Self-mutilation is increasing in today's society at an alarming rate.
Self-mutilation is the intentional destruction of an individual's own body
tissue. Due to the shame these individuals feel, it is often done secretly.
Contrary to popular myth, self-mutilation rarely represents a suicide attempt.
Typically, it is viewed by the individual as an act of self-nurturance and
suicide prevention. Oftentimes, mental health practitioners are not
knowledgeable about the etiology of self-mutilation, much less effective
treatments to use with their client. In-depth knowledge of self-mutilation is
crucial to achieving positive outcomes with these individuals and to put a stop
to their compulsive tendency to injure themselves intentionally.
The purpose of this highly practical program is to provide participants with a
comprehensive, research-based understanding of the causes of self-mutilation.
Participants will learn which of their clients is most at risk and discover
effective treatment and prevention strategies. To the extent that
self-mutilation is often correlated with other serious psychiatric illness, most
notably depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and
borderline personality disorder, these conditions will be discussed as well.
Attendees will return to their work setting armed with knowledge and tools they
can immediately use to produce results with their clients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Recognize the specific types of self-mutilation in youth and adults
- Identify the causes and functions of self-mutilation, including affect
regulation, stress reduction, suicide prevention and communication skill
- Analyze the relationship between self-mutilation and other serious
- Examine effective prevention and treatment strategies
- List and describe specific types of self-mutilation in both youth and
- Describe the specific causes or functions of self-mutilation, including
affect regulation, stress reduction, suicide prevention and communication
- Discuss the relationship between self-mutilation and other serious
- Generate and describe a list of specific prevention and treatment
strategies that have been found to be effective when dealing with
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Joseph W. Shannon, Ph.D.,
is a Licensed Psychologist in a private practice setting in Columbus, Ohio. He
received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1982 from the Ohio State
University and has over 20 years of successful clinical experience as a
Psychologist, Consultant and Trainer. An expert in understanding and treating a
broad range of adult psychopathology, Dr. Shannon has appeared on several
television programs including the "CBS Morning Program" and "PBS Viewpoint". Dr.
Shannon has authored or co-authored a number of articles appearing in
professional journals and is currently listed in the National Register of Health
Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Shannon has developed and implemented
training programs for medical and mental health professionals around the
country. He is recognized for innovative teaching methods including the use of
film excerpts to illuminate distinct adult disorders. Dr. Shannon has
consistently received excellent ratings from health professionals and presents
key insights and practical approaches with clarity, enthusiasm and humor.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Nurse Practitioners
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Social Workers
- Treatment Center Administrators
- Crisis Intervention Specialists
- Substance Abuse Counselors
- Criminal Justice Specialists
- Juvenile Justice Specialists
- Guidance Counselors
- Case Managers
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case
Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education
Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet
NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all
aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for
completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of
Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This course is offered for 6.0 contact
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a
provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work
Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program
(approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for
the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
This program has been approved by the Alabama Board of Physical
Therapy for 7.2 contact hours for PTs and PTAs.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC
Approved Education Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for
6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its
content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is
required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial
attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-In 7:30 AM Seminar Class Time 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM