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Deliberate Self-harm in Young People
Code: PDP--18032
Price: AU$110.00
Member Price: AU$80.00
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Professional Development Workshop 

"Deliberate Self-Harm in Young People"
Jenny Furey Registered Psychologist working in Private Practice
Wednesday 18th March, 2020
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
2 Newham Way
Altona Meadows, VIC 3028
(Meeting room 2)

10.00am to 2.00 pm (9.30am registration)

$110.00 Standard fee
$80.00 ADAVIC Member fee
Bookings limited to 35 professionals
Bookings close 11 March 2020 or when fully booked

Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 
6 March 2020.  No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.

There has been an increase in deliberate self- harm in the last two decades. Self-harm is a complex and often alarming issue for the parents and carers of the young person. It is often misunderstood and raises many questions. While professionals support the young person involved they often also need to support their families and friends.

This presentation will demystify deliberate self-harm by providing an overview of the following areas:

- Definition of deliberate self-harm
- Latest research on deliberate self-harm
- How common is it?
- Types of deliberate self-harm
- The differences between suicide and 
- self-harming behaviours
- Why do young people self-harm?   
- Common risk factors
- The psychological and physical signs of self-harming behaviour
- How to respond to deliberate self-harm   
- Alternatives to self-harm 
- What if the young person doesn’t want to stop self-harming?
- When the young person doesn’t feel like self-harming 

Target Audience
Teachers, clinicians, case workers and others who work with young people.

Please note:

APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.

About the Presenter

Jenny Furey has been a registered psychologist since 1996 and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She worked in secondary school settings for many years and counselled adolescents (and their families) who presented with issues of deliberate self-harm. Jenny currently works in private practice and has a particular interest in anxiety disorders in both adults and adolescents. She is a provider for the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Program and also works with victims of crime and survivors of child sexual abuse. Jenny uses the fundamental elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), taking a whole person approach to treatment.

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:

  • Presentation handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tea/coffee, freshly home baked cakes and sandwiches will be provided

How to Book

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