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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.
My Fears
My Fears
This children's anxiety worksheet will help prompt the client to identify, describe, and address their fears. Children are asked to list their fears, describe their thoughts about the fears, identify where in their body they sense the feeling, and finally to create a plan for dealing with fear.
Goodbye Letter
Goodbye Letter
Help children describe their grief using this writing exercise. Your client will describe who they are grieving, special memories with that person, and lessons learned from the relationship. This worksheet will be helpful with children who have difficulty talking about their loss.
How I Feel
How I Feel
This CBT tool for children encourages the identification of emotions, triggering events, and coping skills. Children are given examples of emotions and positive coping skills to help with the completion of the worksheet. Simple and to the point!
Automatic Thoughts
Automatic Thoughts
This CBT tool educates clients about automatic thoughts and the benefits of changing them. An example is given, and clients are encouraged to identify their own automatic thoughts and new replacement thoughts.

The text reads: "Our thoughts control how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Positive thoughts lead to us feeling good and negative thoughts can put us down. Sometimes our thoughts happen so quickly that we fail to notice them, but they can still affect our mood. These are called automatic thoughts. Oftentimes, our automatic thoughts are negative and irrational. Identifying these negative automatic thoughts and replacing them with new rational thoughts can improve our mood."
Building Discrepancy
Building Discrepancy
One goal of Motivational Interviewing is to build discrepancy between the client's current behavior and their desired behavior. Use this Motivational Interviewing worksheet to help clients understand how their current drug and alcohol use affects various areas of their life.
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.
My Stages of Grief
My Stages of Grief
Use this worksheet to help clients explore how they have coped with each of the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). If clients have gotten stuck in one of the stages, encourage them to explore this point deeper. Try pairing this worksheet with the "Stages of Grief" education printout.
The Stages of Grief (Education Printout)
The Stages of Grief (Education Printout)
This printout includes education about the five stages of grief (the Kübler-Ross model). Each of the five stages--denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance--are defined. Try pairing it with the "My Stages of Grief" worksheet.
Related tools: My Stages of Grief
Grief Sentence Completion
Grief Sentence Completion
Help children and adolescents begin to process their grief by completing this sentence completion exercise. This worksheet may be helpful for children who are having difficulty beginning to talk about their loss.
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