Free Resources for Therapists to Share: Psychology Tools

PsychologyTools develops free materials for mental health professionals, and for patients. It aims to enhance everyone’s toolboxes by creating and sharing useful resources.

Life Values Inventory

The Life Values Inventory Online is divided into 5 steps. Steps 1-3 take approximately 10 minutes to complete each step. Steps 4-5 provide information about your values and how to optimally express them.

The program is designed for your convenience so that you can work through it in one or multiple sittings. You can sign out at any time (even in the middle of a session) and when you return, you’ll have the ability to resume where you left off.

The Life Values Inventory Online is intended to be comprehensive and thought-provoking. It’s important to take the assessment with minimal distractions and when you do not feel rushed.

John Suler’s Teaching Psychology

This site is devoted to sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology, especially undergraduate courses on abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, group dynamics, psychological testing, and clinical components of introductory psychology. My orientation is mostly psychodynamic and humanistic, although all orientations are welcome. I originally developed this site in June of 1995 and periodically update it. So feel free to stop by again. I created many of these teaching activities and resources, although other instructors have generously contributed their ideas too.

Mental Health.Com

Internet Mental Health is for anyone who has an interest in mental health:

Mental health professionals

Patients who want to learn more about their illness

Friends and families of patients

Mental health support groups

Students

Members of the general public who want to learn more about mental health

This site contains discussion about Adjustment Disorders, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Anxiety, Drug, Eating Disorders, Childhood and Mood Disorders and more.

Also includes pharmacology of many drugs with their indications, contradictions, precautions, warnings, adverse effects, dosage, overdoses and more.

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The Depravity Scale

Judges and juries both across the United States and in other countries who decide that a crime is “depraved,” “heinous,” or “horrible” can assign more severe sentences. Yet there is no standardized definition for such dramatic words that courts already use. And while we may all recognize that some crimes truly separate themselves from others, there is no standard, fair way to distinguish crimes that are the worst of the worst, or “evil.”

To minimize the arbitrariness of how courts determine the worst of crimes, and to eliminate bias in sentencing, the Depravity Scale research aims to establish societal standards of what makes a crime depraved, and to develop a standardized instrument based on specific characteristics of a crime that must be proven in order to merit more severe sentences.

This research will refine into the Depravity Standard, an objective measure based on forensic evidence. This instrument distinguishes not who is depraved but rather, what aspects of a given crime are depraved and the degree of a specific crime’s depravity. The research will enhance fairness in sentencing, given that it is race, gender and socio-economic blind.

The research has already been guided by legal and scientific study. Now, a two-part survey has been developed to involve the general public in establishing societal standards of what makes a crime depraved. The first part enables the general public to shape the specific intents, actions, and attitudes that should be included as items of the Depravity Standard instrument, and the second involves the general public in refining the relative weight of these items. In both surveys, all members of the general public are urged to participate. This is the first project ever developed that invites citizens’ direct input to forensic science research, and the first project ever developed in which citizens shape future criminal sentencing standards.

Neuropsychological Assessment Need Tool (NANT)

The Neuropsychological Assessment Need Tool (NANT) is a quick and easy to use online application to help assess the need for a neuropsychological assessment.

Sober24

Sober24, a service of the Hazeldun Foundation, provides an online fellowship for people who are sharing the journey of recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors.

We are not bad people trying to be good; we are sick people trying to get well.

Sober24 isn’t intended as a replacement for AA or other Twelve Step programs and should be used only as an enhancement to working the Twelve Steps and attending meetings.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Self-Help Resources

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help mental health problems.  This website offers CBT self-help information, resources and tools, including therapy worksheets.

CBT helps an individual make sense of their current problems, whilst understanding the influences of past experiences, using a diagrammatic representation or “formulation” which directs the treatment.  This formulation may be highly individualized and more complex for severe problems, but may also include more simple vicious cycles when looking at what is helping to keep the problem going today.