By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name five reasons why your client may self-mutilate.
-Name three types of dissociation teens who self-mutilate can experience.
-Name the three ways in which hospital tactics can worsen a self-injurer's condition.
-Name the three reasons teens are so vulnerable to self-injury.
-Explain a technique you might consider using with your self-mutilating client who idealizes someone who is abusive to them.
-Name one question that might appear on a "Conflict Agreement" used with self-mutilating clients.
-Name one example of hyper-nurturing.
-Name one key question that needs to be answered to better analyze anger in your self-injuring client.
-Explain the Axis I disorders commonly associated with self-injury.
-Name three types of arguments that many self-injurers use to justify their self-injury.
-Name two ways in which cultural pressures can cause teens to self injure.
-Name four aspects related to a self-mutilator's ability to form an attachment that contributes to their self injury.
-Name the three methods self-mutilators can use to avoid discussion in therapy.
-Name five challenges teens face when going through the final stages of recovery.
-Name one definition of pathological narcissism.
-Name two potentially important biological factors related to destructive Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) behavior.
-Explain what treatments doctors used in the first half of the twentieth-century as they continued to describe anorexia as a biological and psychological disturbance.
-Explain how did the prevalence rates of SIB compare between genders.
-Name two common traits of self-injurers.
-Explain what did procedures that increased pain sensitivity in rats also increase.
-Explain the term "appraisal".
-Explain the strength in utilizing the linear model for assessing interpersonal violence.
-Explain the actions of a therapist who has unresolved conflicts over aggressive or sadistic impulses and controls them by reaction formation.
-Explain how the ritual may prepares the participant psychologically for a spiritual experience when the self-mutilation is ritualized, as it often is.
-Name what two sociological types are most prone to be committed to the values of the inmate system and to utilize self-injury for purposes consistent with their values.
-Explain how do 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."
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Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs