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Live Online Interactive

Making Sense of Self-Harm

Sat | March 12 | 10am-2:30pm EST | 4 CE's | Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R

Class Description

The act of self-harm is often misunderstood by clients, their loved ones and treatment providers. By understanding how trauma and chronic stress affect one's physiological and cognitive functioning; we can better understand the emotional pain our clients are trying to communicate when they self-harm. This highly interactive Workshop employs didactic, as well as experiential learning. The use of media, arts & culture are also used for instructional purposes to allow for different participant learning styles and creativity. The Workshop provides a rare opportunity for clinicians and helping professionals to discuss the impact of counter-transference and compassion fatigue on treatment. In this Workshop, participants will learn Learning Objectives 1. Participants actively engage in learning and practicing concrete treatment interventions that interrupt the self-harm cycle. 2. Participants will learn to reframe their client’s self-harm as an effort to avoid experiencing or re- experiencing trauma and chronic stress. 3. Clinician counter-transference will be discussed, as will strategies for reducing it’s impact on the re-enactment of the trauma cycle in therapy. Ellen Blaufox has accumulated more than twenty years of both clinical and practical experience as a Therapist, Executive Coach, and Professional Speaker. She knows that the key ingredients in a therapeutic relationship are safety, transparency, and, most importantly, optimism and hope. Ellen's clinical know-how traverses the human lifespan with particular expertise in the transitions we go through as we move into adulthood, across various milestones (identity, career, family), and into aging. Ellen will guide you as you shift out of that "stuck" feeling that comes from unconscious habits, patterns, and negative thinking. She empowers you to make the positive changes in your life that you desire by promoting health and wellbeing. Ellen's approach to therapy is collaborative and solution-focused. She utilizes proven, evidence-based methods in various modalities (individual, family, and group). She has particular expertise with survivors of complex stress, trauma, and issues related to social injustice. Her understanding of trauma is particularly helpful for those struggling with the challenges associated with the current global pandemic.

  • Ended
  • 80 US dollars
  • Live Zoom Online

Cancellation Policy

Payment made in full. No refunds. If you cannot attend class please contact to discuss options.

Course Delivery Method and Format

Live Interactive Webinar - ZOOM


Please note. This workshop is presented live. It is necessary for all the participants of the workshop to have the capability of video and audio as this workshop is interactive and participant interaction is required. You are able to interact with the lecturer by using the chat function or verbally (if you have a working microphone).


How to Register

Register for the course by completing all necessary information on the registration page.


After you register for the course, you will be emailed (please check your spam folder). 

If you do not receive an email the same day you register, please email me immediately. I will forward you the information.

The email will contain information, link and password, to join ZOOM for the course. You will also receive the information to join the class 24hrs before the class starts. 


Requirements for Registration

In order for CHI Professional Development to award you a Certificate of Completion, I am required to obtain certain information from you. The information requested is dependent on what course you are taking.

Course Completion Requirements

·         Sign into the workshop on time. We will start promptly and there will be a cutoff for entry.

·         You are required to stay logged in and actively participate throughout the entire presentation.

·         Your attendance will be verified by the logon information provided by ZOOM.

·         Once the course is completed and your attendance is verified, you will receive a link to the course survey.

·         After completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to print or download a PDF copy of your certificate.

·         Your Opinion Matters

·         To be granted access to your certificate of completion, you are required to complete the Course Survey.

This class has been approved for CE's by the following licensing boards:

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE)

CHI Professional Development Inc, #1776, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CHI Professional Development Inc maintains responsibility for this course.

The following states recognize these CE approvals.


These CE's are not recognized in NJ


These CE's are recognized in NY by the NYS Education Department - See Below

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0538

New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0173

NAADAC Approved Education Provider

CHI Professional Development, Inc has been approved by as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #234330, CHI Professional Development, Inc is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

National Board of Certified Counselors


CHI Professional Development has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7194. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CHI Professional Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Certified

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is OASAS certified to provide CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS hours #1343


Important Information


All complaints and grievances are reviewed by the social work consultant within 10 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and will be responded to within 10 business days.

It is my goal to create a learning experience that is as accessible as possible. If you anticipate any issues related to the format, materials, or requirements of this course, please contact me so we can explore potential options.

Michael Chiappone, LCSW

Contact Information


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