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Course Overview

Non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors occur with greater frequency in adolescents and young adults. However, clinicians often overlook that adults also engage in these behaviors. Treating non-suicidal self-injurious behavior is critical, as it is associated with a host of negative outcomes including an increased risk for suicide. In this course, you will learn how to identify signs of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior. You will explore the various functions this behavior serves for those who engage in it, and how you can effectively work with individuals to modify these maladaptive coping strategies. The goal of this course is to provide information on how to identify and treat non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors in adults.

About the Course Author

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has particular interest in resilience and secondary traumatic stress among behavioral health providers. The majority of Stephanie’s work has included behavioral health counseling and medical case management. Stephanie served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and delivered training on many topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (15 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.50HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SB
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-05-31
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how to assess for and identify signs of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior in adults.; Explain features of non-suicidal self-injury and how the behaviors can develop.; Identify evidence-based interventions that can be used to treat adults who engage in non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors.; List the functions of non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors among adults who engage in these behaviors.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview
    Meet Jacob
    What is Non-Suicidal Self-Injury?
    NSSI in the DSM-5TM
    Prevalence
    What NSSI is Not
    Dispelling Common Misconceptions
    Meet Shonte
    Who Self-Injures?
    LGBTQ+ Populations
    Age Differences
    Functions of NSSI
    Neurobiology and NSSI
    Co-Occurring Diagnoses
    NSSI and Addiction
    NSSI and Suicide
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Identification and Assessment
    Considerations When Assessing for NSSI
    Self-Awareness, Stigma, and Shock
    Signs and Symptoms
    Interviewing Methods
    Assessment Instruments
    SOARS Model
    Functional Assessment of Self-Mutilation (FASM)
    Inventory of Statements About Self-Injury (ISAS)
    Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behavior Interview (SITBI)
    The Stage Model of NSSI
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Treatment of NSSI Behaviors
    Psychotherapy
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT)
    Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    Pharmacotherapy
    Suicidality and Crisis Planning
    Additional Considerations
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Advanced level Emergency Medical Personnel; Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.