Understanding & Managing Deliberate Self Harm in Therapy
1. Understand what is deliberate self-harm
2. Identify which type of clients use deliberate self-harm in an ongoing way.
3. Understand what drives clients to deliberately self-harm
4. Learn how to assess severity and risk of deliberate self-harm
5. Identify how to manage countertransference responses, and use those therapeutically to help clients.
6. Learn how to treat deliberate self-harm with psychotherapy.
About Dr Nick Bendit: Dr Nick Bendit is a staff specialist psychiatrist working at the Centre for Psychotherapy (Newcastle), an outpatient public psychotherapy unit offering long-term psychotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and eating disorders. He treats patients with BPD using the Conversational Model and DBT, as well as supervising mental health clinicians in the management of patients with BPD. He is the current Director of Training of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (ANZAP). He has published articles on mechanisms of change in psychotherapy, reviewing the effectiveness of DBT in borderline personality disorder, and mechanisms of chronic suicidal thoughts in patients with borderline personality disorder. He has been a co-author on the most recent Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines on deliberate self harm in borderline personality disorder (RANZCP, 2016). He is the co-author of the second-largest randomised clinical trial of the effectiveness of psychotherapy in BPD, comparing DBT and the Conversational Model (Walton et al., 2020).
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