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.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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