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CBT Daily Activity Diary With Enjoyment And Mastery Ratings

Activity diaries can be used for activity monitoring during an assessment phase of therapy, symptom monitoring during therapy, correlating activity with symptoms, or activity scheduling as part of behavioral activation. This diary helps clients to identify activities associated with experiences of pleasure and mastery.

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Introduction & Theoretical Background

This is a classic daily activity diary for working with depressed clients which includes space for enjoyment and mastery ratings. It can be used for assessing key moments in the week where the client felt enjoyment during an activity, or felt mastery (a sense of accomplishment while participating in the activity). Once key activities have been identified which lead to feelings of enjoyment and mastery, more similar activities can be scheduled for subsequent weeks to build a sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem.