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Treating Self-Harming Behaviors by Harvard Medical School

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel * | Boston , USA
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Title: Treating Self-Harming Behaviors by Harvard Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Dec, 14, 2018 to Dec, 15, 2018
Location: Boston , USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 300 to 400 USD
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The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 14 credits of Risk Management Study. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at:

Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.


The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 7 credits per day for a total of 14 continuing education credits.

Social Workers and Family Therapists

Application has been made to the Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work and to the MA Chapter of The Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for a total of 14 credits (7 credits/hours per day). The states of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapists. (Please check with your individual state licensing board for further information). The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0038; 14 contact hours have been approved.

Counselors and Educators 

The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division (CHAPO), has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5444. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. This program meets the requirements for 14 continuing education hours. CHAPO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This offering is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 14 credits

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  • Nurses
Event Overview
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An update on the latest research findings and clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of self-harming behaviors will be offered. This course will inform attendees of the changing body of knowledge in the delivery of self-harm treatment in order to accurately assess and ensure the safety of adolescents, adults, and their families. The scientific basis for identifying warning signs for self-harming behaviors and both suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury will be discussed as will treatment interventions. Group case discussions, Q and A, panel presentations, and didactic lectures will be offered to assist participants in developing new strategies that they can apply in their practice settings. The course is intended for mental health and health professionals, school personnel, educators, researchers, and others interested in understanding and intervening in self-destructive behaviors.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Identify strategies for self-help, refocus the brain from self-harming thoughts, and offer postvention after a suicide

Define new technologies, new evidence-based assessments, and aspire to zero suicide goals

Address non-suicidal self-injury

Explain different interventions including DBT and Motivational Interviewing

Determine the self-harming risks associated with guns, growing up LGBTQ, and experiencing body-image dysfunction, trichotillomania, or cutting


This course is intended for all health and mental health clinicians, educators, researchers, and others interested in the principles and practices of treating self-harming behaviors.


The course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

Medical Knowledge

Interpersonal and Communication Skills



Catherine Barber, MPA

Senior Researcher, Injury Control Research Center and Founding Director, Means Matter, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; Designer and Lead Pilot, CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System; Author, CALM-Online (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means)

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, MPA

Director and Co-Founder, Riverside Trauma Center, Needham; Teaching Associate in Psychology (part-time), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Member, Executive Committee, Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention; Leader, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Trauma Response Network; Contributing Author: Grief after Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors; Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children

Elizabeth Englander, PhD

Founder and Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and Professor of Psychology, Bridgewater State University; Awards include, Most Valuable Educator of the Year, Boston Red Sox; Chair, Cyberbullying Workgroup, Institute of Child Development and Digital Media in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences; Special Editor, “Cyberbullying,” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Author of over 100 publications including: Understanding Violence; Bullying and Cyberbullying: A Guide for Educators; Columnist, Bullying Bulletin Board

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD

Director, Boys DBT Program and Director of Training in Family Services, McLean Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Author: The High Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation; Families and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace in your Family

Linda Gelda, LICSW

Supervisor, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Past-President, Supervisor, and Faculty, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Member, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association; Private Practice and Consultation, Newton

Margaret Guyer, PhD

Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of Clinical and Professional Service, Head, Zero Suicide Initiative, and Project Director, National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Private Practice, Brookline

Douglas Jacobs, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School at McLean Hospital; Consultant, Medical Legal Matters; Creator, Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T); Chair, Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors, American Psychiatric Association; Editor, Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention

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Tuition for Assessing and Treating Self-Harming Behaviors is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

Please note that there is a $5.00 processing fee that will be added to your registration at checkout.

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made thereafter. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by postal mail, email, or fax. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.



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