A-B-C-D-E MODEL


Activating Experience (the event):

 

 


Belief(s) (thoughts or interpretations of the event)

 

 


Consequence(s) (upsetting emotional consequence of self-defeating belief; how you felt following the belief)

 

 


Disputing self-defeating belief (challenging the self-defeating belief; consider another possibility; another way to interpret the belief)

 

 


Effect of consequence of disputing self-defeating belief (new emotional consequence as a result of challenging the self-defeating belief)

 

 


©Tran & Taylor, 2000 (Modified from Ellis, 1962.)