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Burwood RSL

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Burwood, NSW 2134

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Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) in children and adolescents:

Addressing the functions of self-harm in young people

A two-day introductory workshop including bistro lunch and refreshments

Presenters: Anthony Hillin BSW, M Adol MH & Rob McAlpine PhD, MAPS

This workshop qualifies for 14 hours of active learning CPD points

This course uses two trainers and a limited number of participants to create an intensive learning experience

Learning Objectives

The workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding the biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual underpinnings of NSSI
  • Identifying the functions that NSSI is serving for the young person
  • Distinguishing NSSI from suicidal behavior in young people
  • Recognising differences in NSSI between young people and adults
  • Orienting treatment and support to address the functions of NSSI
  • Using techniques from a range of therapeutic approaches with evidence of effectiveness in addressing NSSI in young people inc Manual Assisted Cognitive Therapy (MACT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT ) and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Managing NSSI in institutional contexts, inc schools.

Methods

A range of learning methods is used including, didactic presentations, experiential exercises, small group activities, skill demonstrations, role-play & self-reflection.

Target audience

This workshop is intended for mental health clinicians, including psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, general practitioners etc.

The Presenters

For 17 years Rob and Anthony have developed and delivered Australia’s most comprehensive interagency training program in adolescent mental health, initially for the NSW School-Link Training Program and currently for the Queensland Ed-LinQ initiative. Anthony & Rob have jointly delivered a suite of five courses in adolescent depression, anxiety and related disorders to over 3,000 adolescent mental health clinicians, school and TAFE psychologists, social workers and related staff. Rob and Anthony are certified trainers in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and provide teaching and consulting in the adolescent version of IPT in the USA and in Australia.

Rob McAlpine MA, Dip Ed, Phd, MAPS is a clinical psychologist and has extensive experience working with adolescents. Rob’s PhD is on the relationship between stress, depression and anxiety how these are mediated by interpersonal skills. Rob worked for many years as a counsellor in public schools.

Anthony Hillin BSW, M Adol MH has over 25 yrs experience working on adolescent issues, as a clinician, trainer and manager of a child and adolescent mental health service. His training and consulting has been commissioned by over 100 agencies in the UK, USA and India. Anthony’s work spans a range of issues including grief and loss, mindfulness, group facilitation and team building.

FAQs

Registration: Online registration requires payment by credit card. If you prefer to pay by EFT or cheque please contact the organiser (see below).

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The venue is convenient for public transport (bus and train). Free parking is available at the venue.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Colin Bisset: (02) 9523 3567, e-mail: ahillin@froggy.com.au

What is the refund policy?

A refund is available up untill November 9, 2017. After this date refunds, or credits for other workshop dates, are not available but you can transfer your registration for these workshop dates to someone else provided they are part of the target audience for this workshop, ie mental health clinicians, including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, general practitioners etc.

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