Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Teens

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In this presentation, Dr. Tina Goldstein and Kim Poling provide an overview of the prevalence and characteristics of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents, including the relationship between NSSI and suicide risk. Additionally, the presentation highlights clinician characteristics and key approaches to assessment and treatment of NSSI in youth.

Tina R. Goldstein, Ph.D & Kimberly D. Poling, LCSW
Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) Center; Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh

Course Length: 60 minutes credit

Course Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to summarize key characteristics of adolescent non-suicidal self injury (NSSI).
  2. Participants will be able to identify clinical characteristics that impact treatment outcomes for adolescents with NSSI.
  3. Participants will be able to identify strategies for assessing and treating NSSI in adolescents.

Course Supplemental Material:

  1. The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery
  2. Self-Injury – Here to Help

Course Online Evaluation: You will be prompted with a link to an online survey at the end of the course.

Course Achievement: No certificate will be available for this course. Completion for this course will, however, show up on the user’s transcript with any other courses that have been completed on the site.

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