Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide addictions professionals, behavioral health counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers in health and human services settings with information on how to identify and treat non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors in adults.
This course offers examples of instruments for use when assessing for non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. The suggestion of specific instruments is not an endorsement. You should explore existing options and bear in mind important issues such as reliability, validity, cost, and training requirements associated with any potential instrument. 
DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain features of non-suicidal self-injury and how the behaviors can develop.
  • Describe how to assess for and identify signs of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior in adults.
  • List the functions of non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors among adults who engage in these behaviors.
  • Identify evidence-based interventions that can be used to treat adults who engage in non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.