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 provides delegates with an introductory 1-day to ASH 101
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.
We are also offering a follow-up ASH 201, online workshop to practice more in-depth the learning from the ASH 101. See below for details.
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.
There is an additional follow-on workshop Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 201
This workshop builds on the introductory workshop, and is targeted specifically for those who offer individual treatment or therapy. It will provide a more in-depth look into responding effectively to those who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
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.
Zoom Meeting Date & Time - ASH 101
Friday, 20 May 2022
9.30 am - 4.00 pm
This workshop will be delivered via ZOOM.
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. We therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop as this makes interaction with the breakout room activities and discussions easier and enhances the learning for all.
We also encourage participants to email their questions to us prior to the workshop, or via the chat at the meeting - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This webinar will not be recorded.
NOTE - This workshop has previously been offered as face-face training. If your organisation is interested in having Diane present face-face to your team, please contact Faye Johnson for more information.
Please see below for links to Diane's other online workshops.
Price & Registration
One Day ZOOM Workshop
$255.00 Inclusive of GST
The price stated is per person. If you are sending 5 or more delegates, email us for a discounted rate.
Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
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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:
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