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Self-Injury - CE608
Cutting Through the Tension

CE608 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Sandy Hannon-Engel, PhD, RN, CS, PMHNP-BC
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The goal of this program is to give nurses, paramedics and EMTs, occupational therapists and social workers a better understanding of and promote effective assessment and intervention strategies for people who engage in self-injurious behavior. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define “self-injury”
  • Provide three reasons why people engage in self-injurious behavior
  • Discuss assessment and intervention strategies

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, occupational therapists and social workers.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/20/2018

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