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Psychology Tools

Helping You Feel Prepared To Deliver Effective Therapy

Psychology Tools
Published
25 September 2019

September 2019 marked the release of our most advanced version of Psychology Tools yet. A year in the making, it is the next step in our goal to ensure that therapists always have access to the high-quality tools they need to deliver effective therapy. There are so many new features packed into this release that we’ve written a short guide to help you to make the most of what we have to offer.

Our resources are as flexible as your practice

Your clients learn in unique ways, and each will need you to scaffold their therapeutic journey differently. Psychology Tools resources are available in multiple formats to help you to adapt to what your clients need. We have over a dozen resource types including:

  • The Full Pack is our best all-rounder. Each worksheet, handout, or exercise is accompanied by a description, instructions, case examples (where appropriate), and citations. Professionally designed and easily printed, they contain everything you need to support your clients.
  • Fillable PDF worksheets allow your more tech-savvy clients to record their experiences digitally. These files work best in Acrobat Reader.
  • Editable resources are available in Microsoft Powerpoint and Word formats. They allow you to customize a tool to your client’s needs.
  • Psychology Tools Guides provide a deep-dive into a topic. These are written for clients who want to know more about what they are experiencing and how to move forward. Our guide to trauma and dissociation is available to members with an Advanced subscription.
  • We learn best through practice and not everything needs to be written down. Psychology Tools therapy audio supports your clients to develop skills without forms or handouts.

 

Making it easier for your clients to change

Whether you call it homework, self-practice, or out-of-session work, effective clinicians know that homework engagement is an important predictor of therapeutic gains. Psychology Tools now allows you to email resources directly to your clients, making sure they have what they need to practice tasks between sessions. You can email PDF worksheets, fillable forms, and even our audio collections.

Find what you want, when you want

As a library of tools grows it can be harder to find what you want: that’s why we have upgraded our search and filtering options. If you browse our All Resources page you will notice new filtering options.

Using the search box on the front page takes you to a filtered list of all the resources relevant to your search term

Use the ‘Problem’, ‘Therapy tool’, and ‘Language’ filters to refine your search as you browse resources

Use the ‘Professional’ and ‘Self-Help’ menus to explore resources by problem, therapeutic orientation, technique, or mechanism

Use the search feature in the menu bar to search the whole site

New resources, new topics, new populations

This update sees the release of a selection of Psychology Tools resources developed specifically for working with children and young people. We always focus on streamlining the concepts in our tools but have paid extra attention to the use of design and illustration of these resources, even using a typeface which is particularly legible. Just click here (or type ‘children’ into one of the search boxes) to see what we’ve been working on.

Talking to your clients in their language

We have built the world’s biggest library of multi-lingual therapy resources. With nearly 2000 tools across 53 languages you can support your clients whatever language they speak. We carefully format resources identically in each language, allowing you to work effectively even when you and your client don’t share a common language. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our members have had to say:

“I work with in a multicultural setting, with a population that speaks different languages. Being a bilingual clinician, it is useful for me to be able to provide information to my clients in their language. They feel validated and the information provided is useful in their treatment.”

“I love having the worksheets in various languages. I work in English, French and Dutch, so that is really useful for me in my work as a psychologist.”