Building Trust in Therapy

This worksheet can be used with clients who may have trust issues when starting therapy or counseling. It asks people to explore how trust issues are affecting their therapy work, such as limiting disclosure, reluctance to explore past trauma, inconsistency in attendance, and so on. It also offers even ways for clients can build trust and get the most out of their therapy or counseling sessions. (0424, trust, therapeutic alliance, progress)

Conduct a Behavioral Experiment to Address Your Problems

This worksheet challenges people to test their beliefs about their problems by trying new behaviors. The worksheet takes people through a systematic approach to trying new behaviors, including anticipating challenges and obstacles, observing changes, and analyzing the results of the “experiment.” (0424, behaviors, solution-oriented therapy, CBT)

Developing an Optimistic and Hopeful Mindset

This approach to increasing optimism is based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). The worksheet is designed to increase motivation, shift a person’s focus from problems to possibilities, stimulate creative thinking, and more. (0424, hope, depression, Solution Focused Therapy, agency)

Understanding Your Goals

This worksheet, based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is intended to help people see the importance of setting realistic goals. It asks people to envision how they want their future to look and then write 3 realistic goals that can guide their decisions and behaviors. It also asks them to think about people who can help them achieve their goals and designate small steps with each one bringing them closer to their goals. (0324, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, goal-setting, problem-solving)

Identifying How Past Success Can Help Solve Present Problems

This worksheet is from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and is designed to help people apply strengths they have used in solving past problems to their current situations. The worksheet explains why this process can be so helpful and presents a series of questions to explore how past solutions have helped. (0324, solution-focused therapy, problem-solving, decision-making)

Use Scaling Questions to Help You Achieve Your Goals

This is a technique advocated by Solution Focused Brief Therapy. It encourages clients to continually rate their progress in addressing their problems on a 1 to 10 scale. (0324, motivation, solution-focused therapy)

Imagine Your Problem Is Solved

This Solution-Focused therapy technique asks people to think in the future about what their lives will be like if their immediate problems were solved. (0324. SFBT, solutions, art therapy,)

Coping with “Stuck Point”

A “stuck point” is a term used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to describe thoughts or beliefs that limit growth, progress, and recovery. These thoughts act as barriers, blocking the journey toward mental and emotional well-being. This worksheet explains common types of “stuck points” such as mind-reading, personalization, “should” statements, and so on. People are asked to identify their dysfunctional thinking and how it affects their emotions and behaviors. (0124. CBT. cognitive behavior therapy, irrational thoughts).

Change Check-In for People Who Have Had Suicidal Thoughts

This worksheet is designed to help people who have started therapy reflect on how they have changed their thinking and behavior. (0124. suicide, suicidal ideation)

Written Exposure Therapy (WET)

The WET protocol is an evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment that may lead to a clinically significant reduction in PTSD symptoms over five treatment sessions. (0923. exposure, trauma, PTSD, short-term therapy)

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