By Cassie Jewell, LPC, LSATP
Updated September 20, 2019
This is a list of worksheets, activities, and discussion guides I created to use with clients my clients. Feel free to print/reproduce/share. Please check back frequently as I will update regularly!
A list of ideas for group facilitation. Perfect for substance use treatment.
A list of various check-in prompts to use with each group member at the beginning of a process group
Each group member writes a mini-autobiography that can be presented in 3-5 minutes. Group members take turns reading their autos. A good icebreaker activity.
Icebreaker activity – good for newly formed groups. Each group member writes down other clients’ names. The facilitator then reads each “impression” and group members have the opportunity to share their answers. Group facilitator can link this activity to how addiction and mental illness are “invisible” (optional).
Another group icebreaker activity! Print/cut the cards, fold, and place in a bag or box. Group members take turns drawing the cards and answering the questions.
More icebreaker questions
Give group members 15-20 minutes to find signatures. The first person to collect 20 signatures sits down. (I usually give prizes.) The group facilitator then reviews the questions. (If short on time, use the short version.)
Cut up the cards and place in some sort of container to pass around. This activity is more appropriate for group members who feel comfortable around each other.
Print/cut these cards, fold, and place in a bag or box. In group, have clients take turns drawing cards and answering the questions.
A recovery worksheet for clients to explore what makes their drug/alcohol use possible and how to eliminate those things from their life
A recovery worksheet for clients to explore how they will find pleasure and fulfillment in recovery from addiction
A goal-development worksheet
A worksheet for developing goals for different life areas, such as emotional, spiritual, intellectual, etc.
A relapse prevention writing assignment
A tool for developing a relapse prevention plan
A writing assignment for an individual who is in treatment and has relapsed on drugs or alcohol. (This can be used as a narrative therapy technique; the client is tasked to write a story. If they are struggling to process what happened, it may be easier to write in third person or about someone else’s life, not their own.)
A worksheet for developing self-esteem
A guide for clients to explore their true selves