Client Worksheets & Resources

Worksheets/Resources Page: Please find various resources you may find helpful in achieving and/or maintaining wholistic health:

Links are included to various worksheets, logs, and other online resources that may be referenced throughout our treatment together. For those who may be browsing the internet but not yet ready to enter treatment, please do feel free to use these resources as well. I hope you find the site to be helpful as you monitor and explore your thoughts, behaviors, and progresses. Whether I ever have the privilege of meeting you or not, I wish you all success and pleasure in your journey and hope that you find resources here to be helpful as you make positive changes in your life.

Behavioral Weight Management for Healthy Weight Loss


Mood/Anxiety Management


Meditation/Relaxation/Sleep Resources


Comic Relief/Healthy Distraction


Inspiration


Bereavement/Grief


Communication Strategies/Assertiveness


Productivity/Activity


Sobriety


SUPPORT GROUPS: There is only courage in seeking help!

AA: If you are concerned with a drinking problem, click here to find a supportive AA group near you.
NA: If you are concerned about addiction to any substance (drug or alcohol), click here to find an NA support group meeting near you.
Al-Anon – For Family and loved ones of problem drinkers – Click here to find a group support meeting near you.
CODA – Co-Dependents Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. Click here for a list of group meetings near you.

Smoking Cessation

  • Arizona Smoker’s Helpline: 1-800-55-66-222 ASHLine: Free services in both English and Spanish offered by quit coaches right here in Arizona, most who are former tobacco users and understand how hard it is to quit and stay quit. In addition to free telephone, you may create an online WebQuit account and work through activities, set goals, and monitor your progress from your own computer 24/7.

For Veterans: SmokefreeVET:  A new mobile text messaging service available to Veterans quitting smoking. Veterans are provided 24/7 support, tips, and encouragement to help with smoking cessation. SmokefreeVET is a collaboration between VHA Tobacco & Health and the National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Research Branch. SmokefreeVET is based on NCI’s text message smoking cessation program, which has a proven track record of success: after one month, 17% of NCI’s text program users reported that they had quit smoking and 11% were able to stay quit through 6 months.

      • www.ucanquit2.org: An educational campaign for the U.S. military, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, launched to help U.S. VA-enrolled service members and Veterans quit tobacco. This award-winning website provides the opportunity to learn more about tobacco cessation, develop a personalized plan for quitting, create a personal or public blog, and get live online help around-the-clock. Contact an expert coach to get answers about quitting tobacco, join a real-time group chat with a coach, or chat with others who are working to become tobacco free.
      • Text VET to IQUIT (47848) from their mobile phone
      • Visit www.smokefree.gov/VET

Resources for Coping with Tragedy

Racism Recovery/Sensitivity: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/isprc/manuscript415.html

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx

The Road to Resilience, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx

How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx

How much news coverage is ok for children?, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/news-coverage.aspx

Talking to kids when they need help, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/help-kids.aspx

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

What psychologists do on disaster relief operations, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster-site.aspx

How to Talk to Our Kids about the Tragic Shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/07/12/how-to-talk-to-our-kids-about-the-tragic-shootings-in-louisiana-minnesota-and-dallas/ 

7 Ways to Talk to Children and Youth about the Shootings in Orlando, https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/06/13/7-ways-to-talk-to-children-and-youth-about-the-shootings-in-orlando/

Talking to your kids about discrimination, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/kids-discrimination.aspx.

Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope, http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/discrimination.aspx.

Discussing discrimination (Q & A with Dr. Gwen Keita), http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/keita-qa.aspx.

Resources for Youth

  • NotMyKid  is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of youth and families who are at-risk for drug abuse, delinquency, early school withdrawal, family dysfunction, teen pregnancy, and other behavioral health problems.
  • Amplif(I) – Partnered with notMYkid to create a voice, look, and feel that would resonate with a youth audience; delivers powerful and inspirational insight about living a positive life. Through strategic and creative collaboration, the student-facing program was named amplif(i), speaking to the mission of offering support and education through the sharing of personal stories while maintaining the organization’s brand hierarchy

 

Cognitive games 

Brain games
More Games for the brain
Brainage games
Limosity

Aging/Senior Health

  • Brain Health: A webpage providing current, evidence-based information and resources related to brain health.
  • MedLinePlus – National Institutes of Health’s Website for patients, their families, and friends. MedlinePlus brings you free, reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.  MedlinePlus also provides information on latest medical treatments, clinical trials, drugs or supplements, and medical definitions, videos, and illustrations.
  • Area Agency on Aging in the greater Phoenix Area
    • 1366 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014
    • (602) 264-2255
    • http://www.aaaphx.org
  • Delirium Toolkit (Particularly Helpful for Older Adults & Caregivers)
  • Aging and Disabilities Resource Center (Includes Resources for Caregivers)
  • Guide to Alzheimer’s caregiving from the National Institutes of Health
  • Online Reminder Tools: For those who have a hard time remembering appointments, medications, etc., the following can help as resources for scheduling reminder calls, tracking medications, medications, labs, and other health-related data.
    Making the Move to Assisted Living
    Senior Health Resources
    Boomer’s Raodmap to Aging in Place
    Guide to Senior Nutrition
    Moving Tips for Seniors / More moving tips
    Financial Resources for Seniors
    Veterans Benefits for Seniors
    Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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    Happy Wednesday!Thank you for the awesome resources you’ve shared here: http://aztherapeutic.com/?page_id=37! I’m very grateful for your work to inform and support our seniors. I’m putting together material for our local workshops for elderly and their caretakers, and I feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit by way of your page :)Here are some other pieces I’ve found extremely useful, which you might be interested in as well:

    Legal Resources for Seniors
    https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-resources-considerations-seniors-special-needs

    Veterans Benefits for Seniors
    http://www.military.com/benefits

    Making the Move to Assisted Living
    https://www.homecity.com/making-the-move-to-assisted-living

    Keeping Seniors Safe with While Remodeling
    https://www.bigrentz.com/how-to-guides/keeping-seniors-special-needs-individuals-safe-around-construction-sites

    Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
    http://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/4674/emergency-preparedness-seniors-disabled/

    Advanced Care Planning
    http://www.eldercare.gov/Public/Resources/Advanced_Care/Index.aspx

    Home Accommodations for Seniors
    http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/budget-friendly-smart-home-accommodations-for-seniors-and-individuals-with-special-needs/

    Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home
    http://www.yourstoragefinder.com/declutter-and-organize-your-home-seniors-special-needs

    Elder Care Resources
    http://www.eldercare.gov/Public/Resources/Index.aspx

    • Wakerupper: Online telephone reminder system. Tell the program when to call you with a personalized reminder (e.g., for medication administration, appointments, etc.)

Retirement Resources
Medication safety: In 2013, the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but we believe in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. Our easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs. Please see: www.rxdangers.com

Caregiver Talking Points about possible higher level of care/placement for our aging loved ones: Caregiver talking points ALF.

Preventive Care: Questions & Answers: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/preventive-care/index.html
Find an Acupuncturist: http://www.zocdoc.com/acupuncturists

American Music Therapy Association: http://www.musictherapy.org/
Art Therapy Ideas: http://www.arttherapyblog.com/c/art-therapy-ideas/

Medication Safety For The Elderly: A Guide For Patients And Caregivers
https://www.pfizer.com/files/health/medicine_safety/4-6_Med_Safety_for_Elderly.pdf

Overdose Response Guide: Awareness, Prevention, And Preparedness For Caregivers Of Addicts
http://www.drugrehab.org/overdose-response-guide/

The Ultimate Guide To Senior Nutrition
https://www.mwhomecare.com/senior-nutrition-and-eating/

The Benefits Of Cooking With Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/

Health: What To Expect In Your 70s And Beyond
http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/over-70-healthy-living-tips.html

A Guide To Downsizing For Seniors And Their Loved Ones
https://www.redfin.com/blog/seniors-guide-to-downsizing

Is My Elderly Parent Incompetent? What To Do If You’re Worried
http://betterhealthwhileaging.net/qa-possible-elderly-incompetence-what-you-can-do/

Senior-Friendly Remodeling
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-friendly-remodeling/

12 Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation
http://samvednacare.com/blog/2016/04/27/12-ways-to-help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation/

Caretakers’ Guide To Moving Seniors Into A Facility
https://www.closetbox.com/resources/caretakers-guide-to-moving-seniors/

Cleaning For a Reason: 

This newly formed nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer – any type of cancer. If you are cancer patient submit an application by clicking on the Cleaning for a Reason above and then clicking on the Cancer Patient’s tab at the top of the webpage. 

Resources for the Visually Impaired

  • Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: http://www.acbvi.org/

    Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc. 3100 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone 602.273.7411 / Fax 602.273.7410 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired, by providing a wide range of services aimed at • Promoting independence, dignity, and full participation in all spheres of life; at home, at work and in the community; • Educating the general public regarding the capabilities and needs of individuals who are blind and visually impaired, while serving as a resource for information about all aspects of dealing with vision loss; and • Facilitating acceptance of individuals who are blind and visually impaired throughout society, while working toward equalization of opportunity.

SERVICESAssistive TechnologyCounseling / Social WorkOrientation & Mobility Training / Rehabilitation TeachingSocial Recreation, including Support Groups, adult continuing education, arts and crafts, computer classes, hobby groups, and special programs for the elderly.

  • Arizona Talking Book Library/Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:

Provides books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials.

1030 N 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 255-5578 http://www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks

For Veterans:
Free online educational tools for veterans (PTSD coach, parenting program, problem-solving skills, etc). 
  • http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/
Free mobile application to support physical/mental health.
  • NOTE: All of these mobile applications are free downloads to smartphones/tablets using the indicated operating system. 

My HealtheVet: Mobile Blue Button for Veterans: http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/Apps/BlueButtonMobile/Pages/default.aspx (iOS, & Android) Mental health: LifeArmor: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/lifearmor (iOS, & Android)

PTSD PTSD Coach: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/PTSDCoach.asp  (iOS, & Android) CPT Coach: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/cpt_mobileapp_public.asp  (iOS only; will be available for Android devices in summer 2014)

PE Coach: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/pe-coach  (iOS, & Android)

Mood, depression, and/or bipolar disorder: T2 Mood Tracker: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/t2-mood-tracker  (iOS, & Android) ACT Coach: http://www.ncpic.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Apps-handout-for-providers-2014-02-12b.pdf  (iOS only)

Positive Activity Jackpot: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/positiveactivityjackpot (Android only)

Anxiety and Stress: Virtual Hope Box:  http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box   (iOS, & Android)

Moving Forward:  www.startmovingforward.org   (iOS only) Breathe2Relax: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/breathe2relax   (iOS, & Android)

Tactical Breather: http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/tactical-breather   (iOS, & Android)

Mindfulness: Mindfulness Coach: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/mobileapp_mindfulness_coach.asp  (iOS only) Mindfulness Meditation: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulness-meditation/id312327144?mt=8  (iOS only)

Insomnia/sleep: CBT-i Coach:  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/cbti-coach-app.asp   (iOS, & Android)

Smoking/tobacco cessation: Stay Quit Coach:  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/stayquit_coach_app.asp  (iOS only; will be available for Android devices in 2014)

Weight management: MOVE! Coach:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/move!-coach/id878356988?mt=8   (iOS only)

Pain: WebMD Pain Coach  (iOS, & Android)

TBI/concussion: Concussion Coach:  http://www.polytrauma.va.gov/ConcussionCoach.asp (iOS only; Coming to Google Play/Android in 2014)

mTBI Pocket Guide:  http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/mtbi  (iOS, & Android)

Parenting:  Parenting2Go:  http://www.veteranparenting.org  (iOS only)

Biofeedback:  BioZen:   http://www.t2.health.mil/apps/biozen  (Android only) *****

Mobile Blue Button for Veterans: http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/Apps/BlueButtonMobile/Pages/default.aspx

[NOTE:  All of these mobile applications are free downloads to smartphones/tablets using the indicated operating system]

Crisis Hotlines and Textlines:  Click here for resources for support in the event of crisis.

Do these to feel good instead of turning to food/drink!

Self-Care - do these instead of eating!

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Please note that the above resources include those that I, patients, colleagues and/or friends have found personally useful in the past. This is not an endorsement of any of these sites but rather a presentation of resources that I hope you may find helpful as well. Please feel free to likewise recommend additional resources that you may want to share with other readers. We’re all in this together. Thank you for your interest and review.

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