By Cassie Jewell, LPC, LSATP
Updated July 12, 2019
This is a list of books and websites for mental health professionals. Please check back as I update regularly. If you have a suggestion, use the contact form on this site to send me a message.
Armstrong, C. (2015). The
Therapeutic “Aha!” Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck.
Belmont, J. (2015). The
Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book.
Finley, J., & Lenz, B.
(2014). Addiction Treatment Homework Planner, 5th ed. Provides
you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit
virtually every therapeutic mode.
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
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Info and clinical resources,
including archived Webinars and podcasts
CBT for Psychosis & Trauma & Psychosis Handouts
A short list of helpful handouts; this site is also a source for blog posts on psychosis and trauma (by Ron Unger, LCSW)
The Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction – Tools and Resources
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.
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Free downloadable workbooks on
anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, panic, perfectionism, and more
Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice
Information on evidence-based
behavioral practices; includes tools, assessments, videos, and free online
A great resource for SUD
assessments, group materials, and handouts
Get Self-Help – Free Resources
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.
Kim’s Counseling Corner – Therapy and Self-Help Worksheets
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.
Marriage Intelligence: “Love Tools”
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.)
National Center for PTSD for Professionals
Free handouts, toolkits, online trainings, and more
Oxford Clinical Psychology: Forms and Worksheets
A vast collection of forms, handouts, and assessments on anxiety, OCD, depression, parenting, substance use, and more
dissertations, etc. on personality intelligence
Positive Psychology Program
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.
Psychology Tools is a leading online resource for therapists. Download free worksheets, assessments, and guides.
Articles and worksheets
Self-Care Starter Kit from University at Buffalo School of Social Work
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.
Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy
Articles, book reviews, and more on relevant topics
Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12)
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
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.
A searchable database of empirically
supported treatments for SUD and MH
Ultimate Solution Handouts
Free printable handouts for therapists (from Judith Belmont)
UW Medicine: Harborview Medical Center (Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress)
Handouts/worksheets for clients on
coping with challenging thoughts, anxiety, anger, etc. The site also includes a
list of assessments.