Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner

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  • Copyright: 2014-02-17
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This guide contains 92 ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. Featuring new and updated assignments and exercises that coordinate with evidence-based treatment, the assignments found in this reference are grouped by behavioral problems including depression, low self esteem, anxiety, dependency, eating disorder, and phase of life problems. An accompanying CD-ROM allows clinicians to customize the assignments to fit a particular client need or treatment situation. The companion CD-ROM is not included as part of the e-book file, but is available for download after purchase.

Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® Series Preface
SECTION 1: Anger Control Problems
Exercise 1.A Alternatives to Destructive Anger
Exercise 1.B Anger Journal
Exercise 1.C Assertive Communication of Anger
SECTION 2: Antisocial Behavior
Exercise 2.A How I Have Hurt Others
Exercise 2.B Letter of Apology
Exercise 2.C Three Acts of Kindness
SECTION 3: Anxiety
Exercise 3.A Analyze the Probability of a Feared Event
Exercise 3.B Past Successful Anxiety Coping
Exercise 3.C Worry Time
SECTION 4: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) – Adult
Exercise 4.A Problem-Solving: An Alternative to Impulsive Action
Exercise 4.B Self-Monitoring/Self-Reward Program
Exercise 4.C Symptoms and Fixes for ADD
SECTION 5: Bipolar – Depression
Exercise 5.A Early Warning Signs of Depression
Exercise 5.B Identifying and Handling Triggers
SECTION 6: Bipolar – Mania
Exercise 6.A Keeping a Daily Rhythm
Exercise 6.B Recognizing the Negative Consequences of Impulsive Behavior
Exercise 6.C What Are My Good Qualities?
Exercise 6.D Why I Dislike Taking My Medication
SECTION 7: Borderline Personality
Exercise 7.A Journal and Replace Self Defeating Thoughts
Exercise 7.B Plan Before Acting
SECTION 8: Chemical Dependence
Exercise 8.A Aftercare Plan Components
Exercise 8.B Identifying Relapse Triggers and Cues
Exercise 8.C Relapse Prevention Planning
Exercise 8.D Relapse Triggers
Exercise 8.E Substance Abuse Negative Impact Versus Sobriety’s Positive Impact
SECTION 9: Childhood Trauma
Exercise 9.A Changing from Victim to Survivor
Exercise 9.B Deep Breathing Exercise
Exercise 9.C Feelings and Forgiveness Letter
SECTION 10: Chronic Pain
Exercise 10.A Pain and Stress Journal
SECTION 11: Cognitive Deficits
Exercise 11.A Memory Aid – Personal Information Organizer
Exercise 11.B Memory Enhancement Techniques
SECTION 12: Dependency
Exercise 12.A Making Your Own Decisions
Exercise 12.B Satisfying Unmet Emotional Needs
Exercise 12.C Taking Steps Toward Independence
SECTION 13: Dissociation
Exercise 13.A Describe the Trauma
Exercise 13.B Staying Focused on the Present Reality
SECTION 14: Eating Disorders and Obesity
Exercise 14.A A Reality Journal: Food, Weight, Thoughts, and Feelings
Exercise 14.B How Fears Control My Eating
SECTION 15: Educational Deficits
Exercise 15.A My Academic and Vocational Strengths
Exercise 15.B The Advantages of Education
SECTION 16: Family Conflict
Exercise 16.A Applying Problem-¬Solving to Interpersonal Conflict
Exercise 16.B A Structured Parenting Plan
SECTION 17: Female Sexual Dysfunction
Exercise 17.A Factors Influencing Negative Sexual Attitudes
Exercise 17.B Study Your Body: Clothed and Unclothed
SECTION 18: Financial Stress
Exercise 18.A Plan a Budget
SECTION 19: Grief/Loss Unresolved
Exercise 19.A Creating a Memorial Collage
Exercise 19.B Dear _______________: A Letter to a Lost Loved One
SECTION 20: Impulse Control Disorder
Exercise 20.A Impulsive Behavior Journal
SECTION 21: Intimate Relationship Conflicts
Exercise 21.A How Can We Meet Each Other’s Needs and Desires?
Exercise 21.B Positive and Negative Contributions to the Relationship: Mine and Yours
SECTION 22: Legal Conflicts
Exercise 22.A Accept Responsibility for Illegal Behavior
Exercise 22.B Crooked Thinking Leads to Crooked Behavior
SECTION 23: Low Self-Esteem
Exercise 23.A Acknowledging My Strengths
Exercise 23.B Replacing Fears with Positive Messages
SECTION 24: Male Sexual Dysfunction
Exercise 24.A Journaling the Response to Nondemand, Sexual Pleasuring (Sensate Focus)
SECTION 25: Medical Issues
Exercise 25.A How I Feel About My Medical Treatment
Exercise 25.B The Impact of My Illness
SECTION 26: Obsessive--Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Exercise 26.A Interrupting Your Obsessions/Compulsions
Exercise 26.B Making Use of the Thought-¬Stopping Technique
Exercise 26.C Reducing the Strength of Compulsive Behaviors
SECTION 27: Panic / Agoraphobia
Exercise 27.A Coping Card
Exercise 27.B Monitoring My Panic Attack Experiences
SECTION 28: Paranoid Ideation
Exercise 28.A Check Suspicions Against Reality
SECTION 29: Parenting
Exercise 29.A Learning to Parent as a Team
Exercise 29.B The Two Sides of Parenting
Exercise 29.C Using Reinforcement Principles in Parenting
SECTION 30: Phase of Life Problems
Exercise 30.A What Needs to be Changed in My Life?
Exercise 30.B What’s Good About Me and My Life?
SECTION 31: Phobia
Exercise 31.A Four Ways to Reduce Fear
Exercise 31.B Gradually Reducing Your Phobic Fear
SECTION 32: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Exercise 32.A How the Trauma Affects Me
Exercise 32.B Share the Painful Memory
SECTION 33: Psychoticism
Exercise 33.A What Do You Hear and See?
SECTION 34: Sexual Abuse Victim
Exercise 34.A A Blaming Letter and a Forgiving Letter to Perpetrator
Exercise 34.B Picturing the Place of the Abuse
SECTION 35: Sexual Identity Confusion
Exercise 35.A Journal of Sexual Thoughts, Fantasies, Conflicts
Exercise 35.B To Whom and How to Reveal My Homosexuality
SECTION 36: Sleep Disturbance
Exercise 36.A Sleep Pattern Record
SECTION 37: Social Anxiety
Exercise 37.A Becoming Assertive
Exercise 37.B Restoring Socialization Comfort
SECTION 38: Somatization
Exercise 38.A Controlling the Focus on Physical Problems
SECTION 39: Spiritual Confusion
Exercise 39.A My History of Spirituality
Exercise 39.B Your Spiritual Inheritance Inventory
SECTION 40: Suicidal Ideation
Exercise 40.A Journal of Distorted, Negative Thoughts
Exercise 40.B No Self-Harm Contract
Exercise 40.C Strategies to Resist Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
Exercise 40.D The Aftermath of Suicide
SECTION 41: Type A Behavior
Exercise 41.A Developing Noncompetitive Values
SECTION 42: Unipolar Depression
Exercise 42.A Identify and Schedule Pleasant Activities
Exercise 42.B Negative Thoughts Trigger Negative Feelings
Exercise 42.C Positive Self--Talk
SECTION 43: Vocational Stress
Exercise 43.A A Vocational Action Plan
Appendix A: Additional Assignments for Presenting Problems
Appendix B: Alphabetical Index of Exercises
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