A CSI Practitioner's Webinar Series: The Relevance of Alfred Adler and Rudolph Dreikurs' Genius Today
Counseling Adolescents and Families from an Adlerian Perspective: Treatment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Dr. Amanda La Guardia, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Sam Houston State University
Friday, March 7, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
This presentation will focus on identifying the causes and presentation of non-suicidal self-injurious (NSSI) behaviors. NSSI has become a growing concerns among community, family, and school counselors. Treatment of adolescent NSSI can be complex and require the involvement of a support system. Involvement of family members or caregivers is essential for successful, long-term treatment. Conceptualization of family intervention will be discussed from an Adlerian, systemic perspective. NSSI has been linked to discouragement and a feeling of isolation in recent research. Utilizing the family to build a sense of community and belongingness can assist in the treatment of NSSI as well as provide a platform for the development of more useful coping skills. The presentation will address the following:
(1) Differences between NSSI and suicidal intent
(2) NSSI risk factors and presentation
(3) Conceptualization of NSSI behaviors from an Alderian theoretical perspective
(4) Technically eclectic intervention strategies that promote family growth and development of strength-based coping skills
Amanda C. La Guardia is an assistant professor of counselor education at Sam Houston State University. She is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor in the state of Texas. Her research interests include adolescent self-injury, professional identity development, gender issues, and collaborative interdisciplinary care. She received her doctorate from Old Dominion University with an emphasis in research and a graduate teaching certificate in women’s studies. She completed her master’s in marriage and family therapy at East Tennessee State University. She was recently elected to be Chi Sigma Iota’s secretary for the 2014-2015 year and currently serves as the Awards Committee Chair.
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