Impulse Control Therapy Worksheet

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What is the theory behind the Impulse Control Therapy Worksheet?

Impulse control disorder is characterized by an inability to avoid urges that are meant to harm oneself or others. It can also include other impulse control issues such as substance abuse or conduct disorder. Individuals with Impulse control issues feel gratified after following their urges but are soon riddled with feelings of guilt and regret.  

How will the worksheet help? 

This worksheet will help clients seeking help for their impulse control issues to log information about when they get their urges the most to help the therapist identify what could be the possible triggers of these urges. It can also help the client become more aware of their condition so that they are better able to collaborate with their therapist to form treatment goals. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to be observant of the situation around them and within themselves when they get these urges and note them down in the worksheet. Instruct them to practice this for at least two weeks to be able to gather enough information to help in their case formulation

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