Tony L. Sheppard – Suicide and Self-Harm in Our Youth
Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and Suicide
Primary motivations and neuropsychology
NSSI and trauma
Suicide and Suicidal Ideation – symptom or disease
Is youth suicide contagious?
Means and means restriction
Relationship between NSSI and suicide
Assessment is the Key to Effective Treatment
A matter of trust – clinical implications of research on confidentiality of minors with mental health concerns
Clinical screening and formal assessment tools for NSSI
Recency and frequency
Suicide risk assessment
Ideation, plan, means, intent
Level of risk
Use the Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing Model in Treatment
Motivational techniques that engage teens and adolescents in their treatment
Sustain and maintain recovery
Therapeutic Interventions Drawn from Interpersonal Neurobiology, CBT, and DBT
Develop distraction strategies
Build coping skills
Enhance self-esteem and self-acceptance
Improve relationships and relational skills
Address trauma (Big T and Little T)
Develop problem solving skills
The role of adjunctive therapies
Replacement Behaviors for NSSI
Use of alternative harm behaviors
Employ a Multi-Systemic Treatment Approach
Working with parents
Educate and consult
No one understands me – Validation in the family context
The issue of control
Contract to curb NSSI and Suicidal Ideation Monitoring
The role of the school
Who needs to know/how much?
Reporting to parents
Build “Trusted Adult” support networks
The role of peers
The impact of Veteran suicide on family dynamics and connectedness
Social Media, NSSI, and Suicide: The Harm and The Help
Cyberbullicide – The impact of online bullying
Video sharing, social media and self-injury
Support and connection through social media, apps, and other technologies
5 tips for assessing online resources
Online tools you can use
Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
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Recognize indirect signs of suicide risk and effectively measure an array of risk factors
Motivate and positively engage suicidal and self-harming youth in their treatment
Interventions to build your clients’ coping skills and improve their interpersonal effectiveness
Effectively work with school, peers and family – employ a multi-systemic treatment approach
Unlock online tools that facilitate social connection and develop a sense of belonging in your clients
Young people are dying. Alone and afraid.
Hanging, overdoses, slashed wrists. Young, horrific, unnecessary deaths. The human toll is staggering. The suffering devastating. Promising futures erased. Heart-broken parents aching to hold their children one last time. Desperate adolescents feeling isolated and unloved in their inner lives often wear a mask of strength. Terrified of hospitalization and stigma if they share their true feelings, they face a lonely and frightening battle.
You are the one working with them. The one trying to prevent this. The one who’s supposed to help this kid get better. Is there something I’m missing? Could I be doing more? How do I manage my liability?
You feel the weight of keeping someone alive. Being the one expected to prevent a suicide can be a heavy burden. There’s nowhere to hide from the responsibility and fear – or the guilt that could come if something happens.
But fear won’t steer you away. You won’t let them face it alone.
Be prepared to offer these kids guidance and hope.
Dr. Tony Sheppard is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist who has trained hundreds of clinicians, educators, and medical professionals in the treatment of self-harm and suicidal ideation. In more than 15 years of working with children, adolescents, and young adults, Tony has uncovered the specific tools and techniques you need to help your young suicidal and self-harming clients.
Watch this essential seminar and walk away with:
Assessment and screening tools specifically tailored for NSSI and suicidal youth.
Tips for working with schools, peers, and families to improve treatment outcomes.
Motivational techniques that engage teens and adolescents in their treatment.
Replacement behaviors for Non-Suicidal Self Injury clients.
Distraction strategies that help clients cope in crisis.
Interventions that enhance self-esteem and self-acceptance.
Exercises that develop problem solving skills in clients and their families.
5 tips for assessing online resources for helping suicidal and self-harming youth.
Join Tony as he weaves his expertise and compassion into the practical skills you need to guide these kids out of the darkness back into the light!