Saturday, February 28, 2009

Smart Recovery Worksheets

Another worksheet motherlode, this time at Sections include...
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Stages of Change
  • Rational Thinking (aka CBT)
Pages about Core Beliefs, Cognitive Distortions, REBT, Family Systems, and more.

What's Smart Recovery? Had to look it up. Says wikipedia:
SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training) is an international non-profit organization which provides assistance to individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviors. The approach used is secular and science-based using non-confrontational motivational, behavioral and cognitive methods. Substance/activity dependence is viewed by the organization as a dysfunctional habit (rather than a disease), while allowing that it is possible that certain people have a predisposition towards addictive behavior.
Not the Twelve Steps. CBT, not HP. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mid-Ohio Worksheet Cornucopia

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services has posted a long list of recovery-related worksheets. Awaiting you there...
  • A 129-page Relapse Prevention workbook
  • A long list of handouts about Relationship Issues
  • A long list of handouts about Sexual Abuse
Lots of good stuff. Will try to sort through it for you at a later date. For now...enjoy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stress Reduction Worksheets

A series of free stress management worksheets designed for use with a not-free CD from You may find yourself able to stumble through without the audio. On the site, four CBT-infused printables:
  • Stress Diary
  • Thought Record
  • Key Questions
  • Facing Up to Your Fears
Meanwhile, remember to breathe.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

DBT Extras

More DBT help at--where else? These DBT Extras include:
  • Diary Cards
  • Flow Charts
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Behavior Chain Analysis
...among other items. Again, the Skills Training Manual is your best bet for figuring out what to do with these. Make Marsha Linehan smile. But, then, that costs.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

ADHD Resources

Not worksheets, but helpful nonetheless--here are two government-produced booklets about ADHD, posted at

Friday, February 20, 2009

Building Self-Esteem

Not-too-pricey and not-too-shabby for a self-esteem workout:  The Self-Esteem Workbook (link goes to TW Bookstore).  Also, again from SAMHSA, here's a free list of self-esteem building activities--affirmations, lists, and exercises.  Because you're worth it!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

PTSD How-Tos

These aren't exactly worksheets--they're "how-to" pages from  But they're easily cut & pasted.  Soon you'll have more PTSD worksheets than you know what to do with, among them:
Worth noting:  These skills aren't necessarily PTSD-specific and isn't a therapist.  But try 'em out.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Introduction to Mindfulness

Here's a six-page Introduction to Mindfulness from which includes several exercises, among them "Mindfulness in Your Morning Routine," "Mindfulness of Domestic Chores," "Take Ten Breaths," "Notice Five Things." All good and helpful for a whole raft of different symptoms. Try 'em out.

Monday, February 16, 2009

SAMHSA Manuals

Several SAMHSA manuals live here. Links include "Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults," "Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence," and several others. Your tax dollars at work.

Speech Therapy Link Avalanche

Judith Maginnis Kuster has collected an enormous list of speech therapy links--resources, worksheets, games, and more. Gigantic.

REBT Resource has several pages of info and worksheets about Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) posted here (requires cutting and pasting).

Pain Mangement Powerpoint

Next up, a Powerpoint pres about pain management from healthskills. Feel better.

Five Mindfulness Worksheets

From, here is a series of mindfulness worksheets imported from the sidebar. The doc/pdfs include "Introduction to Mindfulness," "Mindfulness of the Breath," "Step Out of Automatic Pilot," "Body Scan," and a "Mini-Mindfulness Exercise."

Just what is mindfulness, you ask? From the intro worksheet, a brief answer:
Mindfulness means to deliberately pay attention to whatever you are doing, right now. These pages can be read mindfully or with a mind not fully focused and aware that you are reading an article. Everything except sleep can be done mindfully. We can eat mindfully or we can think about past or future event without paying attention to our eating.
Now, mindfully click that link!

Anger Management Manual

A 54-page Anger Management manual here, SAMHSA's "Anger Management--A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients." Fifty-four pages! That'll keep you busy (and maybe even help).

Post Flurry

Happy President's Day. Heads up to regulars: I'm about to grab the old "Worksheets on the Web" sidebar listings and give them each their own post. That'll make them accessible, along with all other posts, via Labels. If the links look familiar to you, that'd be why. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Five Misc Therapy Worksheets

At, free samples designed to entice you to purchase their $30/90 worksheet pack. Samples include four worksheets intended for groups: Anger, Feelings, Relapse Prevention, and Step One (of the Twelve Steps). The last is a "Thinking Report Form" which looks--like the others--as if it would work with groups and individuals just fine. It's basically CBT-lite. As ever, let us know how they work if you try 'em. Enjoy.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Self-Help Worksheet Bonanza

Check out the Synergy Institute's long page of forms, worksheets, and assessments tracking, exploring, and quantifying all manner of life problems and solutions, from a Smart Grocery List to a Life Purpose Statement Worksheet to a Life Balance Assessment form. Love them and maybe you'll find yourself subscribing to Self-Improvement Magazine, published by the institute.

(Please remember the disclaimer at right--self-help and therapy are not necessarily the same thing. Need help? There are helpers.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

For Therapists: Treatment Planners

New at the TW Bookstore, a collection of Treatment Planners covering just about anything therapists are up to out there: Treatment Planners for adults, children, couples, families, groups, anxiety, depression, addiction...and on and on.

Also opening its virtual doors, a general For Therapists section. Check it out. Suggest additions, if you have them. Happy browsing.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Helpful Acceptance and Commitment Therapy resources linked on site co-managed by Jason Luomo, one of the authors of Learning ACT. Especially great are the linked illustrations of ACT principles--useful for ACT-ers and a simple introduction to some basics for the uninitiated.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Share Your Worksheets!

Share worksheets you've put together with others who may put them to good and great use. Email a .doc or .pdf to therapyworksheets [at] Please consider including a brief note explaining how you've used the worksheets (type of clients, setting, etc.) and any helpful hints you have about getting the most out of the material.

Sharing is caring. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

DBT Collection

A collection of client-written DBT worksheets lives here, covering the essentials--Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. For the originals, go to the book.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mindfulness MP3s

While these don't strictly qualify as "worksheets," mindfulness-seekers will find a good collection of mindfulness mp3s (and mindfulness news and info) at Live Mindfully. I like, for starters, the collection of short, guided meditations posted at MARC.

"Skills for Healthy Living"

Site put together by Bronwyn Thompson, an occupational therapist, collects words of wisdom and variety of worksheets--especially strong on pain management. Check it out here: