About Psychology Tools
Psychology Tools was set up in 2008 by Dr Matthew Whalley, a clinical psychologist in the UK. Its mission is twofold: to ensure that therapists worldwide have access to everything they need to conduct great therapy, and to be a reliable source of psychological self-help for the public. Therapists are encouraged to support the continued development of the site by registering for membership of Psychology Tools Pro.
I originally developed the site to ensure that I always had access to a toolbox of cognitive behavioral therapy resources wherever I was working. It’s heartening to know that therapists all over the world find this helpful too. I have particular interests in developing resources to improve best practice in the delivery of evidence-based CBT, formulating with a focus on transdiagnostic mechanisms, and third-wave cognitive and behavioral therapies.
Many of the ideas collected here are not my own, and I gratefully acknowledge the therapists and researchers who have shared their insights with the world. I am also tremendously grateful to the clients I have worked with who have helped me to refine these resources, and who continually remind me that therapy is about more than tools.
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Psychology Tools accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the resources made available on this website. Good practice guidelines suggest that professionals should work within the bounds of their own competencies, and should receive appropriate supervision. Materials supplied here are intended to support good practice, not to replace it. Please read the full terms and conditions.
Copyright & license
Materials with the Psychology Tools logo & trademark are copyright Psychology Tools. Psychology Tools Free materials are available spirit of information-wants-to-be-free. Visitors to the site are permitted (encouraged!) to download and print materials, and to share them with clients. The only restrictions are that Psychology Tools materials must not be sold, or hosted on another website (please link to the original documents, e.g. http://psychologytools.com/behavioral-experiment-free-en-us.pdf).
Frequently asked questions
Q: Do I have to pay to use these resources?
A: Free versions of worksheets are made available so that members of the public will always have access to them. Professionals who use these resources in their work are encouraged to support the mission by signing up for Psychology Tools Pro. You can think of the subscription as a sort of 'honesty box'. Not only will you be doing a good thing, but you'll get access to a wealth of additional resources that you can use with your client.
Q: I'm not a therapist - can I use these resources for myself?
A: Yes, of course! There are free versions of most worksheets that you are welcome to download and use. Please read the disclaimer, keep yourself safe, and seek the help of a professional if you have any worries or concerns.
Q: I'm a therapist - can I use these resources in sessions with my clients?
A: Yes, but please make sure you are practising safely & within the bounds of your professional competency. If you're using the resources professionally you are encouraged to support the mission by signing up for Psychology Tools Pro.
Q: Can I give away copies of these resources?
A: Yes. You are welcome to print them for your clients, to email copies, or to direct clients towards the Psychology Tools website. If you're using the resources professionally you are encouraged to support the mission by signing up for Psychology Tools Pro.
Q: I like what you’re doing. How can I support Psychology Tools?
A: You can help in a number of different ways:
- For the price of a coffee and a bit of cake per month you can become a member of Psychology Tools Pro. This supports the development of the site, keeps it free for therapists and clients worldwide, and gets you some great benefits.
- Let people know about the site by linking to it from your personal website, blog, or Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat account
- Consider translating some of the materials into your language (we're up to 47 languages :) but there’s still no Bengali or Hindi, and not much Arabic :()
Q: Can I sell these worksheets?
Q: Can I put these worksheets on my website?
A: No. You are very welcome to link to the versions on Psychology Tools but please don't host them on your own site. Hosting them on your own website steals some of the Google-juice that keeps the site going.
Q: Can I include these materials in a book that I'm writing?
A: If you would like to include Psychology Tools materials in a book then contact me with details of your book, authors, publishing agreement, and your proposed use of Psychology Tools materials. For a couple of worksheets it's usually not a problem, if you want more we can discuss licensing terms.
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