Social Skills Worksheet for Adults with Mental Illness

What is the theory behind this Social Skills Worksheet for Adults with Mental Illness?

Social Skills Training uses principles of behavioural therapy to teach key social skills that can help individuals with mental illness to regain better functioning of their day to day activities. It is aimed at helping them lead functional and rewarding lives without having to depend on others. It is a crucial part of their therapeutic treatment goals.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help adults identify body language cues that signal different emotions. Knowing to read another person’s body language is a necessary communication skill as it can provide a good amount of additional information about what the other person is trying to communicate. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by therapists as part of extensive social skills training of adults with mental illness. After explaining the concept of body language along with specific examples, instruct them to write down which body language cues they think might give them clues in the given situations. 

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