Webinar: Play Therapy with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder in Teens and Tweens
June 19th, 2020
Cutting, self-harm, self-abuse, parasuicide, self-injury, and self-mutilation are terms that have been used to describe the behavior now included in the DSM-V as "Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder” (NSSID). Participants in this 3-hour workshop will gain understanding to differentiate between suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury, explore causes in children and adolescents. Exploration of themes to look for in the playroom that may alert the play therapist to a child engaging in self-harming behaviors. Time will also be spent learning play therapy interventions to help children and teens to suppress, manage, and redirect the urge to self-injure. Participants will:
- Apply knowledge of causes/risk factors/prevalence of NSSID in adolescents and young adults in the playroom.
- Analyze play therapy techniques to identify the difference between self-harming behavior and suicidal ideations/attempts.
- Discuss play therapy techniques to help alleviate or manage NSSI behaviors in adolescents and young adults.