Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI)

The Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI) is a 20-item self-report measure to monitor how often individuals engaged in cognitive behavioural thought challenging interventions (Dennis & Vander Wal, 2010). Cognitive flexibility enables individuals to think adaptively when encountering stressful life events, and is a core skill that helps individuals avoid becoming stuck in maladaptive patterns of thinking.


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Johnco, C., Wuthrich, V. M., & Rapee, R. M. (2014). Reliability and validity of two self-report measures of cognitive flexibility. Psychological Assessment, 26(4), 1381–1387.