Breaking the Habit of Self-Harm:
Evidence-Based Recovery for Children and Adolescents
- Psychology / Social Workers Training Seminar
An Integrative Approach to the Rising
Challenge of Self–Injury
Whether engaging in cutting, purging, compulsive skin–picking, or another form
of self–injury, children and adolescents who deliberately harm themselves are
all at risk of becoming emotionally isolated, socially alienated, and suicidal.
Feelings of shame and embarrassment can quickly lead to a downward spiral,
driving some to console themselves in seclusion, while others develop enabling
relationships among self–injuring peers—further intensifying the lethality and
suicidal intent of their acts.
Fully equip yourself to face the rising challenge of self–injury with the
evidence–based assessment and treatment strategies presented in this interactive
seminar. Discuss the reasons for self–harm, its emotionally and socially
isolating impact, and the self–fueling dynamics of self–injury subculture.
Investigate popular influences behind the rising incidence of self–harm among
children and teenagers. Finally, analyze the impact of overlapping psychiatric
disorders on treatment, and explore evolving applications of interrelated DSM–5
information concerning self–injury, major depressive disorder, OCD, eating
disorders, substance abuse, and more. If you've ever felt ill–prepared to help
these children or experienced periods of burnout as a clinician after an
especially difficult case, this course will profoundly impact your practice.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Analyze the spectrum of self–injurious
behaviors in adolescents and children
• Define five theoretical perspectives on self–injury
• Compare suicidal, para–suicidal, and non–suicidal self–injury
• Analyze the efficacy of counseling techniques, commonly prescribed
medications, and relapse–prevention strategies
• Evaluate ethical and HIPAA compliance components of risk management
• Evaluate applications of an evidence–based four–step assessment and treatment
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
DAVID KAMEN, PhD, is a clinical
psychologist licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where he works
regularly with children and adolescents who engage in self-injurious behavior.
In full-time practice for almost 15 years, Dr. Kamen makes frequent use of
psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches. As a
disability examiner, certified guardian ad litem, and professional conduct
investigator for the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice, Dr. Kamen
has also served as a forensic psychologist to address the issues of self-injury
in victims of child abuse and neglect. He has presented his research at numerous
professional associations and is currently writing a book on childhood
I have to say that this was the best seminar that
I have ever attended: very informative, great course workbook full of
interesting and needed info, very knowledgeable presenter. I will recommend this
course to others.
William Cobb, Counselor Gainsville, FL
The time went by quickly. The speaker was well–versed and made the material very
understandable. He gave so many practical examples that will be of great use in
Stan Vespie, Counselor Linden, TN
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Psychiatric Nurses
• Case Managers
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Mental Health Administrators
• Guidance Counselors
This program has been submitted to the Wisconsin
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 6 CEUs.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
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, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. 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.
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 (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). 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 more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development
requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this
information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional
development/continuing education credit.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This educational offering 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 an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Application has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family
Therapy for pre-approval of six continuing education hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education
Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM