The impulse control log was designed by S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® as an effective tool for the identification, understanding and management of self-destructive impulses, helping self-injurers and their therapists to identify patterns of self-injury. The goal of this log is to put a window of opportunity (e.g. time to think) between an impulse and an action. It can help the user challenge irrational thoughts and identify feelings as well as allow for the healthy expression of that feeling as opposed to choosing self-destructive behavior. An excellent resource for schools and private practitioners. The Impulse control log, Productive Risk log, Confrontation log, Negative Thinking log, Dilemma log, Discussion Issues log, and so much more be be found in the S.A.F.E. Alternatives App. Available in Itunes and Google Play.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2016
Chart gives that client an opportunity to be honest and raw with what is going on. After feelings and/or SIB thoughts have passed they can look back and see a possible connection.
Posted by Sally on 16th May 2015
I am sorry to say I have not been able to use the log as yet. The young client I hoped to use it with has not rescheduled to date.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Feb 2015
While I like all the categories it doesn't really leave enough space to accurately fill it out to obtain useful information for studying my own behavior. I'm an undergraduate physics student (age 27) so I am trying to view what I record in my logs as "data" so I can learn from it. I downloaded it and then turned it into a form, rather than the current grid form so I have more space to write. I do think it will be useful. If I could find a way to afford the SAFE ALTERNATIVES program I would be happy to spend my summer becoming a better me.
Posted by Deb Daigle LCSW on 11th Feb 2014
young teens and adults find this tool easy to use
Posted by Unknown on 9th Nov 2013
This is a great tool to be used with any behaviour that needs to be addressed.
Posted by Denise Egielski on 18th Feb 2013
I just think if you need anything to help you figure out what your triggers are this is a great thing to have.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Nov 2012
This has been very helpful in allowing my clients to think through their urges & get to the root of the cause. I also like how it points to consequences & causes them to think about those as well.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Nov 2012
I used this product via copying it for 15 college students for use as a guest lecturer on s.i.
It is one of the most helpful tools to share with others, especially in a teaching environment because of the ability to adapt the form to other addictions and problems as well.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Aug 2012
Wanted to use on my computer but it's for printing only
Posted by Unknown on 9th Nov 2011
I use the Impulse Control Log when I feel like injuring and it really helps! I would suggest any self injurer to give it a try!