Positive Belief Record


Positive belief records, sometimes called a 'positive data log' are an effective schema change technique. When working to reduce the impact of negative core beliefs it is helpful to elicit and strengthen positive core beliefs. Positive belief records are a way of collecting information to reinforce a new helpful belief. This worksheet guides the client to identify an unehlpful core belief and a more positive alternative, and then space to record specific examples which are consistent with the new belief. It is worth impressing upon clients that schema change work is not necessarily quick, but that consistent attention towards new beliefs can yield positive results.

Positive Belief Record

Other Resources

Reversing our core beliefs achangeinthinking.com archive.org

Key reading

  • Greenberger, D., Padesky, C. A. (1995). Mind over mood. Guilford
  • Padesky, C. A. (1994). Schema change processes in cognitive therapy. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 1(5), 267-278 padesky.com