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Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
Storybook Skin: The Addiction to Self-Injury is a look inside the behaviors and patterns of self-injury. There has been increased attention to the topic of cutting/self-injury in the mental health field. Social and personal pressures impact each cutter in a unique way. Only in the past 30 years have doctors and mental health professionals recognized the issue as a growing concern. Just ten years ago it was difficult to find literature addressing the matter. Today there are a growing number of books, articles and research focusing on the topic.
This presentation will focus on the third category being that it is the one where the individual is in the most ‘control’. Numerous myths and generalizations exist about self-injury. These myths will be identified and discussed. Statistical information will be provided. The reasons for self-injury vary, so does the population of those who do it. Self-injury is prevalent among child, adolescent and adult populations and spans all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Both the precursor feelings to self-injury and the after-effects are most commonly related to the feelings and emotions experienced by individuals coping with addictions. This seminar will emphasize the association of self-injury as an addiction and will also identify treatment modalities that can be successfully applied to those who self-injure.
Stephanie Glickman, MSW, LCSW
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.