Working with Young People who Self-Harm (Fully Accredited)

Working with Young People who Self-Harm (Fully Accredited)


  • Just an interest in self harm and how best to support young people who self harm


This course is fully accredited by IAOTH (International Association of Therapists) and a certificate is provided upon completion.  The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of self harm and specifically, to working with and supporting young people who self harm.  We look at why young people self harm, how they self harm, how to recognize self harm, exploring the triggers and predictors to self harm, useful interventions, therapeutic modalities that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of self harm, quality standards for helping services and much much more.

The style of teaching is relaxed, informal and professional and throughout the course, students are encouraged to think through issues covered and to discuss with friends, colleagues or associates. Students are also encouraged to get in touch with the lecturer with any questions or queries they may have. The lecturer also welcomes students opinion on any of the points discussed throughout the course.

An excellent course for anyone with an interest in the topic, either from a personal or professional perspective. The course is taught by Kevin O’Doherty, Psychologist, Forensic Mental Health Expert Witness and CBT Therapist. Kevin has worked in mental health for over 20 years and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience during that time. This course is also available via live streaming and face to face upon request. Individuals and organisations alike are encouraged to get in touch.

Who this course is for:

  • Staff, service providers, family members, anyone with an interest


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