Self Injury in Adults and Adolescents, 2nd Edition
About the Course
This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most up-to-date information on self-injury so they are better able to assess for the presence of the behavior and provide the best possible treatment. The course describes the various presentations of self-injury, presents a history of the diagnosis, and details developmental considerations, risk factors, and possible biopsychosocial functions of self-injury. Attention is paid to assessing, diagnosing, and treating self-injury in a variety of settings, including mental health and school settings.
Social Workers completing this course receive 2 clinical social work continuing education credits.
Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course.
Counselors will receive 3 credit hours upon successfully completing this course.
- Define self-injury, including its prevalence and common presentations.
- Explain the historical classification of self-injury and its inclusion as a disorder for further investigation in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5).
- Identify the developmental trajectories for self-injury in adolescents and adults.
- Identify factors that commonly contribute to the development of self-injury, the possible functions of self-injury, and the health consequences of self-injury.
- Describe approaches to assessing self-injurious thoughts, behaviors, and methods.
- Differentiate self-injury from other diagnoses and comorbidities.
- Explain the approaches to treating self-injury.
About the Author
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is the director of clinical training and an associate professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Selby has extensive research and clinical experience in improving our understanding and treatment of self-injurious behavior. He has published 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters - many of which examine nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior - and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print.
- Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
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