Skip to main content

Pie Charts

A common cognitive bias is to take an egocentric approach to events. When applied to negative events this can result in an exaggerated sense of responsibility and feelings of guilt or shame. Pie charts are a helpful tool for helping clients to appreciate allocentric contributory factors to an event.

Exercise

Languages available

  • English (GB)
  • English (US)
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Malaysian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

Download or send

Full resource pack (PDF)

Everything you could need: a PDF of the resource, therapist instructions, and description with theoretical context and references. Where appropriate, case examples and annotations are also included.

Download

Exercise only (PDF)

A copy of the exercise in PDF format.

Download

Editable version (PPT)

An editable Microsoft PowerPoint version of the resource.

Download

Translation Template

Are you a qualified therapist who would like to help with our translation project?

Download

Description

Pie Charts are a helpful cognitive restructuring tool in cognitive behavioral therapy. They are particularly useful for working with problems where a patient has an inflated sense of responsibility. They can help to ‘even-out’ biased ways of thinking by graphically presenting the client’s weighted opinions about contributing factors to a given event.

References

  • Greenberger, D., Padesky, C. A. (1995). Mind over mood. Guilford