In this session, attendees will learn about evidence-based counseling approaches counselors can use with those who self-injure. The session will provide creative, engaging, interactive, and experiential counseling interventions that can be used in applying evidence-based counseling approaches across counseling settings. Attendees will receive detailed directions for applying the activities.
Learn the functions self-injury serves and the counseling interventions that can be used to address this behavior and its functions.
Identify ways counselors can enhance students’/clients’ motivation to cease self-injuring via the use of creative interventions.
Learn 10 creative counseling interventions (which are rooted in evidence-based treatment approaches) that can be used -when counseling those who self-injure- to aid in the development of emotion regulation skills and an enhanced interest and ability to stop injuring.
M. Craigen ,
Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program, Assistant Professor ,
Boston University School of Medicine