Thursday, March 14, 2013

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury TapTalk

North American Society for Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) TapTalk

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Conceptualization and Intervention from an Adlerian Perspective

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Presenter: Amanda C. LaGuardia, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious (NSSI) behavior has become an increasing concern for school and community counselors as prevalence increases and the age of those engaging in NSSI behaviors decreases.  Due to this increasing need for a clinical focus on self-injurious behaviors, the DSM-5 will be including new diagnostic categories and criteria to identity NSSI as a disorder.  This discussion will focus on NSSI as a coping mechanism, as it is typically associated with traumatic experience, specifically in early childhood.  Common factors associated with the use of self-injurious behavior as a coping process will be discussed as well as a conceptualization of the behavior as a family and community issue.  Basic interventions will be reviewed.

(1)  Participants will be able to define and identify non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors
(2)  Listeners will learn how to conceptualize the behavior from an Adlerian perspective
(3)  Basic interventions for treatment of self-injury with children and adolescents will be discussed
(4)  Listeners will learn the difference between NSSI and suicidal behaviors
(5)  Family counseling techniques will be discussed with regard to treatment of NSSI

Join us for this TapTalk at 9:00 PM (EST) on Thursday evening, March 28. (You'll have to figure out what time it is where you live for yourself.) 

To join the TapTalk, dial 1-641-798-4200 and when asked, dial in the Guest Access Code: 4892130#   Be sure to put the # at the end.  To receive Continuing Education Credit* for the TapTalk, download the attached form below, complete it and send it in with your payment of $5.00 (for members of NASAP) or $10.00 (for non-members).

For more information:
Contact: Jill Duba Sauerheber

*NASAP is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NASAP is also recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for counselors.

For more information about NASAP, go to
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Richard E. Watts, Ph.D., President, North American Society for Adlerian Psychology
Director, Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Counselor Education
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2119
Phone: 936/294-4658
Fax: 936/294-4277
SHSU’s CACREP Accredited Ph.D. Program:

Twitter: @Richard_E_Watts

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