Workplace Issues

Helping clients who are dealing with workplace issues? We have counseling resources that they can use before, during, and after your next session to discover new ways to handle problems. Our therapy aid worksheets and other resources are developed and designed by professionals so you can count on the quality of each resource that you download. Find the cognitive therapy worksheets, games, handouts, and other resources you need. Looking for something that you don’t see on our website? Simply request a new tool and we’ll create it for you!

8 Ways to Increase Your Motivation — This worksheet asks teaches 8 strategies to help people motivate themselves to perform difficult tasks. (0621. motivation, procrastination, simple solutions)

Overcoming Procrastination — This worksheet helps people identify the reasons that they are procrastinating and gives them specific solutions to accomplish two projects, one easier and one more difficult. (workplace, habits, 0221)

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Are You Addicted to Work? — This worksheet is designed to help people determine if they are addicted to work, and have a chronic and progressive psychological, emotional, and social dependence on work. The worksheet provides a checklist and scoring system to determine if people are a workaholic. (0921, workplace, addiction)

Work Satisfaction Questionnaire for Women — This questionnaire is designed to help women determine their job/career satisfaction and how it affects other areas of their lives. (0416)

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol? — This questionnaire asks people to think about their alcohol consumption and if it is a problem. (alcoholism, alcohol abuse, addiction, 0514)

Understanding Your Habits — This worksheet can be used to help people identify their problematic habits and see the affect these habits have on their lives.

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Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress — Stress tips for emergency response and public workers.

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Tolerate Stress Mini-Poster — This mini-poster is a humorous reminder that life can be hard at times but we can learn to tolerate our difficulties. (DBT, emotional intelligence, 0616)

Workplace Bullying Poster — This poster details the extent and effect of workplace bullying and what employees and employers can do about it. Type: PDF (0415)

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue — This worksheet is designed for people in the helping professions who suffer from compassion fatigue. It suggests specific ways to practice self-care activities and deal with obstacles that might prevent people from taking the time for self-care. (0921, self-care, self-compassion)

Do You Suffer From Compassion Fatigue? — This worksheet is designed to help people in the helping professions determine if they have compassion fatigue. (0921, depression, self-care, burnout)

Uncovering Unhelpful Core Beliefs — This worksheet helps people examine their core beliefs by analyzing a thought that has been bothering them. (0921, coaching, values, value system, belief system)

Develop Daily Habits to Support Your Goals — This worksheet helps people develop a plan to develop daily habits which can reduce stress and move them closer to achieving their goals (0821, coaching, goals)

Setting Goals Using the GROW Model — The GROW model is a solution-focused framework used for problem-solving, goal setting, and performance improvement. Created by Sir John Whitmore, GROW is an acronym for Goals, Reality, Options, and Way forward (or Will). (0821, career development, goals)

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone — This worksheet helps people think about stretching out their comfort zone to achieve their life goals. (0821. Coaching, decision-making, problem-solving)

Preparing for a Difficult Conversation — This worksheet helps people prepare for a difficult conversation and reflect on ways they can improve their communication skills. (0821, coaching, communication skills)

Questions to Ask Yourself When Making An Important Decision — This worksheets helps people examine their thoughts, feelings, and biases about specific decisions. (0721, problem-solving, decision making)

Reducing Your Bodies Unhealthy Stress Responses — This worksheet asks people to identify the symptoms and behaviors they believe are related to stress. It then gives them suggestions on ways to deal with stress. (stress, 0621)

How Long Does It Take For You to Complete a Task? — This worksheet is designed to help people improve their ability to estimate how long it takes to complete specific tasks. It is particularly an important skill in school and in the workplace. (0521, time management, simple solutions, workplace)

Presenting Yourself as a Leader — This worksheet is designed to help people evaluate how they are perceived at work in terms of the way they speak, their appearance, their listening skills, and so on. It then asks them to identify what qualities they think are important to be a leader and to think about how their behavior reflects these qualities. (0321, workplace, leadership, coaching, career)

Coping with the Loss of a Job — This worksheet gives people coping techniques to deal with emotional problems that typically come with a job loss. (pandemic, depression, financial problems, 0221)

Tarjetas para Efectuar Cambios Positivos — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Spanish Version. (Spanish, 0221, negative thinking)

How Non-Leaders Can Become Leaders — This worksheet is designed to help people advance their careers by developing specific leadership qualities. (0221, leadership)

Polishing Your Professional Network — This worksheet helps people think about how to build their interpersonal network to build a career. (0221, coaching, career, work)

Communicating Like a Leader — This worksheet helps people identify specific communication skills that will help them be better leaders. (leadership, coaching, communication, 0121)

Using the SWOT Approach to Self-Assessment — This worksheet helps people analyze themselves through the SWOT approach, identifying their strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats. This approach has been used extensively by businesses, but it is just as effective when used by individuals. (0121, personal growth, coaching, self-efficacy)

Creating a Hope Map to Achieve Your Goals — This worksheet explains how people an increase their levels of hope and engage in goal-oriented behavior by making a diagram which considers goals, pathways, and obstacles. (1220, goal-setting, COVID-19, pandemic, depression, problem-solving, wellness, motivation)

Using the 2-Chair Technique to Change Your Perspective — This worksheet asks people to visual two chairs, one representing an optimistic attitude and the other a pessimistic attitude and answer a series of questions from each perspective. (perspective taking, optimism, 1220)

Visualizing Your Goals Using Mental Imagery — This worksheet is designed to help people motivate themselves to achieve their goals by practicing a visualization technique (1220)

Learning How to Negotiate with the VASE Technique — This worksheet teaches people a positive way of negotiating using the VASE technique. This stands for validating what the other person wants, asking for a compromise, suggesting alternatives, expressing yourself in a kind and appropriate manner. (negotiation, mediation, borderline personality disorder, BDP, 0920)

Letting Go of Grudges — This worksheet is designed to help people understand how grudges are affecting their happiness. The worksheet asks people to identify their grudges and then decide how their lives will change if they can let them go. Suggestions are given on how people can learn to forgive and move on. (relationships, forgiveness, marriage, divorce, 0820)

Reducing Stress by Organizing Your Paperwork — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a system for organizing paperwork and mail. The practical suggestions are intended to help people reduce the stress and frustration caused when paperwork just piles up. (ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorder, organization, stress, 0720)

Getting Organized with the 3-Card Technique — This worksheet teaches people with ADHD a simple technique using index cards to organize their things. (executive functioning disorder, ADHD, organization, 0720)

Identifying Your Communication Style — This worksheet is intended to help people understand how their communication style is affecting their relationships. (communication, interpersonal effectiveness, relationships, DBT, 0720)

Goal Setting for Adults with ADHD — This worksheet is designed to help people with ADD/ADHD learn to create and complete goals despite difficulties in doing this in the past. The worksheet suggests a number of techniques to help people understand how ADD/ADHD can make accomplishing goals difficult and learn new executive functioning skills. (ADD, ADHD, organization, executive functioning disorder, 0620)

Improving Your Time Management Skills — This worksheet helps people with time management problems become more aware of the passage of time and the distractions that can become “time-eaters.” It gives specific techniques to use to help people plan their time more effectively. (ADHD, ASD, time management, 0620)

I Do Not Feel Respected in My Relationships — This worksheet asks people to think about whether their relationships have mutual respect. It asks people to practice a technique where they are fair, truthful, respectful, stick to their values, and apologize when necessary. (communication, couples, marriage therapy, 0520)

Rehearsing Values-Based Behavior — This worksheet teaches the importance of values and on basing goals and intentions on those values. It asks clients to identify their core values, think about goals and steps to live those values, and then rehearse them. (ACT, DBT, 1119)

Practicing Being Imperfect — This worksheet is designed to help people take more social risks. Many people with social anxiety dread that they will embarrass themselves in public. This worksheet asks them to choose three situations where they deliberately make a social mistake in order to see that others really don't care. (social anxiety, shyness, thought distortion, exposure therapy, 0520)

Making Simple Requests — This worksheet is designed to help people get more of what they need learning how to make appropriate simple requests. This a DBT technique intended to help people develop their personal effectiveness. (DBT, assertiveness, 0419)

DBT-Introduction to Emotional Regulation — This worksheet is designed to help people learn the DBT skills of identifying feelings, then observing and naming them as a way of helping to regulate emotions. (emotional regulation, depression, bi-polar disorder, 0419)

Are You Anxious About Job Interviews? — This worksheet is designed to help people identify anxiety symptoms associated with job interviews. (social anxiety, performance anxiety, 0319)

What To Do If You Lie Too Much — This worksheet is designed for people who lie frequently and who wish to find a positive alternative to this behavior. (addiction, 0319)

Stages of Change — This worksheets describes a 5-step model which can help people consider whether they are ready to make a significant change in their lives. (0119, motivation)

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers — This worksheet is designed to help people deal with problems they are having with coworkers and find proactive solutions to these relationships. (workplace issues, relationships, 1218)

Getting Control of Your Finances — Financial problems often contribute to psychological and interpersonal problems. This worksheet is designed help you identify the financial problems that are causing you stress and to develop a plan to address these problems. (depression, anxiety, addiction, 2018)

Dealing with a Difficult Boss — This worksheet is designed to help people identify the problems they are having with their boss, understand the personality type of their boss as well as their expectations, and then identify realistic strategies to reduce work-related stress. (workplace issues, 0618)

Dealing Effectively with Authority Figures — This worksheet is designed to help people reflect on how they deal with authority figures. It asks people to consider how they have dealt with authority figures as far back as their childhood, and how they are dealing with authority figures in the present. The worksheet also suggests a number of simple assertive techniques. (social anxiety, passivity, shyness, workplace issues, relationships, 1118).

Taking Control of Your Emotions After Sexual Harassment — This worksheet is intended to help people who have been sexually harassed learn that they can take back control over their emotions and heal from their experiences. Specific wellness activities are recommended and a rating scale is provided to assess the effectiveness of these techniques (PTSD, depression, anxiety, 1217)

Building a Support System When You Are Sexually Harassed — This worksheet is designed to help people who have been sexually harassed deal with their emotions by turning to others rather than seeking social isolation. (workplace, PTSD, social connection, 1213)

Reducing Situational Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify their situational stress and determine how specific stresses can be reduced. (0817)

Activities That Help Counteract Your Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify daily activities which can help reduce the effects of chronic stress (stress management, wellness, prevention, 0817)

Interruption Log — Good time management is an important part of reducing your stress. But it is hard to manage your time when you are constantly interrupted by others. Use this form to determine what kind of interruptions you are experiencing and what to do about them. (0517, time management, assertiveness)

Are Your Judgments Causing You Problems — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their negative judgements and how these affect their moods and behavior. The worksheet asks individuals to think about how they judge others as well as themselves. (DBT, CBT, anxiety, depression, 1116)

Positive and Negative Influences — This worksheet is intended to help people evaluate others around them who are positive and negative influences, and to see how these people can benefit or harm them. (peer pressure, addictions, social intelligence)

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

Think Possible — This worksheet is designed to help people turn a dream into an achievable goal.(0216, motivation, goal setting, values)

Focusing On Solutions — This worksheet will help you start thinking about how you solved problems in the past and how your life can be better today when you make even small changes. Focusing on solutions, rather than dwelling on your problem, can open many new possibilities. (solution oriented therapy, problem solving, positive attitude, 0116)

What Did You Learn in Grade School? — This worksheet asks people to think back to their years in grade school and the “life lessons” they learned. Answering the questions on this worksheet will likely bring up other thoughts and memories about what happened in these childhood years. (0115)

Visualize Achieving Your Goals — You can use this vision board to create images or thoughts that will inspire you to achieve a specific goal. PDF. (motivation, insight, 1115).

Handling Your Stress Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify the things that cause them stress and develop strategies to reduce each stressor. (stress management, 1115)

You Decide - Fork in the Road — This worksheet is designed to help people consider the merits of important decisions. (quick, decision-making, 1015)

Give Yourself A Compliment — This simple technique asks people to think about something positive they did each day and give themselves a compliment. Recommended for anyone going through a difficult time, but particularly for people who are anxious or depressed. A positive attitude is an important part of good mental health. (quick, anxiety, depression, resilience, 1015)

Take a Step Toward Something That Scares You — This form can help people see that they don’t have to avoid the things that scare them. The best way to conquer a fear is to approach it in small steps. (fear, anxiety, quick, 0915)

The Miracle Question — This worksheet asks people to think about how their lives would change if a miracle happened and their most pressing problems no longer existed. This exercise can be the start of a conversation to help people see ways to live without being overwhelmed by problems. (Solution-Focused Therapy, quick, 0915)

What Are Your Positive Psychological Skills? — This worksheet is designed to help people see their positive psychological skills and apply them to their current mental health issues. (0815, Solution-Focused)

Asking for What You Want and Need — This worksheet is designed to help people think about how assertive they are when they ask for something. (DBT, assertiveness, 0615)

Becoming More Assertive — This worksheet is designed to help people think about the skills they need to become more assertive. Form Type: PDF (DBT, assertiveness, 0615)

Developing Healthy Personal Boundaries — This worksheet is designed to help people develop healthy boundaries in their relationships. Individuals rate themselves on positive behaviors related to their personal boundaries, and they are then asked to consider one problem area to work on. (boundaries, relationships, 0615)

Enhancing Self-Esteem By Changing Negative Thoughts — This worksheet can help people identify and change the negative self-talk that can lead to low self-esteem.(self-esteem, negativity, 0215)

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief — This worksheet describes the four basic steps of relaxing through deep breathing. The worksheet links to a 13-minute exercise for clients to practice deep breathing, led by Dr. Lillian Cheung, of the Harvard School of Public Health. (mindfulness, breathing exercise, audios, stress management, 1114)

Your Perceptions About Yourself — This worksheet asks clients to think about themselves objectively, based on the facts in their lives rather than on a subjective interpretation of their experiences. This exercise is derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, 1114).

Accepting Unpleasant Experiences — This worksheet, derived from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), is designed to help people accept unpleasant internal experiences, and not use them as an excuse to avoid life-affirming situations. (1114)

The Tree of LIfe — This exercise is designed to help clients communicate positive aspects about their lives. The technique is derived from Narrative Therapy. (1114)

Getting What You Want From Therapy — This worksheet is designed to help clients identify the goal(s) they have for therapy. The second part of the worksheet can be filled out with the therapist to determine the actions needed to attain this goal. Type: PDF (1014)

Achieving Your Goals One Step At A Time — This worksheet is designed to help individuals break down a main goal into specific achievable steps. (goal-setting, 1014)

Practicing Assertive Communication — This worksheet helps clients to identify a conflict, describe it in nonjudgmental terms, explain how the other person's behavior has affected them, and ask for a specific response.

How Do You Deal With Conflicts? — This short questionnaire gives clients the opportunity to identify their behaviors and attitudes as assertive, aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive, and provides some information about conflict strategies. (conflict management, communication)

Solving Problems With Reverse Brainstorming — This form can be used to help clients who are “stuck” in a particular situation and can’t seem to find any appropriate solution to a problem or challenge. It can be used with individuals, but any kind of brainstorming is generally most productive in a group situation.

Breaking a Problem or Task Into Small Steps — This worksheet will help people who having a difficult time solving a problem or are procrastinating about a particular task. (procrastination, problem-solving, 0314)

Identifying Emotional Abuse — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotional abuse in their own behavior or the behavior of others. (emotional abuse, relationships)

How to Take a Time Out When Arguing — This worksheet is designed to help people know when arguing is unproductive and they need to take a time-out. (conflict management, relationships, problem-solving)

Identifying Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people identify a support system of individuals they can contact in times of emotional distress. (support system, social networks, depression, stress management)

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger.

Sexual Harassment vs. Bullying — This worksheet is designed to help people understand the difference between bullying and sexual harassment.

Personal Meaning and Direction — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their values and goals.

Learning To Be More Assertive in the Workplace — This worksheet is designed to help people be more assertive in the workplace and to deal with harassment and bullying. (assertiveness, workplace issues, 0614)

How to Handle Bullying in the Workplace — This worksheet is designed to help people find ways to deal with bullying in the workplace. (workplace issues, bullying)

Getting Motivated — This worksheet is designed to help people motivate themselves to accomplish a task or address a problem. (motivation, problem-solving, depression, anxiety disorders)

Effects of Bullying — This worksheet is designed to sensitize people to affects of bullying at the workplace. PDF

Adult Bullying — This worksheet explores useful ways to deal with adult bullying. (bullying, relationships, resilience, 0214)

Ways to Control Anger — This worksheet helps clients keep track of their progress on learning anger control techniques.

Managing Disagreements — This worksheet teaches some basic rules about handling disagreements with others. (conflict management)

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