course »Dancing in the Dark: Working with Clients who Self Harm

Date: 6/5/2017, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 2.75
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This workshop explores the world of self-harming behaviors. Self-harming behaviors are used by a variety of clients across age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status therefore, it is beneficial for therapists to feel competent in identifying and breaking the cycle of dependence upon self-harming behaviors. Participants will explore the function and delve into how self-harming behaviors provide psychological relief to clients who engage in them. Informed by a current research, this workshop will provide direct techniques to assess, respond and provide alternatives skills to teach clients who engage in self-harming behaviors. In addition, this workshop will provide clinicians with guidelines to take care of themselves in and out of the therapy room when working with this population.