Making The Most Of Your Trial
Welcome to Psychology Tools!
Our job is to make your life as a mental health professional easier, and we’re delighted that you’ve created a Trial account. You can browse the whole site and will be able to download a selection of resources for inspection – although you may find that access to some resources is restricted to members with paid memberships. This short guide will introduce you to the kind of resources that we publish and the best ways to find them.
Psychology Tools is aimed at practitioners of all stages. Whether you’re a newly qualified therapist or counselor, a student, or an experienced clinician, our resources and tools will help you deliver more effective therapy.
The range of Psychology Tools resources
We publish a wide range of therapy resources to support your practice. These include:
- Worksheets: these are forms that you fill in with your client, or that they complete alone.
- Exercises: these are something that you do with your client, often to gather information, or so that they can learn a new skill.
- Information handouts: these are simple psychoeducation resources to help your clients (and their friends and family) learn more about a topic.
- Guides: these are short (20–30 pages) self-help resources to help your clients master a particular skill, and usually contain a mixture of psychoeducation, practical exercises, and skills development. Guides are only available to members with a Complete or Advanced plan.
- Audio: Psychology Tools audio collections are designed to help your clients to learn or develop a skill. These are only available to members with a Complete or Advanced plan.
- Treatments That Work® Titles: Psychology Tools has partnered with Treatments That Work, a series of evidence-based treatment programs. Over 20 titles are available to download chapter-by-chapter for users on a Complete plan. Choose from therapist guides and client workbooks.
- Series: As well as many topic-specific resources, we also publish a variety of series in a number of different resource styles.
How to find what you need
We know what it’s like: your client is arriving in five minutes and you need to feel prepared. We have developed different ways to help you to find what you need, when you need it, and have written a short guide here.
Downloading the resource you want
Once you have found the resource you want, you can download it in multiple languages and formats. As a Trial member you can download resources in the following formats:
- Professional version: the comprehensive choice, designed for clinicians. As well as a PDF of the resource, it contains the theoretical background, full references, therapist guidance, suggested prompts, and case examples where appropriate. Everything you need to be able to use the resource confidently.
- Client version: simpler and more focused, this version contains the blank resource PDF and ‘how to’ instructions where appropriate. It’s the best choice if you’re giving a resource directly to a client.
To download a resource:
1. Make sure that you are signed in
2. Choose the format you want
3. Use the drop-down menu to select your language
4. Click the download button
A Trial membership comes with a fixed number of downloads that are licensed for personal use only. To make your professional life easier you can upgrade to a Basic, Advanced, or Complete membership.
Key features of a Basic membership
- Access to over 300 worksheets, exercises, and information handouts
- Resources available in both professional versions (including practitioner guidance) and client versions
- Resources available in 70+ languages
- Licensed to use and share resources with your clients
Key features of an Advanced membership
- All the key features of a Basic membership
- Additional formats: fillable PDF, editable PPT and DOC
- Audio therapy resources to share with your clients
- Ebooks and guides
- Emailing files to your clients directly from the website to save your time
Key features of a Complete membership
- All the key features of an Advanced membership
- Over 240 Treatments That Work chapters
Learn more about Psychology Tools plans and resources here.