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Cutting Edge: Understanding Clients Who Engage in Self-Injurious Behaviors

"It is not uncommon to work with clients, adolescents and adults, who engage in various forms of self-injurious behaviors. This includes cutting, burning, choking, ingestion, and/or application of harmful chemicals or objects, punching, and more. Understanding why clients engage in these sometimes dangerous acts is of paramount importance if effective treatment is possible. This webinar will review various reasons clients self-harm as a coping mechanism, how this behavior can become addictive, and treatment options for this population.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand various reasons for self-injurious behaviors
  • Differentiate between suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors
  • Assess clients with regard to the possibility they are engaging in self-injurious behavior (SIB)"

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