Stopping Our Children From Hurting Themselves: Foundations of Assessment and Treatment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Children and Adolescents

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Date Jul 24, 2014
Time 10:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
With increased attention in the DSM-5 to non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), Dr. David Kamen takes an opportunity to shine a spotlight on this growing epidemic among children and adolescents.

Full Description:
The number of children and adolescents who are deliberately inflicting physical pain and injury on their bodies has reached epidemic proportions. Self-injury is dangerous, but treatable. The DSM-5 now recognizes non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) as a serious childhood disorder worthy of further research and clinical examination. So, now is the time to learn practical approaches for NSSI assessment and treatment.   
This webinar reviews the conceptual theory of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, neurobiological, family systems, and psychodynamic explanations of NSSI will be presented.  Case study and empirical literature review will be examined to prepare participants for NSSI assessment and treatment. Participants will be able to successfully explain the self-esteem, emotional, family, and social factors that place children at risk for self-injury.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Discuss the epidemiology of childhood non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), based on empirical review
Explain the development of the term NSSI, and its distinction from suicide
Examine behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and neurobiological explanations of NSSI
Discuss learning theory, family systems, and psychodynamic theory of  NSSI
Employ therapeutic/collaborative assessment with NSSI triage and intervention model 

Your Presenter:
DAVID G. KAMEN, PhD, is a clinical psychologist licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where he works regularly with children and adolescents who engage in self-injurious behavior. In full-time practice for 13 years, Dr. Kamen makes frequent use of psychodynamic, cognitive- behavioral, and family systems approaches. As a disability examiner, certified guardian ad litem, and professional conduct investigator for the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice, Dr. Kamen has also served as a forensic psychologist to address the issues of self-injury in victims of child abuse and neglect. He has presented his research at numerous professional associations and is currently writing a book on childhood self-injury. 

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
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Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Case Managers, Social Workers, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators


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