PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVES TO SELF-HARM using the APEX approach.

Now Online - ASH 101: Friday, 26 February 2021

9.30am - 4.00pm - via ZOOM

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

This workshop provides delegates with an introductory 1-day ASH101 option or a follow up ASH2 1-day to practice more in depth the learning in ASH101.

Alternatives to Self-Harm (ASH) is based on the APEX model, which is an approach that has been demonstrated to lead to a reduction in 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 inquiry 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.

Workshop ASH 101 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 interactive activity.


Feedback from professionals attending the Alternatives to Self-Harm Workshop 101:

'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.'

Workshop ASH 201 will:

This workshop builds on the introductory workshop, so those attending workshop 201 must also attend ASH101 prior (this can either be when both are offered consecutively or at a later date).

Workshop 201 is targeted specifically for those who offer individual treatment or therapy. The underlying evidence-based principles of the Alternatives Self Harm approach learned in Workshop 101 will be further explored with experiential tasks including role play to enhance your learning.


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 the 2 days!'

Please Note:  Delegates can book either the ASH 101 workshop or, both ASH 101 & ASH 201

It is not possible to attend ASH201 without attending the day one introduction workshop.
If you wish and 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 taking you through session by session on how to do this.

ASH 201 - 2021 Dates TBC

Please Note:  Delegates can book either the ASH 101 workshop or, both ASH 101 & ASH 201

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes of Workshop ASH 101:

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.


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.

Who Should Attend

These workshops 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.

Workshop ASH 101:
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.

Workshop ASH 201:
Typically therapists who are providing therapeutic interventions as the main component of their role.

Zoom Meeting Date & Time

Friday, 26 February 2021

9.30 am - 4.00 pm

This workshop will be delivered via ZOOM. Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms and you will be emailed resources prior to the training. All you need is a computer with internet connection. 

You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, after you have registered.

We encourage participants to email their questions to us prior to the workshop, or via the chat at the meeting - email faye@grow.co.nz

Please note this webinar will not be recorded and made available post event.

The Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm one-day workshops are each worth 20 points / 6 hours CPD 

Presenter

Diane Clare
BA, MA (Hons), Dip. Clin. Psych., AFBPS
Memberships:  NZCCP, MNZAP, EMDR-NZ, ISSTD

Diane Clare is a registered 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.

Price & Registration

One Day ZOOM Workshop
$230.00 Inclusive of GST


Registration process
Payment is by credit card 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 027 607 3000 or email: faye@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  1. The full 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 faye@grow.co.nz  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.


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.

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CONTACT US

For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at faye@grow.co.nz or call 027 607 3000