About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and former school-based therapist - turned full time mama. I thrive on helping others improve their lives! This blog includes information about products that I've found helpful on my journey as a mama from from personal experience and trial and error. My hope is that it's helpful to you!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fun With Feelings Free Printable Workbook

Fun With Feelings Free Printable Workbook from kidlutions
(They have tons of other great resources as well, related to grief and loss, anger, parenting, divorce, etc)

Uses for Balloons in Therapy

Great ideas for many different uses for balloons in therapy from the School Counselor Blog 
Image courtesy

Social Communication Resources

Another Pinterest find!!! Angela Cardenas has created some great resources for Social Communication skills - you can find them here

TONS of FANTASTIC and Realistic Therapeutic Interventions!

So as you all may (or may not) know, I am slightly obsessed with Pinterest (check my various Therapeutic Interventions boards out at Pinterest.com/carlycollins). I was perusing tonight and am always looking for new and creative ideas on there, personally and professionally speaking. 

Well tonight I ran across Amber Seidel's Therapy Interventions (Play, Creative, and More) Pinterest page, and I HAD to share it with you! It has some wonderful, creative, simple, and realistic ideas to use with your clients!!! Click above or here to access her page.

If you need tons of great ideas, check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Study Tool for Licensing Exam!

For those of you studying for the Licensing Exam, this might be a helpful resource! 

Mnemonics in a mnutshell: 32 aids to psychiatric diagnosis

Note: This is for personal use only, as it states on the PDF file. I am simply posting it here so that you might use it for your own personal reference/studying.

Thanks again to my colleague Kendra for sharing!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Free Therapy Worksheets and CBT Tools

Thanks to my MSW colleague, Kendra, for sharing this resource!
Free Therapy Worksheets and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) from get.gg found here
Image courtesy of The Royal College of Psychiatrists

I Statements and Communication Skills

Here are some helpful resources I've found for using in family sessions regarding utilizing I Statements and increasing communication skills:
Advocates for Youth: Using "I" Statements
Learning to Give: I, You, The World 
Image Courtesy of The Usual Error Project

Friday, January 13, 2012