2017 Annual Conference and Expo Live Stream

282 - Creative Interventions for Use with Those Who Self-Injure

Mar 18, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Mar 18, 2017 4:00pm


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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.


  • Laurie M. Craigen , Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program, Assistant Professor , Boston University School of Medicine
  • Victoria E. Kress, PhD, Professor/Clinical Director, Youngstown State University

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