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The Association for Psychological Therapies is a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas and our CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must Be A Better Way® course is available to study online. This provides an opportunity to obtain APT-quality input at a time that is convenient to you and your colleagues, and minimises the need for 'cover' normally associated with training.
Deliberate non-suicidal self-injury is the intentional cause of harm to one's own body. More often, however, it is thought of as the coping with intense emotional distress by inflicting injury to oneself. It is more prevalent amongst young people, though by no means confined to them.
Non-suicidal self-injury is not attempted suicide. People who self-harm have no intention of killing themselves, at that point in time. Rather the non-suicidal self-injury is usually a way of coping with some form of distress. In attempted suicide, by contrast, the person intends to kill themselves. However, although it is important to distinguish between non-suicidal self-injury and attempted suicide, people who self-harm are in fact 10 times more likely to eventually end their own lives than people who don't.
More than 24,000 teenagers are admitted to hospital in the UK annually after deliberately harming themselves; 1 in 10 teenagers self-harms. Rates of non-suicidal self-injury in the UK have increased over the last 10 years and are amongst the highest in Europe.
Sometimes, non-suicidal self-injury is triggered by events such as: bereavement, loss of employment, imprisonment, relationship problems, and other crises, yet at other times, none of those are present, and the non-suicidal self-injury seems to be purely a very effective means of coping with tension and stress.
This course sets out to give a clear and effective approach to working with non-suicidal self-injury by providing patients with something that works better for them than harming themselves.
You will be registered at APT as having completed the course and exam, and will receive a printable certificate to acknowledge your completion. Delegates will also receive APT's Level 2 Accreditation. As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This accreditation is given weight by the fact of over 100,000 professionals having attended APT training.
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of the 'live' version of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 97%
Average Relevance rating: 97%
*These statistics were last updated in September 2018 and are taken from the 'live' version of this course.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'live' CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must Be A Better Way® course has received.
"Fantastic course … more courses like this are needed for everyone working in mental health."
"This has been the best course I have been on in 25 years of nursing. The tutor had a fantastic way of bringing the subject to life. I feel armed with skills to be able to work effectively with a service user on taking this forward. Self harm no longer sends me running to the hills."
*This feedback is taken from the 'live' version of this course.