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Self Harm - Understanding and helping young people who hurt themselves - Seminar

» 21/04/2010, Posted by Diana Beattie

Self-harming behaviours are a complex and challenging problem which typically begin in adolescence. Self-harm describes a wide range of behaviours in which young people deliberately inflict harm upon themselves, or invite harm to occur to them. Professionals working with young people frequently feel unprepared to work with clients or students who engage in self-directed violence.

This seminar by Dr Angela Dixon will help participants to understand the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves and will focus on practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this complex issue. Participants will leave this seminar with increased insight regarding self-harm behaviour in youth, and with skills, resources and confidence in responding helpfully to young people who self-harm.

Dr Angela Dixon is Clinical Research Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Psychological Medicine at Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney, and has 19 years experience working with emotionally troubled children and adolescents in both Australia and the USA.

Tuesday 15 June 2010
9.00am to 3.00pm
Cost $195 - includes lunch and presentation notes.

Contact - Compass Team - 06 759 1647 or office@compass.ac.nz

For more information see the attached information sheet.