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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Issues and Strategies

May 03 - May 04, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 445.00 (regular rate)

Saskatoon, Saskatoon – Park Town Hotel

Trainer: Kimberly Enns, MSW, RSW

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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth (Early rate expires 4-12-18)$445.00Saskatoon, SK - May 3, 2018
Kimberly Enns, Trainer at CTRI

About the trainer

Kimberly Enns, MSW, RSW

Kimberly is a Registered Social Worker, holding a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her professional experience includes clinical case management, counselling and group facilitation in the child welfare system for high-needs children and youth, as well as in community-based programs for those who struggle with eating disorders and for individuals with intellectual disabilities in conflict with the law. In addition to her work with CTRI, Kimberly maintains a private counselling practice for individuals, couples and families, specializing in the areas of trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, self-injury behaviour and disordered eating and body image. Her therapeutic approach is one of warmth and collaboration, recognizing that people are resilient, have inherent wisdom about their lives and are hard-wired for connection with others. Constantly pursuing her own growth as a therapist, Kimberly believes that helpers are energized by fresh ideas and approaches. She draws on her experience in the field and passion for these issues to provide energetic, enlightening and interactive presentations.

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Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage, such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions amongst our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helping professionals are therefore increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This workshop will begin with a general overview to assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. The content will then focus on practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this complex issue. Participants will leave this workshop with increased insight regarding self-injury behaviour in youth and a framework for effective intervention.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

Day 1
  • Overview of Self-Injury Behaviour
  • Personal Perspective Exploration
  • Distinguishing Suicide Attempts from Self-Injury
  • Who Self-Injures
  • Causes of Self-Injuring Behaviour
  • Increased Prevalence of Self-Injury
  • Functions of Self-Injury and Common Justifications
  • Warning Signs
  • The Cycle of Self-Injury
  • Problematic Reactions
  • Initial Therapeutic Response
Day 2
  • Assessment
  • Increasing Motivation
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding and Identifying Emotions
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Parents: How to Help
  • Self-Injury Contagion
  • Special Considerations for Schools
  • Managing Setbacks
  • Mental Health Diagnoses Associated with Self-Injury
  • Prevention of Self-Injury

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, parents and anyone seeking a better understanding of self-injury and how to respond to it.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, video, case study exercises and small group discussions

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand common self-injury including causes, warning signs and how it helps.
  • Distinguish self-injury from suicide attempts.
  • Identify how to best respond to an individual who is self-injuring.
  • Apply assessment, emotion identification, replacement skills training and cognitive strategies to working with individuals who self-injure.
  • Know how to respond to self-injury relapses and the issue of contagion.

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May 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am
May 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Saskatoon, Saskatoon – Park Town Hotel
924 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3H5 Canada
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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth (Early rate expires 4-12-18)$445.00Saskatoon, SK - May 3, 2018
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

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Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)

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