For those who have already attended Diane's 101 workshop - this training is available as a Private in-house training event to organisations.

A more in-depth look into responding effectively to those who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury

The APEX© model is an evidence-based approach designed by Diane Clare on how to respond effectively to those who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). 

This workshop builds on the introductory workshop Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 101 (so those attending workshop 201 must have attended the ASH 101 workshop prior) and is for those who offer individual treatment or therapy.

Through interactive discussions and activities, this workshop examines the underlying evidence-based principles of the Alternatives Self Harm approach learned in Workshop 101 and will include experiential tasks including role play to enhance your learning.

Who Should Attend ASH 201

Typically therapists who are providing therapeutic interventions as the main component of their role.

**FYI - For those who have attended both ASH 101 and ASH 201, a further ASH 301 on how to apply this to running ASH groups is an option at a later date. This workshop will take you through session by session on how to do this. Contact us today to register your interest. 

NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Diane present face-face as a private workshop to your team, please contact Faye Johnson for more information.

Feedback from professionals attending the Alternatives to Self-Harm Workshop 201:

'Your approach to teaching about the ASH Group was practical and effective'.

'Excellent training'.

'I got so many ideas for my practice and not just about working with self-harm, although that is what I came for, I got heaps out of this training!'

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes of Workshop 201:

  • How to apply the APEX© model to a case example & create a first aid kit matched to that case example.
  • Practice and gain confidence in using the Stop & Think strategy.
  • Understand how to use the Emotional Intensity Continuum.
  • Create an XYZ contract with a case example where the purposes are matched to 3 alternative strategies.

Recommended pre-workshop reading

To help you prepare for the workshop, we recommend you review the updated UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on self-harm via the following link.
Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence - NICE quality standard on self-harm

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.


Diane Clare
BA, MA (Hons), Dip. Clin. Psych., AFBPS
Memberships:  NZCCP, MNZAP, ISSTD
Accredited Practitioner in EMDR and is a member of the EMDRNZ Board.
Fellow of ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation).

Diane Clare is a registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury.  Diane has worked in mental health and counselling services since 1981, first as a grief counsellor then as a psychotherapist, before becoming registered as a psychologist in 1993.  She has worked in leadership and Director level roles across a range of services in both NZ and the UK including primary care, adult mental health, forensic, intellectual disability and tertiary student services. 

While in the UK in 2005 she developed the Alternatives to Self-Harm programme and has presented her work internationally since 2012.  Now based in Kapiti Coast in the Wellington Region, New Zealand, Diane is a seasoned presenter and provides a range of workshop options with an emphasis on practical solutions for clinical staff.  She has a specialist interest in working with people recovering from the effects of complex trauma. In 2022 Diane was made a Fellow of ISSTD in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of trauma and dissociation.

Once you register you will be sent the Zoom Login details.

Participants will be doing exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms and you will be emailed resources prior to the training. There will be group discussions and participants are encouraged to ask questions.

This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop with a working camera and mic as this makes interaction with the breakout room activities and discussions easier and enhances the learning for all.

Please note: Diane will share her slides with attendees prior to the training.

Workshop starts 9.30am  - finishes 4.00pm.

This webinar will not be recorded.

Please see below for links to Diane's other online workshops.

Price & details TBC


Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 or email:

Invoicing Information

Enter your content...We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If your organisation is unable to use our automated booking system and pay by credit/debit card and therefore require an invoice instead to pay by direct bank credit, there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply the following please:

  1. The full organisation name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to Brian - and , and along with the Invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the workshop – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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