finnish, Uzbek
What Does The Brain Do? (Lobes)
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Arabic, French, Polish, Portuguese (European), Spanish (International), Finnish, Uzbek
What If
English (GB), English (US), Arabic, Czech, Greek, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish (International), Albanian, Chinese (Simplified)
What Is A Panic Attack?
English (GB), English (US), German, Greek, French, Polish, Spanish (International)
What Is Anorexia?
English (GB), English (US), Italian, Spanish (International), Vietnamese