Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stress, Anxiety, Anger, and Relaxation Worksheets & Tips

An innerhealthstudio.com, find a collection of Stress, Anxiety, Anger, and Relaxation Worksheets & Tips. You'll have to cut and paste to make them printable, but then, are you still using paper...?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

DBT Skills Workbook


This DBT workbook may come in handy (especially for therapists): Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, 101 Mindfulness Exercises and Other Fun Activities for Children and Adolescents shortens and simplifies handouts from the Linehan original and adds new ones--for kids of all ages.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mental Health Worksheets

Posted at OSCAR (the Open Source Clinical Application Resource), here's a folder full of Mental Health Worksheets, including a CBT Thought Log, pages on insomnia and sleep hygiene, stress management... More there and in other folders on the site.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Speech-Language Pathology Worksheets

From slpath.com, here's a collection of free (and not) Speech-Language Pathology Worksheets.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anxiety Workbook

From unesco.org (the UN Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, that is), a 64-page Anxiety Workbook called "Help for Anxious People: Literacy and Life Skills." The first several of pages are blank...but after that, typing galore.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mind Body Syndrome Worksheet

From UnlearnYourPain.com (Dr. Howard Schubiner's site), here's a seven-page Mind Body Syndrome Worksheet designed to help determine if your aches and pain may have their origins in stress and emotion. Schubiner calls this Mind Body Syndrome (MBS)--others use Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS), Distraction Pain Syndrome, and Stress Illness. Different, but the same.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Disturbance Worksheet

Thanks to James Lathrop of 24-7help.com for emailing the link to this two-page REBT-based Disturbance Worksheet. Reshape your resentments into preferences!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Generalized Anxiety and Mindfulness Info and Worksheets

At the Centre for Clinical Interventions--home of a huge number of great, free workbooks--here's a page of Generalized Anxiety and Mindfulness Info and Worksheets. Simple, helpful.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook


Google Books has the first sections of many workbooks posted and ready for your workbooking. One example, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, by McKay, Wood, and Brantley. There are a full 139 pages posted, including lots of worksheets, lots of reading. After 139 pages, you'll know for certain whether you want to buy the book. You may not even need it anymore.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Job Strengths Worksheets

From the University of Houston Career Center (www.bauer.uh.edu), here's a four page Job Strengths Worksheet. Identify strengths, skills, favorite activities...and your ideal job.

Here's another--a one-page Worksheet for Identifying Interests, Values, and Strengths from Cornell. And yet another--an Identifying Your Strengths Worksheet--from Florida Gulf Coast U.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Co-Parenting Workbook

From http://www.togetherwecan.fcs.msue.msu.edu (Michigan State's Together We Can program), here's a six module Co-Parenting Workbook.

Monday, August 2, 2010

"For Dummies" (For Free)

At wiley.com, first chapters of many titles in their "For Dummies" series are posted as pdfs and await your perusal. Excerpts don't get to the worksheet parts of the books (if they have any), but...
More titles on the site.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cognitive Distortions & Depression Mood Chart

These have appeared elsewhere on the site, but...uploaded them again, so posting them again: the Cognitive Distortions according to CBT, by way of David Burns's Feeling Good Handbook.

And here's a Tought Log how-to (at mindtools.com--please let me know if you know of a better one). Which Cognitive Distortion best describes each of your automatic thoughts...?

While on the topic, here's a Daily Mood Chart for Depression from psychology4change.com--a log and a sheet of instructions.

Friday, July 16, 2010

ABCD Thought Log

Posted at willbaum.com (my private practice site), here's the ABCD Thought Log being used at the monthly free CBT clinic now underway in L.A. (ABCD = Activiting Event, Belief, Consequence, Dispute.)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Values Worksheet

From ucsd.edu, here's a two-page Values Worksheet. A list of values to consider as core values, then some questions--intended for internship completers, but adjustable to your situation--about your values and goals.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Anger Management Worksheets

At routledgeweb.com, a 19-page collection of Anger Management Worksheets from the book Anger Management - A Practical Guide. Includes checklists, logs, tips, and etc.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Positive Discipline Workbook

From extension.missouri.edu, here's a 15-page workbook about using positive discipline, called Building Strong Families. Explores parenting styles, the difference between discipline and punishment, and age-appropriate discipline. The book book (pictured below) is here.


Parenting from the Inside Out

Not worksheets, not really a workbook, Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell is a book book which encourages sorting through your life experience--especially your childhood--to better understand how you're reacting and responding as a parent. Each chapter has a series of guided journaling questions to help the process along, workbook style...and so the mention here.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stress Management Worksheets

From Penn State (istudy.psu.edu), a group of Stress Management Worksheets--signs of stress, a stress diary, prioritizing and strategizing... Other modules, including "Active Listening" and "Conflict Management," are here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Guildford Press Workbooks

At guilford.com, links to dozens of sample chapters and free worksheets. The site also links to Google previews--makes for good, time-consuming browsing.

Too much clicking? Here's a link straight to The Anti-Anxiety Workbook. Note: If you're shopping, all of the above are usually less expensive through Amazon and the TW Bookstore.



Friday, May 21, 2010

Restructuring Frustrations Worksheet

From joyful-relationships.com, here's an Imago-therapy based, four-page Restructuring Frustrations Worksheet (apparently meant to accompany the online Couples Workstation). The full scoop on Imago therapy is in Harville Hendrix's book, Getting the Love You Want.

Update: An alternative to the now-defunct link is here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Treatments That Work" Worksheets

A big collection of CBT worksheets await you at Oxford University Press's Treatments That Work Downloadable Tools page. Lots of topics covered: hoarding, gambling, anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD, and on from there. For some you need the books they come from, but not all. Here's the set for Fears & Phobias:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Emotional Wellness Assessment Worksheets

From conflictmanagementinc.com, another set of assessments (useful for therapists): depression, anxiety, trauma, and alcoholism:


Next step? Getting help.

Anger Assessment Worksheets

From conflictmanagementinc.com, here are a pair of quick Anger Assessment Worksheets:



If you find anger problems or that you're in an abusive relationship, be sure to get help.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Merit Badge Worksheets

Life skills development awaits you at usscouts.org via their collection of Merit Badge Worksheets. Report your progress on everything from First Aid to Family Life, Public Speaking to Wilderness Survival. And...begin.

Monday, May 10, 2010

REBT for Writers

From archetypewriting.com, here's The How to Stop Awfulizing and Start Writing Worksheet, which puts ABC skills from Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) into action for fiction writers. An explanation of how use the worksheet is here.



Monday, May 3, 2010

Child Trauma Worksheets

From the National Child Trauma Stress Network, here's a long page of pdfs--infosheets, worksheets, and other--regarding childhood trauma.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Military Mental Health Screening

From militarymentalhealth.org, here's an online assessment tool for members of the armed services. For soldiers wrestling with depression, anxiety, trauma, alcoholism, and the like, this is designed to help navigate the way to more clarity about what's going on and to suggested help.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Family Communication Worksheet

From bhs-pto.org, here's a single-page Family Communication Worksheet--a grid to help "clarify your own values and expectations for your teenage children, and to what extent you have communicated your expectations to your child."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Emotional Intelligence Training Course

From Jeanne Segal, PhD, here's a six-part, online, pdf-plus-video Emotional Intelligence Training Course. Not exactly a worksheet, but...related. Looks to be free (though you may end up being persuaded to buy something--the book?--at the end). Let us know how it goes.


Overcoming Perfectionism Workbook

From CCI, another muti-module workbook, "Perfectionism in Perspective."

From the site: The goal is not for you to give up your high standards altogether but to learn to pursue healthy high standards rather than unrelenting high standards that negatively impact your life.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook

From the Centre for Clinical Interventions: Mastering Your Worries (aka What? Me Worry?!?), another multi-module workbook about how anxiety works and how to unwork it.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Coping with Social Anxiety

From the Centre for Clinical Interventions in Western Australia, here's a multi-module social anxiety coping workbook, "Shy No Longer." Lot of other great stuff on the site--I'll post/repost it all soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Anger Worksheet

From attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, here's a 14-page Anger Worksheet. Asks about a fight you are having or have had, then continues with CBT-based questions about thinking, feeling, and physical responses while angry. Looks good.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Introduction to Anxiety Worksheet

From www2.hud.ac.uk (the University of Huddersfield), here's a nice, 18-page Introduction to Anxiety info and worksheet pack, explaining anxiety in CBT terms, then offering several worksheets about stress, coping, time management, and such. All rounded out by a quiz--were you paying attention?

The entire self-help pack is linked here.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) Program

TW reader/subscriber Kate recommends the free Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) Program posted at yale.edu. It looks to be a cognitive therapy and Buddhism-based series of worksheets and questionnaires, plus some guided imagery, designed for chronic illness and addiction, but applicable to other problems. Commit to action; log it; repeat. Thanks, Kate!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

Recommended: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein. Explains mindfulness and helps you put it into practice with lots of worksheets, logs, and a disc full of mindfulness mp3s. Good stuff. Check out a sample chapter and mp3 at the book's site, mbsrworkbook.com.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Unlearn Your Pain

New from Mind-Body MD, Howard Schubiner:  Unlearn Your Pain.  The workbook uses various approaches, including mindfulness meditation and guided journaling, to help reverse difficult-to-treat chronic pain by getting at its underlying causes in stress and intense emotion. The workbook distills Schubiner's online Mind Body Program--more explanation on the site.

Monday, March 29, 2010

TMS Questionnaire

From mindbodymedicine.com (David Schechter, MD) here's a ten-item TMS Questionnaire. The questions help Dr. Schechter diagnose whether or not patients' symptoms are due to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) (sometimes called "Mind-Body Syndrome" or "Stress Illness").

What is TMS? Very simply: When there's no medical explanation for chronic pain or other related symptoms, emotional factors may be at root. Dr. Schechter's more detailed explanation is on his site.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sex on TV Worksheet

From etr.org, here's a two-page Sex on TV Worksheet--subtitle "Teens and Parents Talk." Stuck for ice-breakers in the family? The worksheet asks a family to watch a teen TV show together, then run through suggested questions about the sexual messages contained in the show, in commercials, etc. Have fun.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"The Work" Worksheets

From thework.com ("The Work of Byron Katie," that is), here's a collection of CBT-esque worksheets, recommended by Therapy Worksheets super-reader/recommender, Julianne. Thanks again, Julianne!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More ACT Worksheets

A page of free resources from thehappinesstrap.com includes generous excerpts from several books by Russ Harris, MD (The Happiness Trap, ACT Made Simple, ACT with Love) and various worksheets related to the books.  This is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy territory--focused on mindfulness, values, acceptance, and the like.  Good stuff.  

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Therapy Metaphors

Among the many things to recommend getselfhelp.co.uk, here's a page of Therapy Metaphors--stories (and a video) therapists have developed to illustrate concepts and how-tos.

Ignore the yelling passengers on the bus or boat (your negative thoughts) and steer in the direction you want to go! Stop struggling to get out of quicksand (distressing thoughts and feelings)--letting it (them) be helps you escape! And so forth.

Not worksheets...at least until you cut and paste them into worksheet form. Have others? Send 'em in.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wellness Worksheet

From the book Core Concepts in Health, here's a four-page Wellness Worksheet - "Self Exploration: Identity, Values, Experiences, Goals." Do it to "learn more about your inner world." Why not?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dysfunctional Beliefs Handout

Buried amongst the many riches of the Specialty Behavioral Health site, here's a page about Dysfunctional Beliefs--a blend of cognitive distortions and some other good stuff (e.g., Self-Centeredness, Fallacy of Fairness).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Peaceful Mind

Not a worksheet, not even a workbook, but a CBT/mindfulness book that comes strongly recommended:  Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression.

Workbooks--CBT, self-esteem, anger management, and others--are collected at the TW-Amazon Bookstore.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Workbooks

From Bradford VTS Online, a collection of Online Resources on anger, bereavement, depression, panic, PTSD, social anxiety, sleep problems, stress, and much more.

Many, many more worksheets await in the mental health folder there. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Eating Disorder Recovery Guide

A free workbook by Joanna Popink, MFT is posted here at eatingdisorderrecovery.com  Title:  "Triumphant Journey, a self guided workbook to help you recover from an eating disorder."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Anxiety Management Worksheet

From Reji Matthew, Phd, here's a simple, one-page Anxiety Management Worksheet. Coping statements, problem-solving questions, resources...and done.

Abuse Survivor Workbooks

A new collection of Abuse Survivor Workbooks at the Therapy Worksheets Bookstore.  Not therapy substitutes, but maybe good in addition.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best-Ever Therapy Book List

At wheretheclientis.com, a reader-generated list of the Best-Ever Therapy Books.  Two categories--for therapists and for everyone.  Pile on:  Email, comment, or, better still, tweet your nominations (hashtag #therapybooks). 

A couple of workbooks already nom'd as of this posting:  Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, by Stephen Hayes and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, by Martha Davis, et al.  Got a favorite?  Add it!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Career Development Worksheet Collection

TW reader Julianne relayed the link to this giant Career Development and Guidance Worksheet Collection. A few links are dead, but that leaves lots and lots (and lots) that aren't. Thanks, Julianne!

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