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CBT with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: There Must Be A Better Way® is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies, a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas. We bring this APT accredited course to your own organization (wherever you are in Canada) for maximum cost-effectiveness and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day version and online course also available.)
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.
About 17,500 people are admitted to hospital in Canada annually after deliberately harming themselves, and there has been a significant rise in hospitalizations for girls, with a rise of 102% between 2009-10 and 2013-2014.
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.
All professionals who sometimes see people who self harm, whether 1:1 or as part of a team.
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Option 1: Bring the course to your organization:
We bring this course to your own organization a train a group of 6-15 people for a fixed fee of $6,595 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 3-day course, or $4,695 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for the 2-day version.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button:
Option 2: Study the course online:
Suitable for individuals or groups of professionals or whole departments / organizations. This course is available to study online - this is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality input and develop your professional knowledge at a time that is convenient to you and your organization. Click here for more information about this online course.
Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':
If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organization, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
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 this course.
Average Presentation rating: 97%
Average Relevance rating: 97%
*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 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."