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Self-Harm And Suicide Risk with Lisa Anderson – 2 CPD Hours

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This two-hour lunchtime bite-size course on self-harm and suicide risk in adolescents can be taken on its own or as a part of the BPS Approved Certificate in CBT for Working with Adolescents. The Certificate is designed to enable delegates to apply CBT to a range of common adolescent problems important to both practitioners and their clients. Each module gives a background on the topic, combined with practical implications and strategies.

The issue of Self-Harm And Suicide Risk is a common mental health issue for adolescents, that is both challenging and distressing for young people, parents and staff.

This module combines essential background information on the area as well as tips, strategies and practical treatment plans and strategies. The focus is on 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence based “tips” from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties which can often arise when working therapeutically with adolescents.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Delegates will understand the nature of the problem including relevant theoretical models.
  • Delegates will understand the principles and practice of CBT as an evidence-based approach to tackling problems. It includes 2nd and 3rd wave CBT ideas as well as evidence-based strategies from other therapeutic approaches, such as MI, SFT, REBT and others, specifically to address process issues such as motivation and communication difficulties.
  • Delegates will learn strategies and case studies relating to the use of CBT to the problem.
  • Delegates will understand common therapy obstacles and how to address them

Who is the course for?

Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors, Coaches, OTs, SLTs, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Arts Therapist, Substance Misuse Workers, Social Workers, Probation Officers.

Course tutor

Lisa Anderson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Lisa Anderson is an HCPC registered Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with BABCP with over 18 years’ experience as a clinician and an academic. She works within child mental health and adult services, where I have provided assessment, interventions, and supervision in both the NHS and private sector. She works with children, adolescents, adults, young offenders, looked after children, homeless and asylum seekers. She also provides an embedded psychological service to children homes and schools. I provide medico-legal reports for injury claims, care orders and mental health reviews.
She lectures in Psychology for the University of Leicester and manages the multi-agency training service in child mental health across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. She is responsible for training 600-900 primary care staff per year for over 12 years and teaching postgraduate students.
She provides consultancy on training and CBT to many statutory and voluntary agencies and have been actively involvement in local Talking Therapies development. She is an associate Lecturer for University of Derby on the Child and Young People Talking Therapies course. She has recently developed a training package for schools in Yorkshire and is a national trainer in child mental health, working closely with Universities and local councils developing and running CPD workshops.

Course structure

  • Video
  • Online Test
  • Personalised Certificate for 2 CPD Hours