Training on Self-Harm - Managing Self-Harm Behaviour (Naranjo Consultants/HarmLESS Psychotherapy)

This course has been approved by the BPS Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing  Professional Development (CPD).The course is offered by Naranjo Consultants/HarmLESS Psychotherapy

Course information has been provided by Naranjo Consultants/HarmLESS Psychotherapy.


09:30 - 10:00 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch break (lunch is not provided)
16:30 Workshop ends

This workshop will provide frontline professionals with tools to work with people who self-harm on an ongoing basis. The workshop aims to introduce the topic of self-harm as a way of coping. It reviews current research and treatment options.

This workshop gives you the opportunity to explore why people resort to self-harm in order to express their pain and anguish. There will be discussion on the links between self- harm and suicide. Current approaches to intervention and treatment will be presented.

The workshop explores attitudes and the effects of working/caring for a person who self-harms. You will learn more about how to support people who self-harm to understand why they do it and how to bring it under control.

The workshop has been designed in conjunction with people with lived experience of using self-harming behaviour as a way of coping.

This workshop is suitable for frontline professionals.

Programme details

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Understand why each individual self-harms
  • Harm minimisation: What does it mean?
  • Develop and implement care plans
  • Links between self-harm and suicide
  • Explore current research on self harm
  • Increase participant’s  confidence when approaching people who self harm
  • Review attitudes and myths around self harm
  • Increased knowledge on self harm, the reasons why people engage on self harming behaviour, who is at higher risk and what are the available treatment options.

Facilitator: Maria Naranjo MBPsS

Maria Naranjo is fully qualified as Psychotherapist by Malaga University (Spain) and is a Chartered Psychotherapist registered with Colegio de Psicologos de Andalucia Oriental, Spain. Maria is also registered with COSCA Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland as Associate Member. Maria holds a Postgraduate Teaching Qualification and has trained as a trainer with EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council). Maria is an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainer.

Maria has been working with people who self harm for almost a decade, has delivered frontline services, line managed staff and volunteers,provided strategic and managerial support to services aimed at people who self-harm and has delivered training to nearly 3,000 professionals.

Booking information



Reduced rates:

  • BPS members:£75
  • Voluntary Sector: £69
  • Student: £40

Fees include materials, teas and coffees. Lunch is not provided.

How to book:

Complete the attached HarmLESS Psychotherapy Self-Harm booking form and return it with your payment to the address provided on the booking form.

If you require further information or if you require an invoice, please contact: HarmLESS Psychotherapy


Maria Naranjo

Mobile: 0755 705 6049

Wed, 22/02/2012 (All day)
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BPS Learning Centre Approved