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First Appointment Prompt Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a First Appointment Prompt Worksheet. This will give the client and clinician a concise amount of information about the problems that needs to be dealt with.

What is the First Appointment Prompt Worksheet?

The first appointment is extremely crucial for building the therapeutic alliance and rapport building, these initial sessions build trust and mutual confidence. In the first appointment you let your client talk and share, prompts are only used where you feel that the client is not opening up about their problems. The First Appointment Prompt Worksheet will help you to gather specific amount of information regarding the client’s pathology. It will serve as a bridge and build the gap that might exist between client and clinician. Furthermore, the clinician will think of the best therapy required for the problem.

How can a First Appointment Prompt Worksheet help?

This worksheet helps the clinician to develop the understanding about the client’s problems. Consequently, the most effective therapy is also discussed for the resolution of the problem. Sometimes during a session you get carried away with the emotions and unable to keep a track of the direction of the session, at such times this worksheet will help you to stay on track and ask the relevant questions.

Instructions on how to use First Appointment Prompt Worksheet

Use the worksheet to understand the things and prompts that are important to ask in your first appointment.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Assessment Prompt Sheet Worksheet

EMDR Prompt Worksheet

Session Notes with Prompts Worksheet


On this page, we will provide you with a First Appointment Prompt Worksheet, hopefully the worksheet will help client and clinician a concise amount of information about the problems that need to be dealt with.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.