Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Conceptualization and Intervention from an Adlerian Perspective
Presenter: Amanda C. La Guardia – Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State UniversityNon-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
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