Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak
This workbook is designed to use with clients who have been diagnosed with or may be showing signs of:
In this workbook, we've used "unwanted thoughts, feelings and actions" as an umbrella phrase to describe mental health issues related to these diagnoses.
People who encounter unwanted thoughts, feelings, and actions face frightening experiences. They may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is not. They usually regret what they thought and felt or how they acted.
Mental health issues contribute to unwanted thoughts, feelings, and actions. When adults experience these symptoms, they are typically challenged by being and remaining in touch with reality. They have difficulty coping with the stressors and demands of their daily lives.
The Managing Unwanted Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions Workbook provides assessments and self-guided activities to help participants understand the intensity of their issues, learn skills to manage more effectively, and discover how to lead a more effective life.
The Awareness Modules
The reproducible awareness modules in this workbook will help you easily and quickly identify and select assessments and activities easily and quickly.
Module I: Unwanted Thoughts, Feelings and Actions Symptoms
This module will help participants identify the intensity of their behavioral, cognitive, and affect problems in their lives.
Module II: Life-Management Skills
This module will help participants identify the effectiveness of their present life-management skills.
Module III: Personal Wellness
This module will help participants identify how effective they are in physically and emotionally caring for themselves.
Module IV: Possibilities
This module will help participants identify the many possibilities available in their lives and careers.
Module V: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health Issues
This module will help participants explore and refute the stigma of having unwanted thoughts, feelings, and actions issues in their lives and the stigma's impact on them.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.