Behavior

Help teens overcome their behavioral issues with therapy worksheets from Between Sessions. Our cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets are designed to help teens tackle issues like arriving late to class, managing stress, handling anger at school and more. Each of our cognitive behavior therapy worksheets is developed by a professional therapists who understand what resources therapists need before, during, and after a session with their teen clients. Be sure to check out our behavior worksheets for children, too, and download what you need today.

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)

Understanding and Changing Your Unhealthy Habits — This worksheet is designed to help people identify and keep track of problematic habits and replace them with healthier behaviors. (1220, behavior, habit control)

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My Behavioral Contract — This contract identifies behaviors that children need to work on, and lists specific rewards if they achieve their goals.Form Type PDF

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Social and Emotional Behavior Intervention Plan — This intervention plan can be used to assess different aspects of a student’s problem behaviors and record the responses to different behaviors. A progress monitoring graph is also included. (0421, behavior management, school problems, ADHD)

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)

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Make Kindness the Norm Activity Book — This workbook is from the creative people at the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. It contains dozens of ideas and activities. (RAOK, kindness, 0420)

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Emotions Card Game — The Emotions Card Game is designed to help teach a variety of skills to children and teens related to awareness of emotions and problem-solving. The cards are intended to be used in a flexible manner. The instructions describe four different games than can be played. 27 pages (1118, emotional intelligence)

Teaching Social Flexibility (Card Game) — This activity for kids and teens teaches the importance of flexible social thinking. It includes two “poster” handouts to open a discussion on flexible thinking and a simple card game to practice new skills. (Asperger Syndrome, social intelligence, autism, ADHD, 1018)

The Cool Down Game — This game teaches kids to “cool down” when they are angry so that they can talk about what is bothering them and then think of ways to prevent problems from recurring. (anger control, behavior problems, ADHD, classroom problems, 0518)

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Kindness - Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. (0715)

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Acting Opposite to Your Impulses — If you find that your emotions are causing you to behave in ways which are self-defeating, you can use this worksheet to find out what happens if you do the opposite of what you would normally do. (DBT, CBT, Behavior Program, 1016)

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Staying Safe in Risky Situations (Teens) — This worksheet is designed to help teens assess risky situations and make decisions will keep them safe. (risk, resiliency, decision-making, ADHD, 0821)

Becoming More Responsible (Teens) — This worksheet is designed to help teens see the value of responsible behavior (0721, responsibility, family issues)

What Can Help You Pay Attention? — This worksheet gives people a variety of strategies to help them focus and pay attention. (0521. ADJD, simple solutions)

Learning Assertive Communication (Teens) — This worksheet helps teens understand the assertive, aggressive, and passive communication. (0521, assertiveness, communication)

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)

Preventing Your Teen From Running Away — This worksheet is designed to help parents prevent teens from running away. It gives them tips to communicate more effectively with their teens and resources to use if in fact a teen does run away. (parenting, behavioral problems, 1120)

Student Goal Setting Contract (Teens) — This worksheet is designed to help students set and keep track of goals. (contracts, goal setting, motivation, 0920)

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)

Breaking the Cycle of Procrastination — This worksheet is designed to help people for whom procrastination has become a way of life. The worksheet asks the reader to choose a task he/she has been putting off and apply specific behavioral techniques to help complete that task. (ADHD, ADD, anxiety, procrastination, 0620)

Exercising at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic — This worksheet gives people ways to exercise at home during the coronavirus pandemic. It suggests different apps and online tools people can try and asks them to track their exercise habits. (depression, anxiety, exercise, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID-19, 0320)

Using a Pros and Cons List to Control Your Urges (Distress Tolerance) — This worksheet is designed to help people identify the consequences of both acting on and resisting their harmful urges. This DBT Distress Tolerance technique is intended to help trigger the cognitive processes that can help people in impulse control. (DBT, distress tolerance, 1119)

Do You Exercise Too Much? — This worksheet is designed to help people with an eating disorder see the problem with excessive exercise and to find ways to balance their lifestyle. (anorexia, over-exercise, eating disorders, 0919)

Pay It Forward Cards — These cards remind people to think about others and look for opportunities for random acts of kindness. (empathy, social connection, 0819)

The Value of Helping Others (Teen) — This worksheet is designed to help teens see the importance of empathetic acts. (behavior issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, empathy, 0719)

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)

Controlling Your Hair Pulling — This worksheet is designed to help people determine if hair-pulling is a serious problem. The worksheet also teaches a behavioral technique commonly used to treat this problem. (anxiety, trichotillomania, habits, 0219)

Commit to Change — This worksheet asks people to explore making positive changes in their lives by pledging to actively work toward their goals. People are asked to create a commitment statement using provided prompts, and then add statements that reflect their own unique needs. They then turn these statements into a commitment pledge. (goal-setting, self improvement, 0518)

Curbing Your Compulsive Behavior — This worksheet is designed to help people get control over the compulsive behavior that they normally use to decrease their anxiety. It asks them to slowly reduce the time that they spent on their compulsive behaviors reinforcing the sense that they have control of their compulsions if they choose to exert it. (compulsions, OCD, 1218)

Reducing Your Self-Consciousness in Social Situations — This worksheet is designed to help people with social anxiety overcome their self-consciousness in social situations. It is designed to help people pay attention to what is happening around them rather than just on their inner experiences. (social anxiety, shyness, self-esteem, 1118)

Asking Questions-Fortune Teller — This worksheet shows you how to cut out and fold a Fortune Teller which is designed to help kids talk about their themselves, their likes and dislikes, and more. (conversation, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, emotional intelligence, 102918, 2 pages).

What Is An Impulse? — This worksheet, from the Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens, is designed to teach adolescents to understand the nature of the impulses and how to control them. (ADHD, self-control, 0418)

The Color of Character — This chart can be used to help kids learn the six important character traits and demonstrate these behaviors at least once a week. Recommended ages 8-14. (character education, behavior management, 1017)

Using a Contract to Commit to Change — This worksheet asks adults to set a goal as well as sub-goals and strategies in order to work towards behavioral change. (depression, 0717)

Developing Your Nurturing Inner Voice — This worksheet is designed to help people replace a critical inner voice with a more nurturing one. It asks the user to imagine a caring person in his or her life and internalize what this person is saying along with the feelings these statements engender. (PTSD, depression, CBT, 0117)

Thinking About Your Self-Image — This worksheet is designed to help teens start thinking about their character traits and behaviors and which ones they would like to change. (values, self-image)

Controlling Your Urges — This worksheet is designed to help people control their urges by activating the thinking part of their brains and make decisions that will interrupt the cycle of self-defeating behaviors. (addiction, self-control, impulse control, 0816)

Accepting Your Mistakes and Moving Forward — This worksheet is designed to help people understand factors that led to a significant mistake and to identify what they can do differently to avoid repeating this mistake. (CBT, 0416)

What Are They Really Saying? — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a “body language” vocabulary. The worksheet can help people see that we can read the non-verbal communication of others, and then respond appropriately. PDF (0216, non-verbal communication, body language, Asperger’s Syndrome, social skills)

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)

Prescriptions for Happiness — You can use this worksheet to create a prescription pad of simple research-based assignments that are associated with increased happiness and a positive attitude. (behavior assignments, quick, 0815)

Be a Superhero — This worksheet encourages people to think about the super powers they would like to have and how they would use them. (Art Therapy, Quick, 0815)

Write a Letter to Your Problem — This Narrative Therapy technique is designed to help people externalize a specific problem and motivate them to develop new behaviors to help overcome it. (Narrative Therapy, Quick, motivation, problem-solving, 0815)

Do Something Different — This simple behavior assignment can help people who feel they are stuck in unhealthy patterns. (0815, quick assignment, behavior change)

Coping Cards — 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. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Think Before You Act — This form can be used to give people a visual reminder to stop and think before they act. This is particularly helpful for kids and teens, but is a useful technique for adults too. (0315)

Creating an Emotional Emergency Kit — Some people are prone to becoming overwhelmed by their emotions. Usually caused by specific triggers, their intolerable level of emotions may then lead to symptoms, such as panic, alcohol or substance abuse, self-injury, or depression. This worksheet is designed to help people develop a set of positive coping techniques that can help them tolerate difficult emotions and refrain from self-defeating behaviors. (addiction, self-injury, impulsivity, prevention, 0315)

Life Goals Worksheet — This worksheet is designed to help individuals identify goals in seven broad areas: Health, Financial, Professional, Relationships, Enjoyment, Personal Growth and Community/Spiritual. (goal setting, 1014)

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)

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)

Arriving Late To Class — This worksheet explains what a student should do if they are late to class. (Form Type: PDF)

What Triggers Your Explosive Behaviors? — This worksheet is designed to help individuals keep a log of their strong emotions and the events that precede angry feelings and explosive outbursts. (anger issues)

Are You Explosive At School? — This form has been designed to help teens recognize the degree to which their sudden anger or other strong emotion will affect them at school and what the consequences may be to this type of behavior. (Form Type: PDF)

Thinking About Others When You Have A Problem — This worksheet is designed to help individuals see the value of helping others in modifying their emotions.

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)

Making Positive Statements About Yourself — This worksheet encourages people to make positive statements about themselves.

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

The Anger Volcano — This worksheet is designed to help people see the feelings and events that can lead up to an "explosion" of anger.

Anger & Gender — This worksheet is designed to help people see the role of gender in expressing anger. (anger, gender issues, 0214)

Rules In Your Home — This worksheet is designed to help teens understand and respect rules in their home.

Asking For and Giving Forgiveness — This worksheet helps people think about the importance of forgiveness in their relationships. (forgiveness, 0314)

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

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

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

When You are Supposed To Pay Attention — This worksheet will help kids and teens identify behaviors that distract others.PDF

Getting Ready For School — This worksheet is designed to help children and teens prioritize morning activities so that they can get to school on time. PDF

Choosing Positive Thinking — This worksheet is designed to help teens develop a positive thinking style. (positive psychology, 0614)

Communicating Without Anger — This worksheet asks people to rate themselves on how well they use 9 basic communication skills. (anger issues, communication skills, 0614)

Labeling People — This worksheet can be used with children and teens to help them see the problem with labeling others. PDF

Rules for Better Communication — This worksheet will help people develop better rules for communicating.

How Inflexible Are You? — This worksheet will help people identify attitudes they have that are inflexible and acknowledge there are other ways to act. (resilience, flexibility)

Teaching Patience — This difficult maze will test a child's patience. Use it to observe a child's reaction to frustration and teach new coping skills.

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