March is Self-Harm Awareness Month.
Sadly, adolescents have the highest rate of self-injurious behaviors compared to other demographic groups and 17% admit to self-injury at least once in their lifetime. The average age of a first incident is 13 years old.
This phenomenon is perplexing and worrisome for all of us who work with adolescents. The behavior can come out of nowhere and sometimes be hidden from trusted adults for months or years.
On noon (EST) on March 4, 2022, join nationally recognized expert Dr. Michael Hollander as he presents critical education and practical advice during his live webinar Understanding Self-Injury: A Live Webinar for Parents & Front-Line Workers. The audience for this webinar is clinicians, parents, teachers, and others who want to learn more about helping adolescents who engage in self-harm.
Dr. Hollander is nationally recognized as an expert on the etiology and treatment of self-injury and regularly lectures. He has treated adolescents and their families for over 40 years and held numerous positions of clinical leadership at McLean Hospital.
He is co-founder of McLean’s 3East Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program, which provides exceptional consultation to patients, families, and staff. Dr. Hollander was awarded an Endowed Directorship at McLean. In addition, Dr. Hollander supervised within McLean’s Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) clinic and supervised within the Behavioral and Research Training Clinic at the University of Washington. He is on the faculty of the McLean/Massachusetts General child psychiatry fellowship program and was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1998. Currently, Dr. Hollander is Co-Director of Boston Child Study Center-Maine where he provides supervision and clinical care. He is a DBT trainer for Behavioral Tech and travels around the world to train clinicians.
Dr. Hollander is generously directing 100% of the registration price to DBT-LBC in support of their mission, originally developed and carried out by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. DBT-LBC is a non-profit and mostly volunteer agency, whose members tirelessly work to increase awareness, affordability, and availability of comprehensive and standardized DBT. DBT was developed solely to treat and prevent suicidal behaviors, as well as to help families directly impacted by suicidal behaviors. Members of DBT-LBC push for change at the state legislative level in hopes that private insurers and Medicaid providers increase treatment availability within networks, raise reimbursement rates for comprehensive care and increase ease of coverage for those seeking comprehensive treatment. Scholarships for clinicians, agencies, and programs needing help with certification costs are also available and funded by DBT-LBC. Decades of research support DBT as a gold standard treatment for those struggling with chronic suicidal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT-LBC, the certifying body, exists for the purpose of maintaining the highest standards and adherence to the research model, ensuring the consumer has the best chance of success and recovery.
CEU: The co-sponsor for this event, Portland DBT Institute, will issue 1 CE credit through the National Board for Certified Counselors. This webinar will be recorded and will be available for viewing after the live stream. You will obtain a password and can view it for 30 days. However, you must attend the webinar in live stream in order to receive your CE credit. Click here to read about the Portland DBT Institute.
About the Author: