Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet

Utilize our Couples Therapy Exercise Worksheets in your practice to help your clients with their relationship concerns. Click here to download a free copy!

By Patricia Buenaventura on Apr 08, 2024.

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What is a Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet?

are documents therapists provide their clients to answer before a therapy session and utilize to understand, explore, and hopefully improve their relationship. The worksheet's content can vary depending on the patient’s concerns, the therapist’s preference, and the therapy approach.

If you’re a therapist who handles couples therapy sessions and is looking for a template to use but doesn’t want to start from scratch, we have some good news for you. We have created a customizable template you can immediately give to your clients with a list of questions focused on understanding the issue and activities the practitioner can ask the clients to do.

So you know what to expect, here’s a glimpse of the activities we’ve included in the template:

  • Listing down values
  • Listing of day-to-day tasks you’re responsible for
  • Listing down the things your partner does that you appreciate/are grateful for
  • Listing down the things you can do to make your partner feel loved or cared for
  • Listing down the activities you think you and your partner can enjoy
  • Listing down the things you can do to take care of yourself

Aside from the ones above, we’ve also provided sections where you can add other activities you may want the couple to try.

Want a copy of the template? Proceed to the section below for a guide on how to get and utilize a copy of our template.

Check out this video of our Couples Counseling Worksheet to see how these resources can be accessed and used:

Printable Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet

Download this Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet to assist your patients in improving their relationships.

How Does it Work? 

Step One. Access and Download the Template

Access and download a printable couples therapy exercises worksheet template by doing either of the following:

  • Clicking the “Use this template” or “Download Template” button above
  • Searching for the “Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet” in Carepatron’s template library on our website or app

Feel free to customize the template by adding activities you want them to answer in the dedicated sections below. 

Step Two: Have Your Clients Answer the Worksheet

If your clients can benefit from answering a couples therapy exercises worksheet, you can give them a printed or digital copy. It’s best to provide them with a copy each so that they will be more comfortable writing down the answers to the questions and activities. 

Don’t forget to set up an appointment so they have a deadline when they can answer the worksheet. 

Step Three: Conduct a Therapy Session

Once they’ve answered the worksheet and they’re in your clinic for their therapy session, you may use the information in these sheets to address their concerns, find solutions to their problems, and provide strategies to improve their relationship. 

Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet Example (Sample)

Here’s an example of a filled-out PDF copy of our Couples Therapy Exercises Template. You can use this for insight into how this assessment may look when completed. 

Grab an offline copy to reference by clicking the sample below or the “Download Example PDF” button above.

Download this Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet Example (Sample) here:

Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet Example (Sample)

When Would You Use this Template? 

It goes without saying that when a couple requests a session with you, you can use the couples therapy exercises worksheet template to help you identify the issues they have or aid them in strengthening their trust or communication. We leave it up to your expertise to decide how you will edit the template depending on the goals of the couple or your preferred couple therapy technique. 

Benefits

Structure and Guidance

If you have a filled-out free couples therapy exercises worksheet template during your session, you can use it to structure the session and guide the conversation between the couple and you and your clients. 

Encourages Communication and Transparency

Aside from having structure and guidance, having the worksheet will encourage the patient to share their thoughts without the risk of forgetting important details during the session or fearing being judged for their answers. With open communication, full transparency will likely follow. 

Early Recognition

If the couple can’t pinpoint the cause of the problems or fight, answering the questions or doing the activities may help the therapist recognize what can be improved early on to either solve the problem from the root or prevent it from happening altogether. 

Empowers the Clients

In certain situations, when clients can reflect on their relationship by taking time to answer questions and participate in activities that’ll improve their relationship with themselves and their partner, they may not only be more aware but also feel more empowered to take the necessary steps to make their partner feel more appreciated, cherished, and loved. 

Why use Carepatron as your Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet app?

Beyond being an app where you can obtain a copy of the Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheet template, Carepatron is a leading practice management software that doubles as an EHR and EMR. On it, you can find the tools and means to help you and fellow therapists to automate specific tasks and streamline processes.

Download the app on any gadget you have on hand and get access to the following:

  • Downloadable, editable, printable PDF templates for medical documents like forms, surveys, tests, assessments, and the couples therapy exercises worksheet you can customize right on the software
  • A HIPAA-compliant secure EHR system where you can store your client’s medical records and digital notes
  • Integration capabilities with your calendar for easy scheduling and video conferencing solutions for telehealth consultations
  • An automated payment system you can set up for your client

All these and more are available whenever you’re ready to complete administrative tasks more efficiently. If that’s today, then click here to sign up on Carepatron!

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References

Afarin Rajaei, Manijeh Daneshpour & Janet Robertson (2019) The Effectiveness of Couples Therapy Based on the Gottman Method Among Iranian Couples With Conflicts: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 18:3, 223-240, DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2019.1567174

Is Couples Therapy Worth It? | Common Questions About Couples Counseling. (2022). Retrieved 26 May 2023, from https://ipseitycounselingclinic.com/2022/06/09/is-couples-therapy-worth-it/#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20success%20rate,report%20good%20or%20excellent%20results.

Neumann, K. D. (2023, April 27). Does marriage counseling work?. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/health/mind/does-marriage-counseling-work/ 

Who uses Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheets?
Who uses Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheets?

Commonly asked questions

Who uses Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheets?

Therapists who conduct couples therapy sessions will likely use couples therapy exercises worksheets.

When do you use Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheets?

It depends on the therapist when they think utilizing the worksheets is appropriate. However, as a suggestion, they can ask their clients to fill it up before the start of their session so they may use it as a guide.

How do you store completed Couples Therapy Exercises Worksheets?

A therapist has two storage options. One, they can print it out and place it in a patient’s folder in a secure room in their facility. Or two, they can store it digitally on a secure EHR with an encryption system like Carepatron.

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