Working with Self-Injury

Additional Info

  • Length: 1 Day
  • Where: Liverpool
  • Tutor: Zetta Bear
Many substance workers encounter self-injury in the course of their work, but feel challenged, daunted and uncertain about good practice in this area of their work.
 
This one-day course aims to give participants a better understanding of self-injury and explores practice issues, establishes the principles of good practice and increases participants' confidence and sensitivity in this area of work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining self injury:
    What do we mean by the term? How do our values, attitudes, beliefs and cultural perspective influence our definition?
  • The context:
    How we use our bodies to meet social and psychological needs, and how this relates to the kind of self-injury we encounter in our work.
  • Personal feelings and reactions and personal practice:
    What kind of impact does self-injury have on us? How does this affect our work, our professional practice and our personal well being?
  • Responding to self-injury:
    An overview of best practice.
  • Why people self-injure:
    What kind of childhood and adulthood experiances are charateristic for people who self-injure and why? How is self-injury fuctional for the individual, i.e. what needs are met though self-injury?
 
Date of next course TBA
 

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