Behavior

Help teens overcome their behavioral issues with therapy worksheets from Between Sessions. Our cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets are designed to help teens tackle issues like arriving late to class, managing stress, handling anger at school and more. Each of our cognitive behavior therapy worksheets is developed by a professional therapists who understand what resources therapists need before, during, and after a session with their teen clients. Be sure to check out our behavior worksheets for children, too, and download what you need today.

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My Behavioral Contract — This contract identifies behaviors that children need to work on, and lists specific rewards if they achieve their goals.Form Type PDF

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation — Progressive Muscle Relaxation: This tool includes a link to a 12-minute audio which can be used to guide clients through progressive muscle relaxation. It also includes a chart to help a person develop the habit of spending time each day practicing relaxation. File Type: PDF plus Audio. (0215)

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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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Acting Opposite to Your Impulses — If you find that your emotions are causing you to behave in ways which are self-defeating, you can use this worksheet to find out what happens if you do the opposite of what you would normally do. (DBT, CBT, Behavior Program, 1016)

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The Color of Character — This chart can be used to help kids learn the six important character traits and demonstrate these behaviors at least once a week. Recommended ages 8-14. (character education, behavior management, 1017)

Developing Your Nurturing Inner Voice — This worksheet is designed to help people replace a critical inner voice with a more nurturing one. It asks the user to imagine a caring person in his or her life and internalize what this person is saying along with the feelings these statements engender. PTSD, depression, CBT, 0117)

Thinking About Your Self-Image — This worksheet is designed to help teens start thinking about their character traits and behaviors and which ones they would like to change. (Values, Self-Image)

Controlling Your Urges — This worksheet is designed to help people control their urges by activating the thinking part of their brains and make decisions that will interrupt the cycle of self-defeating behaviors. (addiction, self-control, impulse control, 0816)

Accepting Your Mistakes & Moving Forward — This worksheet is designed to help people understand factors that led to a significant mistake and to identify what they can do differently to avoid repeating this mistake. (CBT, 0416)

What Are They Really Saying? — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a “body language” vocabulary. The worksheet can help people see that we can read the non-verbal communication of others, and then respond appropriately. PDF (0216, non-verbal communication, body language, Asperger’s Syndrome, social skills)

Give Yourself A Compliment — This simple technique asks people to think about something positive they did each day and give themselves a compliment. Recommended for anyone going through a difficult time, but particularly for people who are anxious or depressed. A positive attitude is an important part of good mental health. PDF (quick, 1095

Prescriptions For Happiness — You can use this worksheet to create a prescription pad of simple research-based assignments that are associated with increased happiness and a positive attitude. PDF (behavior assignments, quick, 0815)

Be A Superhero — This worksheet encourages people to think about the super powers they would like to have and how they would use them. (Art Therapy, Quick, 0815)

Do Something Different — This simple behavior assignment can help people who feel they are stuck in unhealthy patterns. Form Type: PDF (0815, quick assignment)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Think Before You Act — This form can be used to give people a visual reminder to stop and think before they act. This is particularly helpful for kids and teens, but is a useful technique for adults too. Form Type: PDF (0315)

Life Goals Worksheet — This worksheet is designed to help individuals identify goals in seven broad areas: Health, Financial, Professional, Relationships, Enjoyment, Personal Growth and Community/Spiritual. Type: PDF (1014)

Happiness Habit Worksheet — This worksheet can be used to help clients keep to a 21-day program of activities which are known to stimulate the biochemical associated with a positive mood. (View & Print)

Breaking A Problem or Task Into Small Steps — This worksheet will help people who having a difficult time solving a problem or are procrastinating about a particular task. Form Type: PDF

Arriving Late To Class — This worksheet explains what a student should do if they are late to class. (Form Type: PDF)

What Triggers Your Explosive Behaviors? — This worksheet is designed to help individuals keep a log of their strong emotions and the events that precede angry feelings and explosive outbursts. PDF

Are You Explosive At School? — This form has been designed to help teens recognize the degree to which their sudden anger or other strong emotion will affect them at school and what the consequences may be to this type of behavior. (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

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.

Identifying Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people identify a support system of individuals they can contact in times of emotional distress. PDF

Making Positive Statements About Yourself — This worksheet encourages people to make positive statements about themselves. Form Type:PDF

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

The Anger Volcano — This worksheet is designed to help people see the feelings and events that can lead up to an "explosion" of anger. PDF

Anger and Gender — This worksheet is designed to help people see the role of gender in expressing anger. (PDF)

Rules In Your Home — This worksheet is designed to help teens understand and respect rules in their home. PDF

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

Personal Meaning and Direction — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their values and goals. PDF

Ways to Control Anger — This worksheet helps clients keep track of their progress on learning anger control techniques. PDF

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

When You are Supposed To Pay Attention — This worksheet will help kids and teens identify behaviors that distract others.PDF

Getting Ready For School — This worksheet is designed to help children and teens prioritize morning activities so that they can get to school on time. PDF

Choosing Positive Thinking — This worksheet is designed to help teens develop a positive thinking style. Form Type: PDF

Communicating Without Anger — This worksheet asks people to rate themselves on how well they use 9 basic communication skills. Form Type: PDF

Labeling People — This worksheet can be used with children and teens to help them see the problem with labeling others. PDF

Rules for Better Communication — This worksheet will help people develop better rules for communicating. PDF

How Inflexible Are You — This worksheet will help people identify attitudes they have that are inflexible and acknowledge there are other ways to act. PDF

Teaching Patience — This difficult maze will test a child's patience. Use it to observe a child's reaction to frustration and teach new coping skills. Form Type:PDF

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