- 7.5 CEU's
- Presenter: Patrick DeChello Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, RPH
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- DS 22 -Understanding Self-Injury
- Author: Patrick DeChello Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, SUMMARY AND OUTLINE
Often called the new age Anorexia, self mutilation, deliberate tissue damage, cutting, burning, self-injury is a silent epidemic Because of its rapid effect on Serotonin, self injury is more than a maladaptive coping mechanism.
Self-injury is a drug and it is as addictive as any drug of abuse! It does to the brain in a second, what in takes weeks or a month to do with medication. Contrary to popular belief it is an attempt to prevent suicide by refocusing through pain.
It is a way to deal with overwhelming feelings in an attempt to stay alive. Most clinicians have little or no understanding of the underlying dynamics, etiology, purpose of treatment of this behavior. In fact, clinicians often misinterpret these behaviors and rush to hospitalize.
To the astute clinician hospitalization is contraindicated. This workshop will provide cutting edge information as to the nature, purpose, etiology and treatments for these behaviors. These behaviors include cutting, burning, self-castration, nail biting, and hair pulling trichotillomania, head banging, and inserting objects into the body.
Disorders that include these behaviors include the personality disorders particularly the borderline personality and the histrionic personality, the dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, phobias and panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and impulsive disorders.
Treatments include DBT-dialectical behavioral therapy, CB- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Hypnosis, REIKI, Yoga, meditation, Rational Emotive Therapy, Family, Individual and Group Therapies, Response Prevention Therapy and many more. Clinicians will also learn the best approaches in dealing with the families of those that self-injure. This workshop is based on the research and information presented in my newest book, "Understanding Self-Injury."
1. Participants will be able to distinguish between a self-injurious behavior and a suicidal act/
2. Learn the underlying clinical diagnoses that incorporate self-injurious behaviors.
3. Learn to distinguish between self-mutilation and self-harm.
4. Learn to identify risk-susceptibility factors for clinicians working with this population.
5. Examine the etiology and effects of child abuse, incest, and an invalidating environment on those that engage in self-injury.
6. Participants will become familiar with the addictive nature of self-injury as a coping skill and the role of neurochemistry on self-injurious behavior.
7. Participants will become aware of the common treatments that work for self-injurious behaviors.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of how to work with families and loves ones of those that self-injure.
9. Clinicians will become familiar with resources on a national and international level for
clinicians, family and those that self-injure.
10. Learn to guide clients in finding a therapist experienced in treating self-injury.
11. Practice applying the information learned in the course to actual situations.
12. Learn to use Relapse Prevention Methods with this population.