Worry Coping Cards Worksheet
Worksheet published on April 8th, 2021
Between sessions, clients need to practice coping skills. Worries happen each day of a person’s life, but they should not be strong enough to consume a person. That is why it is important to remember to use coping skills each day.
A great way to make sure a client remembers to use coping methods to manage worries is to give them tools to use between sessions. One tool that can be particularly helpful for clients to refer to between sessions is coping cards.
About This Worksheet
This is the Worry Coping Cards worksheet. This worksheet serves as a tool for clients to remember the coping skills they learned in therapy. The worksheet provides cards for the client to record four coping skills to remember. It also provides a template for the client to cut the cards so they can fit in a purse or wallet.
This worksheet can be helpful for teens and adults. It should be completed in sessions to be used outside of therapy. The worksheet can be utilized in a group and individual sessions.
Explain the purpose of the cards. Make sure the client understands that the cards should be somewhere accessible when the client is home or away from their home. Complete the cards with the client to ensure they accurately record the method for each coping skill.
Provide the client a copy of the completed worksheet and help them to cut it into cards. Then instruct the client to put the cards in an accessible place, like a wallet or purse.