By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
- Explain one of the five reasons why a client self-mutilates.
- Explain one of the three types of dissociation teens who self-mutilate can experience
- Explain one of three ways hospital tactics can worsen a self-injurer’s condition.
- Explain three reasons teens are so vulnerable to self-injury
- Explain a technique used with a client who idealizes someone who is abusive to them
- Explain the question that might appear on a “Conflict Agreement”.
- Explain an example of hyper-nurturing.
- Explain one key question needed to be answered to better analyze anger
- Explain what Axis I Disorders are commonly associated with self-injury
- Explain three types of arguments that many self-injurers use to justify injuries
- Explain the two ways cultural pressures can cause teens to self-injure.
- Explain four aspects related to ability to form attachment contributing to self-injury
- Explain three methods self-mutilators use to avoid discussion in therapy
- Explain two of the five challenges teens face when going through final stages of recovery.
Course Content Manual Objectives
- Explain one definition of pathological narcissism
- Explain the two potentially important biological relations to SIB
- Explain what doctors in first half 20th century thought anorexia should be treated with
- Explain how prevalence rates of SIB compare between genders
- Explain two common traits of self-injurers
- Explain what also increased with the procedures increasing pain sensitivity in rats
- Describe how Monahan defines ‘appraisal’
- Explain the strength in utilizing the linear modal for assessing interpersonal violence
- Explain why the therapist controls aggressive impulses by reaction formation
- Explain how the self-mutilation ritual helps prepare the participant psychologically
- Explain one of the two biological factors related to destructive self-injurious behavior.
- Explain how self-mutilators describe their instruments of self-harm.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."