Helping Clients Heal from Self-Harm: A DBT Approach for Teens

Hours : 6 + more
Start Date :  May 26, 2021End Date :  May 26, 2021

Organized by :   Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

Specialties :   Social Worker Clinical, Mental Health and Law, Addiction Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatry

Fees Fee :   Starting From CAD 199

Conference Summary

Helping Clients Heal from Self-Harm: A DBT Approach for Teens is organized by Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

This online course will be streaming live on May 26, 2021 from 8:00am – 3:30pm PST

All course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until June 25, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

CME Accreditation:
• 6 Hours
• Pre-approved for 6 CEUs

Self-harm, or non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is most common among adolescents and young adults. Although NSSI typically decreases in late adolescence, this behavior is one of the strongest antecedents of suicide in youth; and those who engage in repetitive NSSI seem to be at high risk for continuing to use dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies, even after discontinuing NSSI. People engage in NSSI for a wide array of reasons (including a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD), but usually this involves an inability to manage emotions in some way, making Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) an ideal treatment for this population.

While most mental health clinicians will encounter NSSI at some point, there is still a paucity of research about this behaviour and why it happens; and  education programs rarely teach about this behaviour and how to work with clients who are engaging in it. This workshop will help you understand NSSI, factors to consider when assessing and working with clients, and will take a DBT approach to helping clients eliminate this behaviour

Learning Objectives:
• How to define Non-suicidal Self-Injury and some of the statistics related to this
• Tools to help you not freak out when you find out your client is self-harming
• Reasons teens self-harm and ways to help yourself, your client, and their family understand the behaviour
• How to effectively assess for self-harm and tools to help improve commitment to treatment, building rapport and trust
• Overview of some DBT skills and strategies to work toward eliminate self-harming behaviours

Credit Info

  • Hours : 6
  • CEUs : 6
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