Social Skills

It’s never too late to learn or improve on social skills! Help your patients refine their social skills with our counseling resources. Check out social skills worksheets for adults, games, handouts, brochures and other resources that are perfect before, during, or after your next session. Sign up with us today and you’ll get instant access to all of Between Sessions cognitive therapy worksheets and other resources. Be sure to check out our social skills counseling resources for children and teens, too.

Thinking About Your Emotional Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their emotional strengths and how they can bring these strengths to their current problems. It contains a list of strengths for clients to rate, as well as questions about how significant others perceive the person’s emotional strengths. Form Type: PDF (0415) ACT, DBT

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Comparing Points of View — This form is designed to help people see that other's may have a different point of view when they are upset. Form Type: PDF

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Compromise is the Foundation of Good Relationship — This is a cartoon about relationships. (PDF)

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Thinking About Emotions Game — This worksheet is designed to help people think and talk about their feelings. Players pitch a penny on the worksheet and then talk about the feeling where the penny lands. The game can be played in a small group or even by an individual. (emotional intelligence, depression, communication, social skills, 0317)

The Importance of Self-Disclosure-Game — This simple game is designed to help people reveal their thoughts and feelings to others and to reinforce the mental health benefits of self-disclosure. It consists of a die with six questions that can be printed and assembled. A blank template die can be used to custom-make other self-disclosure games. PDF (0216, communication, social skills)

Show Your Feelings Role Play Games — Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings. PDF

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Kindness-Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. Form Type: PDF (0715)

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How Do You Want to Be Treated? — This worksheet is designed to help people think about how others can help them with their psychological problems. The worksheet asks them to think about both the things that they want from others as well as the things they don’t want. (depression, social skills, communication, 0417)

What Are They Saying — This worksheet asks people to imagine what a person is thinking or saying by simply looking at his body language. (social skills, Asperger Syndrome, social anxiety, 1216)

Nothing Small About Small Talk — This worksheet is designed to help people with social anxiety practice simple conversational skills. The worksheet gives tips on how to handle social conversations and assignments to practice spontaneous conversations. (shyness, social anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, 2016)

Building Your Support System to Overcome Anxiety — This worksheet is designed to help people create a support system. It asks people to think about friends, family, and acquaintances who can help with a problem, help with a task, support mistakes and bad habits, and more. (social skills, recovery, anxiety).

Anticipating Difficult Holiday Interactions — This worksheet is designed to help people deal with difficult interactions during a holiday event. The worksheet asks the user to think about what kind of difficult interactions are likely to occur and consider positive ways to respond. (holiday stress, communication, difficult people, 1116)

Are Your Judgments Causing You Problems — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their negative judgements and how these affect their moods and behavior. The worksheet asks individuals to think about how they judge others as well as themselves. (DBT, CBT, anxiety, depression, 1116)

Positive and Negative Influences — This worksheet is intended to help people evaluate others around them who are positive and negative influences, and to see how these people can benefit or harm them. PDF (peer pressure, addictions, social intelligence).

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

Building Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people think about the people in their support system and the kinds of support they might be missing. PDF (0116)

Focusing On Solutions — This worksheet will help you start thinking about how you solved problems in the past and how your life can be better today when you make even small changes. Focusing on solutions, rather than dwelling on your problem, can open many new possibilities. PDF (solution oriented therapy, problem solving, positive attitude, 0116)

Your Vision of Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people in a relationship think about the things they really want together and talk about their differences. PDF (relationship, marriage, conflicts, marriage counseling)

Words You Want to Hear — Everyone likes encouragement, but most people don’t get enough support when they really need it. This worksheet is intended to help people think about the words they really want to hear and give themselves “self-support” anytime they need it. PDF (0116, praise, self-image, identify, support).

Brainstorming Solutions To Your Problems — This brainstorming technique asks people to identify a specific problem and then come up with 10 uncensored solutions while they complete a mindful "coloring activity." PDF (0116)

What Did You Learn in Grade School? — This worksheet asks people to think back to their years in grade school and the “life lessons” they learned. Answering the questions on this worksheet will likely bring up other thoughts and memories about what happened in these childhood years. (PDF 0115)

How Do Others See You? — The first part of this worksheet asks people to answer questions about themselves and then a second part can be used to ask the same questions to others. The worksheet is intended to help people see if their perception of themselves is very different than how others see them (PDF, 1215)

Just Scribble — This worksheet can be used for two purposes: to help people relax when anxious or stressed and to help people think about their feelings. PDF (1116, relaxation, insight)

You Decide-Fork In The Road — This worksheet is designed to help people consider the merits of important decisions. PDF (quick,1015)

Make a Movie of Your Life — This worksheet is designed to help people think about and communicate important aspects of their self-image. The worksheet asks a people to name a movie about their life and draw a picture of the most important scene. PDF (quick, Narrative Therapy, 1015)

Get Back In Touch — This worksheet can help people think about others who have been important in the past. The exercise asks people to write a “postcard” to get back in touch with someone important in their life, helping them focus on their memories and their values. PDF (Narrative Therapy, 1015)

Be Aware of Your Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people see how their character strengths can be important in seeing solutions to daily problems. PDF (ACT, 1015)

Take A Step Toward Something That Scares You — This form can help people see that they don’t have to avoid the things that scare them. The best way to conquer a fear is to approach it in small steps. Form Type: PDF (Anxiety, Quick, 0915)

Write A Letter To Your Problem — This Narrative Therapy technique is designed to help people externalize a specific problem and motivate them to develop new behaviors to help overcome it. (Narrative Therapy, Quick, 0815)

Take A Break — This worksheet encourages people to take a day off from their stress and dedicate that one day to relaxing. Form Type: PDF (Quick, Solution Focused)

What Are Your Positive Psychological Skills? — This worksheet is designed to help people see their positive psychological skills and apply them to their current mental health issues. Form Type: PDF (0815, Solution Focused)

Understanding Your Emotions When You Are Upset — This worksheet is designed to help people understand their emotions when they are upset and learn positive coping techniques to handle difficult emotions. Form Type: PDF (0715)

Asking for What You Want & Need — This worksheet is designed to help people think about how assertive they are when they ask for something. Form Type: PDF (DBT, 0615)

If the Problem Were A TV Show — This worksheet is a Narrative Therapy technique which can be used to help clients get more perspective on their presenting problem and see that they have the power to change their “life story" Type: PDF (1114)

Practicing Assertive Communication — This worksheet helps clients to identify a conflict, describe it in nonjudgmental terms, explain how the other person's behavior has affected them, and ask for a specific response. File Type:PDF

How Do You Deal With Conflicts? — This short questionnaire gives clients the opportunity to identify their behaviors and attitudes as assertive, aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive, and provides some information about conflict strategies. File Type: PDF

Acts of Kindness Lead to Happiness — This form can be used to help clients who have mild to moderate depression. The form can also be used for clients who are not clinically depressed but who are seeking a happier and more fulfilling life. (PDF)

Are You Ready To Date? — This worksheet will help people think about the issues in dating after a divorce or the break-up of a long-term relationship. (Form Type: PDF)

Creating A Gratitude Journal — This research based form can be used to treat mild-depression and help people through difficult times. Form Type: PDF

Thinking About Others When You Have A Problem — This worksheet is designed to help individuals see the value of helping others in modifying their emotions.PDF

Managing Expectations In A Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people identify if they have unreasonable expectations in a relationship and if this is causing a problem.PDF

Identifying Emotional Abuse — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotional abuse in their own behavior or the behavior of others. PDF

How to Take a Time Out When Arguing — This worksheet is designed to help people know when arguing is unproductive and they need to take a time-out.

Fostering Closeness In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples find activities that would be mutually enjoyable. PDF

Evaluating Your Relationship — This seven question form is designed to people a quick sense of how satisfied they are with their relationship and to identify areas they wish to see improvement. PDF

Dealing With Frustration In A Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people communicate the things that frustrate them in a relationship in a positive way. (PDF)

Thinking About the Roles In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people evaluate their roles and responsibilities in a relationship and discuss whether they wish any of their roles to change.PDF

Relationship Memory Quiz — This worksheet asks couples to remember the last time that they did important things together (had a date, had an argument, etc.) and then compare their answers with the intent of understanding their partner’s point of view. PDF

Confronting Issues In Your Relationship — This worksheet asks couples to prioritize issues that are important in their relationship, and then decide which ones would be easiest to change. Form Type: PDF

Trusting Too Much or Too Little — This worksheet is designed to help people learn about their "style" of trusting others in different relationships.PDF

Finding People With Common Interests — This worksheet is designed to help people expand their social system by finding people in common interest groups. PDF

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger. Form Type: PDF

Emotions Below The Tip of The Iceberg — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotions that they hide from others. Form Type: PDF

Taking A Closer Look At Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people work on their relationships by seeing the similarities and differences they have with their partners. PDF

Preparing To Break Up — This worksheet can help individuals in a relationship anticipate how a partner might react to a breakup. PDF

Changing Faulty Assumptions In Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help people see that unrealistic assumptions can interfere with a positive relationships. Form Type: PDF

Asking For and Giving Forgiveness — This worksheet helps clients think about the importance of forgiveness in their relationships. (Form Type PDF)

Handling Frustration — This worksheet is designed to help people gain some perspective on how they react to frustration. PDF

Adult Bullying — This worksheet explores useful ways to deal with adult bullying. (PDF)

Managing Disagreements — This worksheet teaches some basic rules about handling disagreements with others. PDF

Saying How You Feel — This worksheet teaches people to state their feelings clearly using "I" statements. PDF

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