A Career’s Worth Of Resources At Your Fingertips
It can take many years to build up a library of good quality, well designed resources. And as we all know, it can take many hours to create your own.
Let Psychology Tools do the creating and curating for you. We’ve built a huge online library of evidence-based materials that will support you at each step of your practice and save you time. Allowing you to focus on delivering great therapy, supported by expert tools and guidance grounded in a strong evidence base.
Resources for your client sessions
We all know that high quality resources are part of the professional toolkit for successful therapeutic outcomes. We have a range of different resource options for you to choose from to support your clients, depending on their specific needs. They can be used in session to support your interventions, between sessions for self-practice for the consolidation of new skills, or for psychoeducation. Our materials all come with practitioner guidance, written by expert clinicians, to help you deliver each tool effectively even if it is new to you.
Worksheets are forms for gathering information. Our worksheets can be used for clients to gather and record data outside sessions (a thought monitoring record, for example), or as forms that you can complete together in-session (such as a safety plan or therapy blueprint). Alternatively, you could start working on a worksheet with your client in-session and encourage them to complete it outside the session (for example, a behavioral experiment).
Our wide variety of worksheets include general forms that are widely applicable, disorder-specific worksheets, and logs that are used in specific therapies such as CBT, schema therapy, and compassion-focused therapy.
CBT is as much a doing therapy as it is a talking therapy. Exercises are used to introduce new ways of thinking, acting, and feeling to clients. They are an important part of our resource library and vital to your therapeutic toolkit. Our resources include both exercises that can be done with your clients in session and ones that can be given to complete out of session.
The exercises available at Psychology Tools have a variety of applications. You can use them to:
- Develop case conceptualizations, formulations, and treatment plans.
- Address specific difficulties, such as worry, insomnia, and self-focused attention.
- Introduce clients to new skills, such as grounding, problem-solving, relaxation, and assertiveness.
- Support key interventions, such as exposure and response prevention, safety planning with high-risk clients, and perspective-taking.
- Plan treatments and prepare for supervision.
Our information handouts can be really useful if your clients simply don’t know enough about a problem, or if you need to offer corrective information when working towards addressing misappraisals and misinterpretations. Psychology Tools information handouts are concise, accurate, and informative one-page introductions to a topic (for example, our new cognitive distortions series).
There’s never enough time to cover everything in a session, especially when you’re helping clients to develop new skills. Our guides cover topic areas that are too large to be distilled into a one-page resource. Typically covering practical exercises, skills development and psychoeducation, or more complex areas that require more information to be absorbed.
Guides are an effective way to help clients to understand the essential background to a topic. You can spend more time in-session teaching skills and how to implement them, so that your client can make progress faster.
Audio skills development tools
As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive library of resources to suit different learning styles and therapy tasks, our audio resources are available for you to prescribe as part of your practice, or to be used as stand-alone interventions.
Often suitable for transdiagnostic use, audio materials can help clients augment and consolidate what they have learnt in therapy, develop and practice new skills and techniques, or access additional support and create continuity between sessions. They are a particularly convenient and engaging way to help your clients and can add variety to your therapeutic toolkit. Clients can also use them while on the move, using a phone or mobile device.
Our audio resources have all been developed and professionally recorded by experienced clinical psychologists, so you can expect the same high quality as our written resources. We even provide scripts so that you can re-record exercises in your own voice.
Treatments That Work®
Authored by leading psychologists including David Barlow, Michelle Craske, and Edna Foa, Treatments That Work is a series of manuals and workbooks based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Each pair of books – therapist guide and client workbook – contains step by step procedures for delivering evidence-based psychological interventions and will help you to provide the best possible care for your clients.
You can use these workbooks:
- To plan treatment for a range of specific difficulties including depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, and substance use.
- As a self-help intervention that you guide the client through during sessions.
- As a supplement to therapy, which clients work through independently.
- To consolidate the content of your sessions.
- As an ongoing intervention at the end of treatment (e.g., for difficulties that haven’t been fully addressed).
Each book is available to download chapter-by-chapter, and Psychology Tools members with a currently active subscription to our ‘Complete’ Plan are licensed to share copies with their clients.
As well as topic-specific resources we also publish a variety of series in a number of different resource styles.
… And resources for you too
Our range of materials isn’t just for your clients, it’s for you too. Practitioners benefit from case conceptualization tools and essential CBT disorder-specific models and psychological assessment tools. There are resources for assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation stages, as well as materials for helping supervisees learn. Psychology Tools materials can help you at every part of your practice, as well as helping you stay on model and develop strong theory-practice links.
Our aim isn’t just to make it easier to deliver great therapy, but to also create tools that help to enhance what you do and give you confidence to use new resources and techniques to expand your practice. The professional versions of each resource have everything you need to help you use each tool most effectively: theoretical background, guidance and suggested prompts, and case examples. (If you’re already familiar with a resource or want to give it directly to a client, you can choose the more focused client version).
We’re constantly working on growing our library and expanding your knowledge by creating new resources, articles, and features. We even go back to update and improve older materials if the field has advanced since we created them. We’ll let you know every time something new is added so you can check it out.
Would you like a career’s worth of high-quality resources at your fingertips?