Weekly Mood Chart
Mood tracking can be a powerful technique for clients who are having difficulty identifying the source of negative emotions. Patterns in moods might be difficult to detect during the hurry of day-to-day life, but they jump out from a completed mood chart.
Ask your client to carry the Weekly Mood Chart with them for seven days between sessions, and jot down a few notes in each square. Entries can be as simple as "anxious", "happy", "can't sleep (worrying)", or "neutral". It will also be important for your client to write down a short reminder of what they did each day so their emotional patterns can be discussed with a bit of context.