AAS Presents Non-suicidal self-injury: Essentials for cliniciansOn August 14, 2014 at 12:00pm EST, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) will present a webinar on non-suicidal self-injury.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is often equated with suicide or a suicide attempt, when in fact self-injury is its own separate and complex issue. Clinicians, helpline personnel, and other mental health professionals often indicate they’d like more education on this issue, and so this webinar will be extremely helpful.
Courtesty of AAS, here is the description of the webinar content:
“This webinar will address key empirical, theoretical, and practical issues pertinent to non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among youth and young adults. This includes an overview of: a) the most up-to-date knowledge regarding NSSI, b) a personal account of a lived experience of NSSI, and c) empirically-informed approaches for use when working with clients who struggle with NSSI.
This webinar is being offered Free to AAS members, and at the exceptional value of just $35 for Non-Members. It also offers 1 CE credit available for psychologists and counselors.
AAS is bringing in two great presenters on the subject matter to educate everyone who attends.
Dese’Rae L. Stage is a photographer, writer, and suicide awareness advocate based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of Live Through This, a suicide awareness initiative that pairs the portraits of attempt survivors with stories and their experiences, in their own words. She also has lived experience of NSSI and a suicide attempt.
Stephen P. Lewis, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. His research has been featured in various media outlets, including The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and ABC. Dr. Lewis is co-author of the book Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, which is part of the Advances in Psychotherapy series by the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). He is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS), an international outreach initiative providing current information and resources to individuals who self-injure, those who have recovered, as well as their families, friends, teachers and the health professionals who work for them.
This webinar will provide useful information for clinicians and other professionals who want to better understand self-injury and how to help those who self-injure. There are lots of great webinars, training opportunities, and other professional development opportunities presented by AAS that are only available to members. To learn more about AAS membership click here.
Dana joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and empathetic listening helpline that also served as a 2-1-1 information and referral service. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you’ll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys birdwatching, gardening, animal caregiving, and spending time with her family.