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Anger Warning Signs
Anger Warning Signs
This worksheet is intended to be used in the beginning anger management treatment to help educate clients about their physical and behavioral responses to anger. We recommend taking time helping the client identify their earliest warning signs of anger that might be less obvious and more difficult to recognize.

Worksheet copy reads: "Sometimes anger can affect what you say or do before you even recognize the feeling. This is especially true if you feel angry all the time. You may become so used to the feeling of anger that you don't notice it, sort of like how you can hear the sound of an air condition or the humming of a refrigerator but block it from your mind. Even if you aren't thinking about your feelings, they influence how you behave. The first step to managing anger is learning to recognize your personal warning signs that tell you how you feel."
Creating a Token Economy
Creating a Token Economy
Use this worksheet to reinforce important points when helping a parent establish a token economy with their child. Token economies are an effective way to change behavior through the use of positive reinforcement.
Gratitude Journal
Gratitude Journal
Several studies have show a link between gratitude and well-being (for one, see Emmons, R. A. & McCullough, M. E., 2003). This worksheet will act as a reminder and a guideline for clients who may be journaling for the first time.
Postcard Art Activity
Postcard Art Activity
This postcard activity requires a bit of creativity from both the therapist and client. The printout depicts the back of a basic postcard. Here's our vision for its use: Clients write a short message to someone who they miss, someone who they need to communicate with, or to someone with whom they want to share. On the back of the paper (the side without any print), the client can represent their feelings or their message through artwork. However, you're the professional. Use this template as you see fit!
What is ADD / ADHD?
What is ADD / ADHD?
Educating parents and children about ADD / ADHD can help in the treatment of the disorder. Parents who lack an understanding of ADHD may blame their child for behaviors that are very difficult for them to control because of their diagnosis. This printout defines ADHD, lists symptoms, and describes other important traits of the disorder.
Mental Status Exam
Mental Status Exam
The mental status exam (MSE) is a tool used by clinicians to assess the functioning of a client. Use this MSE to record observations, mood, cognition, perception, thoughts, behaviors, insight, and judgment of a client. This therapy worksheet fits neatly on one page.
The Human Brain (Diagram)
The Human Brain (Diagram)
This simple brain diagram can be used to educate clients about how substances affect the brain, how the brain changes during development, or what parts of the brain are involved with different processes. Get creative and let children draw on this worksheet to help them learn the brain's functions.
ADHD Interventions for Parents
ADHD Interventions for Parents
This printout lists and describes six interventions for parents to use with their children who have ADHD. The interventions include using praise, creating a reward system, creating a simple list of rules, homework hour, establishing structure, and the effective use of consequences. This list will be most effective when presented along with psychoeducation in session.
Behavior Chart
Behavior Chart
Use this blank behavior chart to establish five goals and track them throughout the week. For children, use stickers to indicate if the goal was met for each day. Try setting up a reward system for completing one goal, five goals, or an entire week worth of goals. Let kids make the goal sheet their own by decorating the blank areas.
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Coat of Arms / Family Crest
Coat of Arms / Family Crest
Use this coat of arms worksheet as an artistic prompt. Clients draw, paint, or use any other medium to represent themselves in each of the shield's quadrants. Tailor the topics to the client. For example, a client dealing with family issues can represent their role in the family in one section, something that makes their family special in another section, and a family tradition in another section. Ask clients to title their shield in the banner at the bottom.
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