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Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 10 CE credits is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Videos of Lecture:
Section 1 & Question 1
--'I Love to Watch Myself Bleed' - Control, Stress, & Self-Hatred
Section 2 & Question 2
--Three-Part Definition of Self-Harm - Staying Alive by Self-Injuring
Section 3 & Question 3
--Classifying Self-Injury - Identifying a Cutter
Section 4 & Question 4
--15-Step Assessment - Anecdote of Self-Injury
Section 5 & Question 5
--Tools for Coping with Comorbid Diagnoses
Section 6 & Question 6
--Families and Individuals at Risk - It Runs in Circles
Section 7 & Question 7
--Eight Effective Responses to Self-Injury
Section 8 & Question 8
--Tools for Training in Intimacy
Section 9 & Question 9
--Establishing Boundaries for Two Effective Treatment Approaches
Section 10 & Question 10
--Understanding Triggers & Overt 'Communication' of Feelings
Section 11 & Question 11
--Controversial Alternative Treatment for Cutting
Section 12 & Question 12
--The 'Miracle Question'
Section 13 & Question 13
--Four Key Elements of Successful Therapy
Section 14 & Question 14
--Tattoos & Piercings - The Self Injury Question
Course Articles:

Section 15 & Question 15
--Case Studies: Katerina and Carla
Section 16 & Question 16
--Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Section 17 & Question 17
--Do Other Girls Feel like This?
Section 18 & Question 18
--Welcome Numbness vs. Pain & Arousal
Section 19 & Question 19
--Fascination for Excitement
Section 20 & Question 20
--Extremes of Avoidance vs. Clinging
Section 21 & Question 21
--Mystery & Confusion in Diagnosis & Treatment
Section 22 & Question 22
--Is Cutting Always a Sign of PTSD?
Section 23 & Question 23
--Characteristics of Self-Injurers
Section 24 & Question 24
--Feeling Singled Out: Cutters in the Family Dynamic
Section 25 & Question 25
--Instructor's DVD Handout: Self-Injury Self Assessment and Alternatives
Section 26 & Question 26
--Prison Cutters:  Rebellion against Extreme Control & Boredom

-- Test --


--Appendix A - Instructor's Handout--Appendix B - Powerpoints Displayed During DVD Seminar --Selected Readings

--Why Alternative Teenagers Self-Harm: Exploring the Link between Non-Suicidal      Self-Injury , Attempted Suicide and Adolescent Identity

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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