Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training
Institute. This course is entitled, Physical Pain Stops my
Pain. Our primary intent for this home study course is to provide
quality education to foster your professional growth. The Institute has provided
quality education since 1979.
Hi. My name is Tracy Catherine Appleton. I will
be the narrator of this CD set. We appreciate that you have chosen us as a vehicle
for you to earn your Continuing Education Credit.
of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding how
to treat patients, clients, etc. dealing with self mutilation. As each case study
is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation, I encourage
you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the application
of the principle to your setting. However, these notes are for your purposes only
and are not to be sent to the Institute. Also each track is very content dense.
So feel free to replay the track to review the content either for your own purposes,
or if you feel appropriate play the track in an individual or group session for
client education. Also permission is granted to reproduce this CD.
of the questions that are included on this CD set is reprinted in your Answer
Booklet. These questions are sequential and deal with the section of content that
preceded it. For this reason, to facilitate the answering of each question, you
might read the question from the Answer Booklet prior to listening to that CD
track. By knowing what the question is ahead of time, you will then know the content
to listen for that contains the answer. So just a hint, after you write down the
answer to a question in your Answer Booklet, read on to the next question in order
to give you a "heads up" to listen for the content that contains the
answer to the next question. Each answer is only used once. Keep in mind there
is nothing trick or hard about these questions. They are merely intended to verify
the playing of this CD set.
For the purpose of brevity, most
generally, I will use the term "therapists" or "mental health professional."
However, don't let these terms deter you from applying the concepts to your situations.
When you hear the word "therapists," if your job title is social worker,
psychologist, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, professional
counselor, resident director, program assistant, etc. merely substitute the appropriate
term that is the most meaningful to you. In short, don't let my use of the term
"therapists" cognitively set you off track from hearing the content
because your job title is school counselor, for example. I will also use the term
"client" for the purposes of brevity. However, if you deal with patients,
residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose "client" for the term
that is the most meaningful to you in your work setting.
this CD set we will discuss such topics as: the reason behind the pain, feeling
the pain, hospitalization, the vulnerable teen, body image, effect on the family,
therapy tactics, substituting self-control, DSM Diagnosis, justifying the pain,
cultural pressures, attachments, resistant clients, and challenges in the final
stages of recovery.
So, let's get started...