Motivational Interviewing for Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Children and Adolescents

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Date Mar 19, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
There is added urgency when asking non-suicidal self-injurious children and adolescents, “Do you WANT help?”  Dr. David Kamen will demonstrate how to use motivational interviewing to get them to accept the treatment that they desperately need.

Full Description:
By viewing non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) as an obsessive-compulsive and addictive problem, we have the basis for encouraging children and adolescents who engage in deliberate self-injury to seek help.  We can apply motivational interviewing tactics, based on Prochaska and Diclimente’s (1983) stages of change or transtheoretical model (TTM) of Change, in an effort to get individuals to accept treatment for NSSI.
The DSM-5 now recognizes non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) as a serious childhood disorder worthy of further research and clinical examination. This webinar accepts that call to action by examining case studies and empirical literature, introducing participants to TTM and motivational interviewing steps and tactics, and providing methods for measuring NSSI treatment effectiveness.    

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

What You Will Learn:
Describe Prochaska and DiClemente’s (1982) stages of change and motivational interviewing models 
Apply the stages of change and motivational interviewing models to the problem of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)
Review the treatment process known as therapeutic assessment, and how it can be applied to NSSI intervention
Collaborate with NSSI children and their families, using journaling and art therapy techniques 
Demonstrate methods for measuring NSSI treatment effectiveness 

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:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

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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