The CBT Activity Workbook for Kids from Hubs for Helpers is a downloadable workbook with worksheets that you can use in sessions or assign to clients for homework. There are 40 activities that are designed to be used with children and adolescents who are struggling with their thoughts or behavior.
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About the author:
All of the resources on Hub for Helpers are created by therapists for therapists. This particular set was made by Nicole Baptiste, LMSW. She’s a school counselor in Houston, TX
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What we love:
These worksheets are colorful and each page is beautifully designed. There are brief instructions for the activities that therapists with some knowledge of CBT can understand and use effectively. The worksheets don’t address trauma or any specific severe mental illnesses but they cover several topics that clients may need help with. Activities are provided for interventions like setting goals, changing thoughts and developing coping skills. Many of these can be done in therapy and then sent home for additional practice between sessions.
What we didn’t:
This is probably influenced by my own theoretical orientation but I was a bit uncomfortable in a few places where certain behaviors were assumed to be negative. Activities like cursing, procrastinating or throwing things were labeled as unhealthy while others like watching TV or exercising were categorized as healthy. Depending on the context and function of the behavior, all of those could be reversed.
If you practice CBT or work with children, these downloads would make a wonderful addition to your practice. You can download them to print as often as you need for one low price. They are a great resource and make sure to look around the Hub for Helpers site while you’re there. There are many more downloads to save you time and money while better serving your clients.
Many therapists enjoy recommending books to their clients to supplement the work they are doing together. We also use books to help ourselves grow as people and practitioners. Remember though that books are never a replacement for real human connection or for therapy when it’s needed. If you find yourself needing a therapist, a great place to start is Psychology Today. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.