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Cutting & Self-Injurious Behaviors

Start Date: Oct 03, 2019

End Date: Oct 03, 2020

Number of Credits: 2.5


This program will help providers better understand and respond to self injurious behavior in adolescents as it presents within their office.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differential diagnosis when a teen presents with self-injurious behavior
  • Differentiate between non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior.
  • Learn the range of treatment options available for teens who self injure.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of self-injurious behavior and how to assess risk and intervene.
  • Develop strategies to work with families when a teen is engaging in self-injurious behavior.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • psychiatrists
  • primary care and family practice physicians
  • pediatricians
  • psychologists
  • nursing professionals
  • social workers
  • residents, and
  • other mental health, primary care, and pediatric clinicians

Live Event Date: October 3, 2019






AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine and the Four Winds Hospital (Saratoga).  The Westchester Academy of Medicine is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5  AMA PRA Category I Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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