Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 201 - using the APEX approach.

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 201 provides a more in-depth look into supporting those engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
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The APEX model is an evidence-based approach on how to respond effectively to those who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).

This workshop builds on the introductory workshop (Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 101), so those attending workshop 201 must also have attended ASH 101 prior (this can either be when both are offered consecutively or at a later date).

It is strongly influenced by Narrative Therapy, in that it takes a position of curious and respectful inquiry to the stories of those who consult with us (the mental health professional), developing a re-authoring approach to stories about their lives and the role self-harm has played. The program also includes some cognitive behavioural coping strategies, as well as some art therapy ideas where a less verbal approach has proved invaluable in being able to express feelings and tell stories in meaningful ways.

The ASH program also offers a collective approach, whereby support people and whanau (family) can be included, which is of particular importance within Maori and Pacific Island cultures.

This 201 Workshop is targeted specifically for those who offer individual treatment or therapy. The underlying evidence-based principles of the Alternatives Self Harm approach learned in Workshop 101 will be further explored with experiential tasks including role play to enhance your learning.

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*Information on the Introduction workshop Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 101 – can be viewed here - https://www.grow.co.nz/page/practical-alternatives-to-self-harm/