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Self harm in adolescents and young adults: What’s going on?

Event number: 17470
3 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Associate Professor Penelope Hasking

This presentation will provide attendees with the opportunity to understand the latest research data on self harm in schools and universities across Australia and internationally.  Internationally recognised as an expert in the field Associate Professor Hasking will provide an overview of the latest research concerning non suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and will include discussion of

  • the nature and extent of NSSI,
  • why people self-injure and the relationship between NSSI and suicidal behaviour, and
  • guidelines for addressing NSSI in school settings.

There will be opportunity for you and your colleagues to discuss the challenges of working with individuals who self harm, and to develop insight into the latest policy initiatives in this area with a particular focus on best practice guidelines for schools.

Learning outcomes:

Attendees will:

  • Familiarise themselves with the latest research data in the field of non suicidal self harm in Australia and internationally.
  • Understand why people self-injure and clarify the relationship between self harm and suicidal behaviour .
  • Recognise the implications of this data for practice.
  • Discuss the latest policy initiatives in this area.

About the presenter(s)

Penelope Hasking is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Curtin University, where she focuses her work on the socio-cognitive factors that initiate and maintain non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents and young adults. As the founding Chair of the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Settings (ICSES), she has led an international position paper on addressing NSSI in schools, and co-authored guidelines for addressing NSSI on university campuses. Together with colleagues, she has developed, and evaluated, policy documents that schools can use to guide their response to NSSI in schools.


Cost includes finger food which will be served throughout the event
Registration closes Friday 24 March 2017


Online registration

Mount Hawthorn

Academy Cafe
The Mezz, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd
Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 29/3/2017
End date: 29/3/2017
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm


APS CEDP Member $60
APS CEDP Student Member $50
APS Member: $75
APS Student: $50
Non Member: $85


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