SECONDARY Adolescent Self-Harm: How Can I Help?

Grounded in current research and best practice, participants will: 1) learn about the function(s) self-harming behaviours serve for teens, 2) how to differentiate these behaviours from suicide attempts, 3) what to do (and not do) in responding to incidents of self-harm, and moreover 4) learn practical skills and strategies in order to help.

60% Lecture 20% Interactive 20% Hands-On

Target Audience

GR 8-10

To Bring/Important Notes

Participants may wish to bring paper and pen, or a device for note, though digital (pdf) slides can be made available. 

Sessions

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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Presenter

  • PJ Lewis

    One of the co-founders of Lifted Counselling and Consulting, PJ is a BCACC registered and CCPA certified clinical counsellor. PJ has particular expertise in providing individual, group and family treatment to high-risk youth and families experiencing concerns such as suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addictions. PJ focuses his practice from an interpersonal approach with thoughtful integration of behavioural, skill-based strategies. PJ also has extensive specialized training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy.

  • Ed Chen

    One of the co-founders of Lifted Counselling and Consulting, Ed is a BCACC registered and CCPA certified clinical counsellor. Ed has experience working in modalities such as Early Psychosis Intervention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Ed provides individual, group and family treatment to high-risk youths and families experiencing concerns such as suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and psychosis.  In addition, Ed has also worked in both the educational system and community settings with immigrant youths, youths with behavioral concerns, and youths with special needs.