By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain one major characteristic of repetitive cutters.
-Explain why the risk of self-injury increases when a client’s family member or friend self-injures.
-Explain a result of withholding attention from a self-injurer.
-Explain why it is important to enforce group boundaries when working with cutters.
-Explain what it means when a cutter believes that overt action is necessary to "communicate" feelings.
-Explain one reason why using alternative behaviors to substitute for cutting is considered controversial.
-Explain how to determine if a behavior such as getting tattoos is a form of self-injury.
-Explain the reason for the escalation of disordered behaviors.
-Explain why self-injurers who stop their self-harm behavior often feel emptiness, dullness, or depression.
-Explain the two extremes of boundary issues experienced by women with Trauma Reenactment Syndrome.
-Explain what is meant by "complex PTSD".
-Explain the benefit of having clients answer self-assessment questions.
"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