WS039: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI): Intervening With Self-Injurious Students in Schools

Friday, February 21, 2014 12:30 PM–3:30 PM


This workshop will focus on intervening with self-injurious students and responding to NSSI contagion in schools. Practical universal suggestions will be provided for addressing contagion and “rites of togetherness.” The presentation will cover individual interventions for students engaging in episodic and repetitive NSSI; the choking game; instruments for assessing the functions and severity of NSSI; etiology of NSSI; and development of treatment plans, including practical cognitive, affective, behavioral, biological, environmental, and psychological interventions. Participants will receive handouts for talking to teachers and parents about NSSI.


Richard A. Lieberman, NCSP, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA; Scott Poland, EdD, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL