Non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors occur with greater frequency in adolescents and young adults. However, clinicians often overlook that adults also engage in these behaviors. Treating non-suicidal self-injurious behavior is critical, as it is associated with a host of negative outcomes including an increased risk for suicide. In this course, you will learn how to identify signs of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior. You will explore the various functions this behavior serves for those who engage in it, and how you can effectively work with individuals to modify these maladaptive coping strategies. The goal of this course is to provide information on how to identify and treat non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors in adults.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.50 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
What is Non-Suicidal Self-Injury?
NSSI in the DSM-5TM
What NSSI is Not
Dispelling Common Misconceptions
Functions of NSSI
Neurobiology and NSSI
NSSI and Addiction
NSSI and Suicide
Section 3: Identification and Assessment
Considerations When Assessing for NSSI
Self-Awareness, Stigma, and Shock
Signs and Symptoms
Functional Assessment of Self-Mutilation (FASM)
Inventory of Statements About Self-Injury (ISAS)
Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behavior Interview (SITBI)
The Stage Model of NSSI
Section 4: Treatment of NSSI Behaviors
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Suicidality and Crisis Planning
Section 5: Conclusion
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has particular interest in resilience and secondary traumatic stress among behavioral health providers. The majority of Stephanie’s work has included behavioral health counseling and medical case management. Stephanie served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and delivered training on many topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Disclosure: Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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