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Using a Trauma-Informed Lens to Better Support Youth who Engage in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)


Jacquelyn Christensen, PhD

Friday, March 2, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Registration 8:30am

Training Overview: This intermediate level training examines the complex nature of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents through a developmental and trauma-informed lens. Didactic lecture that includes empirical evidence, group discussion, and video will be used to help participants identify NSSI, contributing risk factors, and the critical role of trauma. Additionally, the various functions of NSSI will be described, emphasizing individual differences and the needs met for the individual by the behavior. Core tenets of the Neurorelational Framework (Lillas & Turnbull, 2009) and principles of allostasis and allostatic load (McEwen) will be used to inform the “bottom up” and “top down” considerations of assessing and treating individuals who engage in NSSI.

Early Bird Registation: $50 (Extended to 2/12/2018!

Registration Fee: $60 (after 2/12/2018)

Continuing Education: 3 hours - $15

 ***Group Discounts Available*** 


Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

3787 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90007


Parking is off-site ($12 - Cash Only)

Save money on parking and take Metro's Expo Line and exit at the Expo/Vermont Ave. station.   


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