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Preventing Self-Harm in Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder
Thu 11 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
The aim of this talk is to give practitioners a framework for working with clients engaging in repeated self-harm, and present an overview of interventions clients have found helpful when trying to engage in alternative behaviours.
Specifically, this talk will present new findings from research which asked individuals with borderline personality disorder symptomatology about what they find helpful and unhelpful when trying to prevent self-harm. This will be presented within a framework outlining a path to self-harm and how this can be interrupted. A new structured approach to identifying potential interventions tailored to an individual will be discussed, with the opportunity for practitioners to try this approach during the workshop. The session will finish with a specific look at techniques that work supported by case material.
About Our Speaker:
Dr Julia Noble is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in Manchester, working in the National Health Service and private healthcare with individuals with complex and enduring difficulties. Julia has a keen research interest in the areas of personality disorders and self-harm, maintaining a critical perspective towards diagnosis and interventions. She also lectures on the University of Manchester Counselling Psychology doctorate programme.