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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 (3 Match)

  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education


    This CE activity is accredited for 1.5 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

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    I understand that Relias LLC, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics


    Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (Provider # 50-290).
  • Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services


    Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services CEBroker Provider # 50-290

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • 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
    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
    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
    Section 4: Treatment of NSSI Behaviors
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT)
    Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    Suicidality and Crisis Planning
    Additional Considerations
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributor
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced level Emergency Medical Personnel; Nurses; Social Workers; 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.
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    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.