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Limited time only! To celebrate the 9/1/2016 release of my fourth book in the Tips and Tools For The Therapeutic Toolbox series, all of my books are 10% off or more!

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS is 15% off for a limited time. Order now »

Books for Mental Health Professionals

Practical Resources to Help Clients Help Themselves!

These books are perfect to be used as texts for graduate counseling programs and are also a great resource for the experienced practitioner!

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS is another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in my Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas in the T.I.P.s format (Theory, Implementation, and Processing).

Ready-to-use tools include:
-Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
-DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
-Communication skills-building activities
-Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
-Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
-Fun team building exercises and ice breakers
-Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children
Buy Now$34.99   $29.75   15% Off!

The Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book

Clients go to therapy wanting to change, but often they have no inherent knowledge of how to change. It’s up to the therapist to build a well-stocked toolkit of life skills and psychoeducational strategies. This book answers the call, delivering an array of basic “solutions”—in the form of handouts, worksheets, exercises, quizzes, mini-lessons, and visualizations—to use with your clients and tailor to fit their needs.

This book is one-stop shopping for a variety of simple, practical, educational techniques to help your clients make longstanding life changes.
Buy Now$35.00   $31.50   10% Off!

127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox
127 More Amazing Tips and Tools For The Therapeutic Toolbox is Judy Belmont’s third Tips and Tools book in PESI’s bestselling series that has offered thousands of clinicians practical hands on strategies to help clients reach therapeutic goals.Something for everyone, and packaged in a creative and enjoyable way!$29.95 $26.95 10% Off!

86 TIPS for the Therapeutic Toolbox (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies)86 T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies) for the Therapeutic Toolbox features dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more. The topics covered are perfect for individual clients or in group therapy settings. Within the T.I.P.S…$29.95 $26.95 10% Off!

103 Group Activities and TIPS (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies)Fill your therapeutic toolbox with innovative, experiential exercises to enhance any group! Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of “The Therapeutic Toolbox: 103 Group Activities and T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies)” from more than 30 years of clinical experience…$29.95 $26.95 10% Off!
Buy all 4 Books in the TIPS Series All 4 books in the TIPS (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies) series together for one low price!

  • 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS
  • 86 TIPS for the Therapeutic Toolbox
  • 127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox
  • 103 Group Activities and TIPS

Buy Now$119.90   $102.00   over 15% Off!

The Therapeutic CompanionON SALE! NOW 50% OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE OF $13.00 And now, a therapeutic companion workbook! This is an ideal wellness manual for company employees as well as clients. This manual can be bought in bulk as shown or can be customized with your company or institution name and logo to give to clients…$13.00 $6.50 50% Off!

NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME! Normally 12.99, now 6.50 in celebration of the release of 127 More Amazing Tips and Tools For the Therapeutic Toolbox!

Buy in bulk discount for all your clients and be innovative!

The Therapeutic Companion is a perfect accompaniment to any of the Tips and Tools Series. To avoid reproducing counseling worksheets and handouts for your groups or clients from your book, your clients can have their own self-help manual full of counseling handouts and worksheets similar to those in the Tips and Tools Series. With many mini -lessons and activities that stand alone from any counselor involvement, your clients will find plenty of material to reinforce their psycho-social learning between sessions. Counseling handouts and worksheets provide your client with between session skill building. Ideal for agencies, groups, clinics, rehab centers, in-patient and out-patient settings.

Bulk Discounts for The Therapeutic Companion

1-3 manuals $6.50 each
4-10 manuals $6.00 each
11-25 manuals $5.50 each
26-50 manuals $5.25 each
51-100 manuals $4.75 each
101 – 150 manuals $4.50 each
Over 151 manuals $4.25 each

Personal Development 101: A Self Help Manual for a Positive Life! (eBook)Consider this workbook as your blueprint for mental wellness. All too often people know what they need to do to feel better, but they do not know how to get themselves into gear. This workbook gives practical exercises and visual techniques to take action right away! Through use of experiential…$1.99 $1.80 10% Off!

For other book recommendations for clinicians as well as clients, see my recommended Bibliography page.

My books,handouts and worksheets are from my Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox series by mental heath publisher, PESI. Here is a video I made for PESI to introduce my books and offer some practical tips and tools you can use with your clients.

MY Webcast DVDS from Continuing Education Provider, PESI – 2 Credit hours each

33 Tips and Tools for the Depression Toolbox: Using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT

33 Tips and Tools for the Anxiety Toolbox: Using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT

33 Tips and Tools for the Stress Management and Emotion Regulation Toolbox: Using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT

Sample Handouts from My New Release – 150 Group Therapy Activities and Tips

Therapeutic Activities and Strategies

Therapeutic Activities and Strategies Geared Towards Children

Cognitive Behavior Strategies

ACT Acceptance and Visualization Strategies

Improving Interpersonal Relationships

More Handouts and Worksheets – Visit me on Facebook at my new Tips and Tools Facebook Page where we can share resources with one another!

Assertive Communication

Cognitive Behavior Strategies

Stress Management

Self Help Quizzes

Just print and fill out!

Psychoeducational Group Therapy Activities

Training & Coaching

Onsite Training can be arranged that provides CE credits. I offer creative and interactive training for your staff on various mental health topics with many counseling worksheets including:

  • Effective Tips and Tools For The Therapeutic Toolbox
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Using Social Media for promoting your message, products or practice
  • I offer many various types of Cognitive Behavior Therapy worksheets and handouts, as well as involve groups in many psychotherapeutic group activities.

Individual coaching can also be provided for mental health professionals on topics including:

  • Starting and Growing a Mental Health Practice
  • Using Social Media to promote you and your products and practice
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Using Psycho-Social Education in Therapy
  • I use many counseling handouts and worksheets to help people practice skills between sessions. Many of them are Cognitive Behavior Therapy Handouts and worksheets to help clients build skills between sessions.

Individual consultation is done in my office, phone or Skype.

For Mental Health Professionals

I offer creative and interactive training for your staff on various mental health topics including:

  • Effective Tips and Tools For The Therapeutic Toolbox
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Using Social Media for promoting your message, products or practice

Onsite Training can be arranged that provides CE credits. I can also provide individual coaching for mental health professionals.

Topics include:

  • How to use Psycho-education in individual and group therapy
  • Starting and Growing a Mental Health Practice
  • Using Social Media to promote you and your products and practice
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Using Psycho-Social Education in Therapy

Individual consultation is done in my office, phone or Skype.

Workplace Solutions

I offer creative and interactive onsite training for your staff to improve workplace mental health and wellness.

Topics include:

  • Improving Communication
  • Creating The Positive Workplace
  • Managing Workplace Stress
  • Handling Workplace Change
  • Achieving a Work-Life BalanceTeam Building

See full list of speaking topics »

Speaking and Phone Coaching

I am available to speak in the Philadelphia / New Jersey area during the spring & summer months, and the southern Florida area during the fall & winter months.

I am also available by phone, Skype or in person to provide presentations or one on one or small group coaching to mental health practitioners in the areas of Psychoeducational and Psychosocial Treatment Tips in Mental Health, as well as clinical topics such as Mood disorders, Personality Disorders, and Treating The Treatment Resistant Client. I also provide help with Stress Management and Compassion Fatigue for Mental Health Professionals.

Phone: 610-437-6151

Email: judy@belmontwellness.com

Skype: judith.belmont

Continuing Education Presentations

I have presented before many mental health professionals as a National Seminar Trainer primarily for NAtional CE Providers PESI and CMI. I have also presented for Social Work PRN, American Counseling Association State Conferences in PA and NJ, and for the State of Delaware.

Topics include:

  • Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox
  • Social Media for Mental Health
  • Creative Tips and Tools For The Treatment Resistant Client
  • Understanding and Treatment of Personality Disorders
  • Understanding and Treatment of Mood Disorders
  • Best Ever Cognitive Treatment Strategies
  • Stress Management and Compassion Fatigue for the Mental Health Professional

Blogging for Mental Health

Below are my Guest Blogs for the American Counseling Association Web site. For more blogs see Blogging for Mental Health »

  • Quick Social Media Tips for Counselors Using Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Blogs

    Hayley Wilson wrote a timely ACA blog post this past week on the questionable merits of counselors using Facebook. After going through a huge social media learning curve this past year, originally spurred on by trying to promote my latest book, I have come to appreciate the power of social media to promote positive messages of emotional wellness. As a graduate student back in the 70s, I never could have envisioned that mental health could be promoted in such an extraordinary way to reach people in every corner of the globe! In this age of increasing use of social media, Hayley’s post was just the impetus I needed to outline some ethical ways to promote mental health and wellness using social media.

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  • Six Lessons I Learned About Growing A Private Practice

    As I am starting to wind down and limit my practice in order to spend more time on my speaking and writing, my quest for getting new clients in the door is no longer desired – and now I get more calls! I am amused to find that now that feel I have broken the “code” to learn how to get new clients I no longer want them, and the more I am not looking the more they call! So that my top 6 lessons learned do not go to waste, I decided to share what I learned so that earlier in your career you can benefit from my lessons learned. This is certainly not a definitive guide, but this is how I crystallized what I have found in my own practice.

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  • Helping Your Clients Identify Basic Human Rights … and Get Their Own Beach Chair!

    Recently a very bright, professionally accomplished client in her 40‘s asked me, “Is it okay to have my own thoughts?” She wasn’t kidding – she meant it! Although she had had a Ph.D., and was a sought after speaker and teacher, emotionally she was a “people pleaser” who was taught early on that it was “selfish” to be too stuck on her own thoughts. In her personal life, she was easily swayed by the thoughts and opinions of others, deferring to them so she would not be seen as “selfish. Interestingly enough, we chuckled together over the fact that the message came from her very critical and overbearing mother who demanded that her daughter put her mothers needs over her own.

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  • The 5 benefits of helping your clients learn a new “language.”

    As we all know, life can sting. People come to us with all sorts of hurts and challenges in their lives, seeking to heal but just don’t know how. There is no shortage of reasons and ways people feel broken, and besides support and having a safe place to “unload,” they need new tools to move forward. In an earlier ACA blog post, I wrote about use of metaphors and how they can help in the healing process. Metaphors help unlock old habits of thinking and coping, and encourage flexibility in learning new ways to tackle old problems. When methods of coping no longer work, even if it had worked or at least seem to have worked in the past, the role of the therapist as teacher of a “new language” is vital for therapeutic success.

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  • Counselor’s Role as Teacher and Life Skills Educator

    In my clinical psychology graduate program with its psychoanalytic orientation back in the 70‘s, I was taught that therapy largely was focused on uncovering how your past was still present in everyday life. The mindset at the time was that only by shedding light on deep seated issues can a person move past what had made them stuck, with increased insight and understanding. I only learned about Cognitive Behavior Therapy after graduate school, and was amazed at how just changing one’s self talk one can really change lives and happiness quotient. However, in my practice i found that even was not enough. Insight into thinking patterns alone does not change things, especially if habits are deeply ingrained. Sometimes, “knowing better” does not mean that we can actually “do better.” If so, we would all be exercising regularly and trim and fit! For many clients, some no matter how much they identify their irrational thoughts and know how they can replace them with more rational ones, they remain stuck. Why? They have no new skills to act differently!

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  • What We All Can Learn From Mark Madoff

    Almost three years ago, when Bernis Madoff was discovered to have bilked investors of billions of dollars in an elaborate Ponzi scheme, the disbelief and anger as the stunned world looked on was shocking. The ones most in shock were those who felt “lucky” enough to invest with Bernie Madoff. Wealthy people, including celebrities, found their own nest egg or the money for their foundations completely wiped out. However, the one who was the most tragic casualty was his own son, Mark, who took his life 2 years to the day after his father’s arrest.

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  • Why Steve Jobs Was Not a Jerk

    When Steve Jobs died, I became fascinated with news about him. Almost all the news depicted a visionary, a genius, a man who was compared to the likes of Einstein and Edison – and with good reason. He was an inventor, a creative and forward thinker, and he transformed the world of computer technology, film and music. His innovations have affected billions of people around the globe, and his “user friendly” technology has made life so much easier for the average person. With his brilliance and ability to be a true visionary, he made it possible for so many of us to use technology in a way that is intuitive and easy.

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