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
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 qualified as Psychotherapist by Malaga University (Spain). Maria is registered with COSCA Counslling and Psychotherapy in Scotland  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:£85
  • Voluntary Sector: £79
  • Student: £40

Fees include VAT, tea/coffee, certificate of attendance and course materials.


How to book:

Complete the 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


Glasgow YWCA,3 Newton Terrace,Charing Cross,Glasgow G3 7PJ

Wed, 18/04/2012 (All day)
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BPS Learning Centre Approved