Course Description

Tutor

Emily Gajewski

Emily has worked for over 21 years as a therapist in the NHS (and privately), helping people move on from even the most severe and enduring emotional difficulties in a wide range of settings, ranging from psychiatric Intensive Care Units to supporting people in their own homes. For many years she was employed as a Lead Occupational Therapist in Sussex where she developed a number of mental health services, working with a wide range of emotional difficulties (including self-harm and psychosis) and also leading on staff development and training. She now works freelance as a therapist, trainer and coach.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Course Notes - download here

  • 2

    PART 1 - A way of staying alive

    • 1. The self-harm continuum

    • 2. Defining self-harm

    • 3. How common is self-harm?

    • 4. Who is most at risk?

    • 5. Why do people self-harm?

    • 6. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 7. Self-harm and suicide

    • 8. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 9. Our emotional needs

    • 10. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 11. Our innate resources

    • 12. Exercise

    • – DOWNLOAD: Emotional Needs Sheet

    • 13. Multiple Choice Questions

  • 3

    PART 2 - The best way forward

    • 1. Guidance on working with self-harm

    • – Useful resources

    • 2. Harm Minimisation

    • – Useful resources

    • 3. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 4. The addictive element

    • – Helpful training on addiction

    • 5. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 6. Sonia and Chloe’s experiences

    • 7. Developing a self-management plan

    • 8. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 9. The RIGAAR Model

    • – Related additional training

    • 10. Multiple Choice Questions

  • 4

    Part 3 – Vital steps on the healing journey

    • 1. Attachment Theory

    • 2. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 3. The Personality Adaptations Tool

    • 4. Exercise: Finding a way in

    • – DOWNLOAD: The Personality Adaptations Tick List

    • 5. The Cycle of Change

    • 6. Multiple Choice Questions

    • 7. The Value of a Role

    • 8. Overcoming Obstacles to Change

    • 9. Summary

    • Thank You