Saturday, November 14, 2009

Good Medicine: Handouts, Relaxation Training, and Blog

Inbox item from Dr. James Hawkins at
There are several hundred other freely downloadable handouts and questionnaires on my site that your readers might find helpful. See:

And there’s also a freely available eight session relaxation course complete with handouts and eighteen downloadable relaxation MP3 files:

And a pretty regular dozen or so monthly posts to the “Evidence-based blog on stress, health & wellbeing” that I write:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Depression

At the Therapy Worksheets Bookstore, check out the Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression, by Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson.  It's a "third wave" approach to tackling depression.  Instead of challenging and replacing negative thoughts as in o.g. CBT, clients are encouraged to acknowledge and accept their moods.  The concept being, depression and anxiety (covered in another workbook) are along for the ride, but you're in charge, you don't have to let them take the wheel.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Help for Helpers

From TW sister sites, help for helping professionals:

Building a private practice? Try Where the Client Is, an online blogzine about launching and growing a private practice. Promotion and marketing tips, interviews with experienced clinicians, etc. Also, offers inexpensive web design for therapists.

If you're working toward the social work licensing exam, look at Social Work Test Prep. Lots of useful stuff, including links to free practice exams around the web, flash cards, exam tutoring, and more.

And, for everyone, if you're in L.A. and thinking about therapy, contact Will Baum, LCSW. After a free 15-minute consultation you'll either have found your therapist or gotten a referral to one that's right for you.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Big CBT Worksheet Page

From, bunches of CBT worksheets. Lots of good stuff, including:
  • Anxiety, Depression, Assertiveness, Relaxation, Self-Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, Pain
Just to name a few.