Session Nine - Suicidality and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

May 8, 2024

Session Nine - Suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury
Content Level: Advanced

Contributor: Su Baker, MEd

Session Description
Suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury (NSII) are very prevalent in those with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. This session explores research into the role of complex trauma and dissociative disorder in both suicide and non-suicidal self-injury and whether dissociation in and of itself is a mediator in non-suicidal self-injury. As an outcome of the research, methods of assessing and treating suicidal acts and non-suicidal self-injury is
discussed. Students are encouraged to consider their responses to their clients’ suicidal acts as well as client’s non-suicidal self-injury in light of the research.

    Readings

    1. Ford, J.D. & Gómez, J.M. (2015) The Relationship of Psychological Trauma and Dissociative and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders to Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicidality: A Review, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 16:3, 232-271.
    2. Ford, J.D. & Gómez, J.M. (2015) Self-Injury and Suicidality: The Impact of Trauma and Dissociation, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 16:3, 225-231
    3. Franzke, I, Wabnitz, P & Claudia Catani, C (2015) Dissociation as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Females: A Path Analytic Approach, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 16:3, 286-302
    4. Webermann, A.R., Myrick, A.C., Taylor, C.L., Chasson, G.S. & Brand, B.L. (2016) Dissociative, depressive, and PTSD symptom severity as correlates of nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidality in dissociative disorder patients, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17:1, 67-80.
    Timed Outline
    30 minutes:   Discussion of Readings 1 and 2
    30 minutes:   Discussion of Reading 3
    30 minutes:   Discussion of Readings 1, 2 and 4
    30 minutes:   Discussion of Readings 1, 2, 3 and 4
    30 minutes:   Discussion of student’s disguised cases, or further discussion of readings 1, 2, 3 and 4 if no case material available.

     

    Learning Objectives

    After the completion of this class, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss differences between suicidal ideation and attempts and non-suicidal self-injury in trauma survivors
    2. Discuss the role of dissociation in suicidal acts and non-suicidal self-injury
    3. Discuss the impact of the research in the assessment and treatment of suicidal acts and non-suicidal self-injury.
    4. Discuss countertransference responses to clients’ suicidal acts and NSSI.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 2.50 APA
      The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • 2.50 ASWB ACE
      The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
    • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
      This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
    Course opens: 
    06/01/2022
    Course expires: 
    06/30/2025
    Event starts: 
    05/08/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
    Event ends: 
    05/08/2024 - 2:30pm EDT
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    Available Credit

    • 2.50 APA
      The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • 2.50 ASWB ACE
      The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
    • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
      This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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