Angela Caldwell has been working with cutters for more than 15 years. She gets it. She shows you how to approach self-injurers fearlessly, with clarity, empathy, and understanding that go far beyond what self-injuring clients may be used to.
When an adolescent engages in cutting, burning, or other intentional self-harm, parents (and often therapists) understandably panic. But careful assessment is necessary in order to intervene appropriately. When a cutter is not suicidal, treating their actions as suicidal and taking steps like hospitalization only increases their stress and isolation. Similarly, when a cutter does not meet criteria for a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis, a Borderline treatment plan is generally not a good fit. In this course, Angela Caldwell, LMFT addresses the effective conceptualization and treatment of non-Borderline, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). She describes conceptualization, assessment, and treatment options, and examines the family dynamics that can serve as a petri dish for self-injury.
1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Content advisory: This course contains a brief reference to sexual assault.
Distinguish between suicidality, Borderline Personality Disorder, and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)
Identify at least two common ingredients in the development of NSSI
Describe at least two interventions that can reduce instances of self-injury
1. Defining non-suicidal self-injury
i. NSSI versus suicide
ii. NSSI versus Borderline Personality Disorder
2. Understanding NSSI
iii. Common dynamics
3. Treating NSSI
Format and Length:
Recorded Video format (non-interactive). Total running time 65 minutes
Intermediate. This course assumes graduate-level knowledge of common family structures and their range of impacts on functioning.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: June 29, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
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