Auckland 2-Day Workshop
This 2 day workshop provides delegates with:
Alternatives to Self-Harm (ASH) is an approach that that has been demonstrated to lead to a reduction of self-harm risk for people with emotional dysregulation. It can increase confidence in clients to maintain more effective coping strategies, as well as progressing to other therapies as needed.
It is strongly influenced by Narrative Therapy, in that it takes a position of curious and respectful enquiry to the stories of those who consult with us (the mental health professional), developing a re-authoring approach to stories about their lives and the role self-harm has played. The program also includes some cognitive behavioural coping strategies, as well as some art therapy ideas where a less verbal approach has proved invaluable in being able to express feelings and tell stories in meaningful ways.
The ASH program also offers a collective approach, whereby support people and whanau (family) can be included, which is of particular importance within Maori and Pacific Island cultures.
Day 1 will:
Provide a brief overview of a model that you can apply to your work with those who self-harm without suicidal intent. The workshop is for all front line staff wanting a better understanding and to gain more confidence. It will explore how to be effectively responsive to these clients, and provide some tools to get you there. This day involves some group work.
Day 2 will:
This workshop builds on the first day and expands on the underlying evidence-based principles of the Alternatives Self Harm approach with experiential tasks including role play explored to enhance your learning.
Feedback from professionals attending the Alternatives to Self-Harm Workshop:
'Your approach to teaching about the ASH Group was practical and effective'.
'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 the 2 days!'
'Thank you Diane, you bring a wealth of knowledge and the human touch to what you do - I want more!'
'I cannot thank you enough for this inspirational and oh so practical training.'
Learning Outcomes of Workshop.
On the first day you will:
- Find out what helps and what hinders in the attitude of staff when supporting a client to change self-harming behaviour.
- Understand how self-harming ‘helps’ the client and is best understood before offering alternative (and safer) coping strategies.
- Discover how building an Emotional First Aid Kit with your clients must be matched to their needs, and not be a random Pick-N-Mix approach.
- Grasp the X Factor: Know why a self-contract, not a contract with you/your service, is more likely to succeed and know how to do this.
On day two you will learn:
- 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.
- How to create an XYZ contract with a case example where the purposes are matched to 3 alternative strategies.
Date & Location
Two Day Workshop - Auckland - Thursday, 26 September & Friday, 27 September 2019
There is free parking at the venue.
Please contact Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport directly for accommodation bookings.
Workshops run 9.00am - 3.45pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am.
Who Should Attend
This workshop will appeal to anyone working with young people or adults on a regular basis including youth workers, case workers, community mental health nurses, teachers, school counsellors, school leaders, corrections & youth justice counsellors, social workers and counsellors.
Frontline staff who regularly interact with these groups on a day-to-day basis and need to have some practical tools and insights to brief interventions that will allow them to support the person who is currently self-harming.
Also therapists who are focused providing therapeutic interventions as the main component of their role.
Price & Registration
Two Day Workshop
Earlybird Special - $325.00 + GST
Standard Price - $375.00 + GST
I If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.
Earlybird for Auckland finishes Friday, 30 August 2019
Payment online is by VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email: email@example.com
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 $50.00 plus GST 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).
Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
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Resources will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.
Arrival Tea & Coffee, Morning tea and lunch are included.