Spring Mental Health Series #2
March 11th, 2016
Understanding and Treating the Complex Puzzle of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Non-suicidal self-injury is defined as: the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent and for purposes not socially sanctioned. Non-suicidal self-injury is an increasingly common behavior among school-aged youth and occurs with regularity in middle, high school and college settings. Self-harm behaviors in school settings are often perplexing, troubling and challenging to understand, manage and treat. This conference will offer evidence-based best practices for detecting and responding to self- injury.
· Barent W. Walsh, Ph.D., Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Clinical Consultant, The Bridge, Worcester
Friday, March 11, 2016
8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Newton Wellesley Hospital, Shipley Auditorium, Newton
Free for members, $50 for non-members
This conference may be linked with the November 19, 2015 Mental Health Series Conference, “Interventions for Youth with Oppositional Defiant Disorder” presented by Dr. Dan Jacobs, for 10 PDPs. MPY has applied for CEUs through the NASW and the MaMHCA for this conference.
About the speaker:
Barent W. Walsh, Ph.D., is the Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Clinical Consultant at The Bridge in Worcester, providing clinical consultations, trainings, and staff supervision with an emphasis on clients presenting with self-harm behaviors. He is internationally recognized for his clinical work and research expertise regarding non-suicidal self-injury. Dr. Walsh provides consultation to public and private schools and universities regarding the understanding, managing and treating self-injury in school settings. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical social work Boston College and is also a graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work and Bowdoin College.