Beyond the DSM V:
Relational responses to self-harm and suicidality
- 20 June - 27 June 2019
This workshop is part of the Child and Family Wellbeing series. These workshops have been categorised into three levels to help you determine which workshop is right for you depending on your level of practice experience and your professional development goals. Beyond the DSM V: Relational responses to self-harm and suicidality sits within Level 3: Mastering Your Craft.
Self-harm, due to its secretive nature, has long been treated as an individual problem. However, research in the field continues to suggest that self-harm is often linked with close relationships.
This two-day course, spaced over two weeks, provides you with the opportunity to engage in a new understanding of self-harm and have the unique opportunity to directly apply it to practice through a facilitated group reflective practice process.
Day 1 will introduce you to published work of David Pocock, British Family Therapist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Pat Crittenden, Developmental Psychopathologist. This course provides practitioners with a relational approach to understanding self-harm.
Utilising ideas from suicidology, philosophy, art therapy, systemic family therapy and attachment (the Dynamic Maturational Model). The course will culminate in the presentation of two common patterns of self-harm both of which correspond with the attachment strategies of Avoidant (A) and Ambivalent (C).
Participants will be provided with family therapy and Mentalization-based techniques and strategies that will assist them in their day-to-day practice when working alongside young people who present with both patterns of self-harm.
Day 2 is offered a week after day one. Often, when learning complex new material we require a period of digestion. Having a week between the first and second day will provide you with the opportunity to further consider the theoretical and practical concepts explored in Day 1.
The purpose of this second day is to provide you with the opportunity to put theory to practice by bringing case material. This day will be facilitated as a group supervision process.
Whether you work with individuals or families, this training will provide you with new understandings and strategies for working with people who self-harm.
- Introduce relational understandings of self-harm
- Develop practitioner competence in identifying two common patterns of self-harm
- Develop a set of family therapy and mentalization-based questioning techniques for daily practice
Early Bird Rate: $540 (incl. GST), if registered and paid by May 23, 2019
Full Rate: $560 (incl. GST)
Please read our Payment Terms & Conditions
Berry Street Central Office, 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9429 9266
How to Get There
Berry Street is conveniently located on tram routes No. 48 or No. 75 (travels down Flinders St and Bridge Rd), Tram route 78 (travels down Church St) and Tram route 109 (travels down Collins St and Victoria St).
Train: Berry Street is also close to both West Richmond and North Richmond train stations, both of which are on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines.
For more public transport information please visit Public Transport Victoria.
Taxi: Berry Street is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Melbourne CBD. To book a taxi call Yellow Cabs on 13 22 27.
Parking: There are plenty of 2 hours parking spaces around Berry Street, check Buckingham Street, Kent Street, Laity Street or Lincoln Street. Four hour parking is available in Risley St. An all-day parking option is the Coles Richmond Plaza carpark off Church Street. The cost for all day parking is $16 and is a 10 minute walk from the office.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Payment must be made at the time of registration and only credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) will be accepted. Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.
A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Please be advised if payment or cancellation notification is not received as per the above terms and conditions your ability to attend future event will be impacted.
Should the Berry Street Childhood Institute cancel a course for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees only, and this will incur no administrative charges or penalties.
- 20 June - 27 June 2019