As an intern or new social worker working as a therapist you might be struggling to come up with ways to get your teens and young adults to talk. Sometimes it can be very difficult when you’re sitting in the room with your young client in front of you and they’re ignoring you. Many new therapists struggle with the silence and how to build rapport without having to ask a bunch of boring and invasive questions.
Journaling has many health benefits and is a preferred homework task for clients with depression and anxiety disorders. Journaling for mental health can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, reduce stress, and help patients cope better with their depression. It is good practice to get clients used to the practice of journaling early in the intervention because it helps them track symptoms and points out important observations. For example, if you have someone telling you they only have bad days and cannot think of a single positive thing happening in their week, a journal can help them observe the positives throughout their week. Introducing patients to journaling through printable journal prompts and individual printable journal pages allows you to ease them into journaling without putting too much pressure on them.
What is included in this 10- printable journal prompts and journal pages
- (5) pages of Journal Prompts
- (3) blank journal pages
- All pages are watercolor design, use bright colors, appropriate for all ages, and LGBTQ safe
- Questions are geared towards self-discover and are strengths based
Nearly all teens and young adults go through a period when they question their self-worth. Discovery is an integral part of personal growth, and these prompts are fun and not too personal, and great for the first few sessions to help build rapport. This free journal has 20 prompts to spark great conversation and is designed to allow the client to answer in as much detail as they prefer. It is also unisex and is not too frilly so it’s great match for everyone. If you have a client that is not into bright colors, you can totally print this out in black and white. The
Journal prompts are an excellent way to get help them get in touch with their thoughts and feelings. Self-discovery questions are a great way to learn more about your client without digging too deep before they are ready. We all go through a lot of changes during our teen and younger adult years. Self-discovery is the key to navigating these years with confidence and happiness. The Self Discovery Journal will help you explore your client’s thoughts, feelings, and desires to help them better understand who they are.
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