Free NAADAC Webinar

February 25, 2015

It is not uncommon to work with clients, adolescents and adults, who engage in various forms of self-injurious behaviors. This includes cutting, burning, choking, ingestion, and/or application of harmful chemicals or objects, punching, and more. Understanding why clients engage in these sometimes dangerous acts is of paramount importance if effective treatment is possible. This webinar will review various reasons clients self-harm as a coping mechanism, how this behavior can become addictive, and treatment options for this population.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand various reasons for self-injurious behaviors
  • Differentiate between suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors
  • Assess clients with regard to the possibility they are engaging in self-injurious behavior (SIB)

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Barbara Melton, M.Ed., LPC has been in private practice in downtown Charleston, SC since 1991 and specializes in working with clients who self-injure, as well as clients with Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, and Stressor-Related Disorders. She is also adjunct faculty at Webster University in Charleston and teaches a Clinical Supervision course for them. She is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC-II) and on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Association for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors as well as the South Carolina Association for Licensed Professional Counselors. She is a contract clinical supervisor at the Dorchester Alcohol & Drug Commission and also supervises clinicians for licensure and certification.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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