Are You Training To Become A Mental Health Professional?
As a student, the challenge of learning to become an effective therapist can feel overwhelming.
There’s so much to grasp and you want to do it all properly, while working out how everything links together. You may worry that you don’t understand the theories behind what you’re practicing, or that people can see it’s the first time you’ve used a worksheet or exercise before.
You know it’s most effective to use high quality resources in your client sessions and as homework for self-practice, but you have little money and no time to spend creating them. There are so many handouts that you need, but the task of sourcing them and building up your own library feels impossible. Despite this, you really want to do your best for your clients, giving them the right support to feel better and inspiring their confidence and trust.
We understand, because we have been in your shoes. That feeling of being overwhelmed is one of the reasons we set up Psychology Tools. Our tools are designed to help you deliver great therapy but also to help you learn more effectively, which will enhance your practice.
With Psychology Tools as part of your resource toolkit you will:
Feel prepared for every client session
Have an instant evidence-based resource library at your fingertips. Choose from a wide variety of materials for your clients – homework tasks, between session assignments or self-practice – with our primary resource library of 300+ worksheets, exercises and handouts.
Learn faster and understand more deeply
Our resources are all designed to help you create strong theory-practice links, facilitating more effective learning. We pay special attention to the theory underpinning our resources, and each one is fully referenced so you can build your knowledge and understanding.
Feel secure in delivering psychoeducation or explaining concepts to clients. Our worksheets help to reinforce points made in sessions, and make them more concrete. With descriptions, instructions and case examples for each resource, you’ll have everything you need to feel confident and prepared when using new exercises.
Develop best practice
Our evidence-based resources help you stay on model and reduce therapist drift. Cognitive behavioral models and case conceptualization tools help you understand and treat client problems more effectively.
I find Psychology Tools to be an invaluable resource. Many clinicians gather effective, evidence-based materials to use in sessions over the course of their careers; as a beginning clinician without these materials, I find it very helpful to have a go-to resource full of helpful handouts and worksheets to use in sessions. It saves me a ton of time that would have otherwise been spent searching the internet for quality, evidence-based handouts. (Katie Vagnini, doctoral student in clinical health psychology at the University of Colorado Denver)
My experience with Psychology Tools has been great. Access to such practical and useful materials has helped me and my patients to maintain organized, action-based activities throughout the course of treatment. The site is well organized, making it easy to find the right materials when I need them. Furthermore, the collection of available resources helped introduce me to activities and methods I was not aware of. Psychology Tools is a wonderful resource for the developing clinician. (Keegan Walker, doctoral student in clinical health psychology at the University of Colorado Denver)