I thought I have provided all things for my family – financial, emotional … everything. Yet, my daughter is cutting herself. What have I done wrong? What else could I have done?’ – a father’s anguish.
Reports of youth suicide and self-harm are growing at an alarming rate. This phenomenon seems to be widespread across the entire spectrum of young people, irrespective of their socio-economic status, level of education, and family background.
This workshop is designed for mental health professionals and educators who work with young people in a range of community, educational, private, public, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Participants will learn effective intervention strategies and techniques to help at-risk young people.
Participants to this workshop will extend the knowledge and skills gained in the Level 1 course (of the same title). This workshop teaches participants how to develop a case formulation based on the information gathered at the case assessment stage. Next, participants will learn how to prepare an effective treatment plan. Possible challenges during the treatment plan implementation stage will be discussed as well. Case studies will be used throughout the workshop to aid learning.
The practical workshop is offered in a multi-modal format including immersive and experiential training via role-play, case studies, peer activities, and observation in addition to traditional teaching strategies.
This workshop is the continuation of the Level 1 course of the same title. Participants who do not have knowledge and experience of conducting case assessments are advised to attend the Level 1 course first before attending Level 2.
This workshop is suitable for those who have attended the Level 1 course of the same title. Alternatively, those who have experience in managing self-harm and suicide cases, or are able to conduct case assessments, are also welcome to attend this workshop. .
- Social Workers, Counsellors and Psychologists working in VWOs
- Medical Social Workers working in hospitals and medical institutions
- School Counsellors
- Psychologists and Counsellors in private practice.
Part A: Case Assessment – A Review
- Review and application of lessons learned in Level 1 course
- Application of the 5 world model and risk and protective factors to case studies.
Part B: Case Formulation and Treatment Planning
- Comprehensive clinical case formulation
- Key features in developing a case formulation
- Using case formulation to guide treatment planning
- Treatment Plan
- Key features on developing a treatment plan
Activity: Case activities; role-play
Part C: Intervention: Strategies for Engaging Distressed Youth
- Building and managing a therapeutic alliance with distressed youth
- Aligning with the young person, etc.
- Collaborative treatment planning with the adolescent and young adult
- Working with challenging presentations:
Activity: Role-play, skill practice
Part D: Implementation of Treatment Plan
- Appreciating how your background (skills, experience, etc) influences your conduct of interventions and outcomes
- Conducting interventions using knowledge of CBT, ACT, DBT
Activity: Skill practice
Part E: Resilience Building
- Factors to consider to build resilience
- Interventions for individual, family, school and community
Activity: Peer and Group discussion of own cases