Category Archives: Therapist Things

These things are for behavioral health workers, especially therapists, counselors, social workers, case managers, peer recovery support specialists, etc. We try to be inclusive but really, who else wants to read about therapeutic modalities, interventions, and professional development? We know the joy of finding new session ideas or well-written client handouts you can download for free.

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Lead: Progressive Group Drawing

Creative expression group activity where everyone gets a turn adding one thing that each person must add to their own
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Exercise: Defining Sobriety

Awareness and insight increase motivation to change and allow us to develop personally meaningful plans of action. This writing exercise
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Download: Coping Skill Lists Collection

Free printable handouts for various populations. Distress tolerance lists from DBT packets, fun distracting activities lists, self-care ideas, ideas for
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Fear in a Hat

Expressing Fear Anonymously in Group Set-up this activity with a sincere tone to really get the most out of it.
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Personal Space Invader Printables

Basics Topic: Boundaries, Social Skills, Self-Control Supplies Needed: None Prep Time: No Prep Activity: Discussion Activities Age Range: Children & Teens Printables: Click
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Boundary Games

Basics Topic: Self-Control, Boundaries, Impulse-Control Supplies Needed: Hula Hoops (Optional) Prep Time: No Prep Activity: Physical & Discussion Activities Age Range: Children &
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12-Sided Coping/Recovery Dice

Basics Topic: Coping Skills, Substance Use, Recovery Supplies Needed: 12 Sided Dice Template, Scissors, Glue or Tape, Markers or Drawing Utensil
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Green Zone Conversations

Group Activity for Communication and Social Skills. “When you are talking to someone, it seems easy to talk about just