About CourseRelease Date: February 2, 2019
Expiration Date: February 5, 2024
This intermediate-level course provides clinicians with the most up-to-date information on self-injury so they are better able to assess for the presence of the behavior and provide the best possible treatment. The course describes the various presentations of self-injury, presents a history of the diagnosis, and details developmental considerations, risk factors, and possible biopsychosocial functions of self-injury. Attention is paid to assessing, diagnosing, and treating self-injury in a variety of settings, including mental health and school settings.
Social Workers completing this course receive 2 clinical social work continuing education credits..
Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course.
- Define self-injury, including its prevalence and common presentations.
- Explain the historical classification of self-injury and its inclusion as a disorder for further investigation in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5).
- Identify the developmental trajectories for self-injury in adolescents and adults.
- Identify factors that commonly contribute to the development of self-injury, the possible functions of self-injury, and the health consequences of self-injury.
- Describe approaches to assessing self-injurious thoughts, behaviors, and methods.
- Differentiate self-injury from other diagnoses and comorbidities.
- Explain the approaches to treating self-injury.
About the Author
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is the director of clinical training and an associate professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Selby has extensive research and clinical experience in improving our understanding and treatment of self-injurious behavior. He has published 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters - many of which examine nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior - and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
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