Self-Injury: Recognition & Treatment
Instructor: Terence Barrett
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $375
Overview of the current understanding of the dynamics of self injurious behavior, of the prevalence of various types of harmful behavior, and of the populations most at risk. (CCN). This course will also include an exploration of treatment suggestions for working with individuals who self-injure.
1. Develop a theory to understand the purpose of self-injury;
2. Recognize the various forms of self-injury;
3. Know the relationship between self-injury and suicidal behavior;
4. Become familiar with diagnoses in which self-injury is typical;
5. Be famiiar with decisions a therapist must consider before initiations of therapy;
6. Understand inherent limitations in prevention efforts;
7. Become familiar with effective therapy logistics and reasonable treatment goals;
8. Demonstrate level of achievement of course objectives through completion of workbook and written assignments.
Bodily Harm, Karen Conterio & Wendy Lader, 1998
Women Who Hurt Themselves, Dustry Miller, 1994
Textbooks can be ordered through the NDSU Bookstore or a local bookstore.