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Interventions for Cutters: Substituting Self-Control for Self Mutilation
Cutters continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEUs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what was self injury often mistaken for.
-Explain what a person that self harms ultimately trying to accomplish.
-Name one major characteristic of many repetitive cutters.
-Explain what was so alarming about the client wanting to cut herself, in the anecdote the speaker told about a self injurer in a residential facility.
-Explain how can this lead to cutting, if a child never learns to cope with feelings from his or her parents.
-Name one reason why the likelihood of self injury increases when a cutter knows his or her family member or a friend self injures.
-Name one result of withholding attention from the self injurer.
-Explain why the mother not did want to listen to her cutting daughter's feelings.
-Name one reason why it is especially important to enforce group boundaries when working with cutters.
-Explain what does it mean when a cutter believes that overt action is necessary to "communicate" feelings.
-Name one reason why using alternative behaviors to substitute for the cutting is considered controversial.
-Explain what can be accomplished by asking your client, "Are any pieces of the Miracle already happening"; when using The "Miracle Question" as a Treatment Approach.
-Explain how can the therapist address the client's self injury, to help a client understand that it is important to develop healthy coping skills.
-Explain the most important factor for the therapist to consider when deciding if a behavior like getting tattoos or piercings is actually a form of self injury.
-Explain the reason the author gives for the escalation of disordered behaviors, such as self-injury.
-Explain the goal Mona's therapist had for her treatment.
-Explain why was it important for Elaine to confront the girls in her sorority about their teasing.
-Explain how is Nancy's addiction to plastic surgery similar to other patterns of self-injury.
-Explain a reason that self-injurers who stop their self-harm behavior often feel an intolerable emptiness, dullness, flatness, or depression.
-Name the two extremes of boundary issues experienced by women with Trauma Reenactment Syndrome.
-Explain a positive factor in connecting MPD with Trauma Reenactment Syndrome.
-Explain what is meant by "complex PTSD".
-Name the eight characteristics of a self-injuring client.
-Explain when did Ceci's self harm begin to escalate towards suicidal ideation.
-Explain a benefit of having a client answer the self-assessment questions.
-Name six reasons inmates may self mutilate.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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