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.
- 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?