By Cassie Jewell, M.Ed., LPC, LSATP
Updated January 18, 2020
This is a list of resources for mental health professionals. Please check back as I update regularly. If you have a suggestion, use the contact form on this site.
Armstrong, C. (2015). The Therapeutic “Aha!” Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck.
Belmont, J. (2015). The Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book.
Buchalter, S. I. (2017). 250 Brief, Creative & Practical Art Therapy Techniques: A Guide for Clinicians and Clients
Rosenglen, D. B. (2018). Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, 2nd ed.
Websites & Blogs
An ACEs community for connecting with others who practice trauma-informed care. You can also access the latest news and research related to ACEs; this site also has a huge resource section with guides, surveys, webinars, and more.
A variety of free worksheets, handouts, book chapters, articles, and more. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique and creative model for both therapy and coaching; a type of cognitive behavioural therapy based on the innovative use of mindfulness and values.
Info and clinical resources, including archived Webinars and podcasts
The Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) is an internationally recognized research centre based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. CARMHA conducts innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research related to mental health and substance use, primarily in the areas of clinical or other intervention practice, health systems and population health and epidemiology. Access free downloadable workbooks for stress in the workplace, depression, coping with chronic pain, and other topics.
A collection of “playbooks” for character-building in children
Assessments, handouts, resources guides, links to relevant sites, and more
Resources for coping with compassion fatigue
A collaborative blog written by school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers
A resource site for mental health professionals and consumers. Includes interactive assessments, free PDF printables, and information related to online practice and clinical supervision.
Blog posts written by substance use and mental health providers
The resource section includes a variety of PDF booklets, guides, and workbooks
Information on evidence-based behavioral practices: includes tools, assessments, videos, and free online training modules
A collection of creative art techniques
A list of ideas for groups of children, teens, and adults
A great resource for SUD assessments, group materials, and handouts
This website provides CBT self-help and therapy resources, including a large collection of worksheets and information sheets and self-help mp3s; a useful tools for therapists or individuals seeking to manage a mental health condition.
Resources for school counselors
Free handouts, toolkits, online trainings, and more
Articles, assessments, dissertations, etc. on personality intelligence
This site contains a wealth of free assessments, PDF printables, activities, handouts, worksheets, and more. Search by category or browse blog posts.
A nonprofit organization that discovers and reviews mental health apps, which are rated as unacceptable, questionable, or acceptable. You can also search target conditions and treatments. Use this site to make recommendations to your clients.
Articles, news, blogs, forums, interactive quizzes, and more
Designed to prevent/treat burnout, this kit includes info on vicarious trauma, assessments, meditations, and helpful links to additional self-care resources
Search topics and find resources for SMI. You can also access a variety of free online courses to earn CE credits.
Mental health articles and resources
Toolkits, apps, guides, manuals, videos, reports, and more
Articles, book reviews, and more on relevant topics
A division of the American Psychological Association, this site provides an up-to-date list of evidence-based treatments, and includes links to free assessments, manuals, handouts, etc. for many of the treatments
A searchable database of empirically supported treatments for SUD and MH
A blog by Will Baum, LCSW, with links to free therapy worksheets
Handouts & Worksheets
A short list of helpful handouts; this site is also a source for blog posts on psychosis and trauma (by Ron Unger, LCSW)
Free downloadable workbooks on anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, panic, perfectionism, and more
Kim Peterson, LPC-S, specializes in child and teen issues, parenthood, play therapy and relationships. She provides links to online worksheets or PDF versions that she has collected over time as a therapist. Topics include abuse, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and more.
Free downloadable worksheets for surviving infidelity, forgiveness, communication, etc.
Free management, leadership, and personal effectiveness worksheets and tools. (Join the Mind Tools Club for a fee to access additional tools and online courses.)
A vast collection of forms, handouts, and assessments on anxiety, OCD, depression, parenting, substance use, and more
Psychology Tools is a leading online resource for therapists. Download free worksheets, assessments, and guides.
Articles and worksheets
An extensive collection of free evidence-based education and therapy tools. Download customizable worksheets or access articles and treatment guides. An invaluable resource for therapists.
Free printable handouts for therapists (from Judith Belmont)
Handouts/worksheets for clients on coping with challenging thoughts, anxiety, anger, etc. The site also includes a list of assessments.
social media Groups & Forums
Continuing Ed Collective (Facebook)
Counseling Psychology (Reddit)
Marriage & Family Therapists (Facebook)
A Spot for Social Workers… (Reddit)
Therapist Toolbox (Facebook)