Working with Deliberate Self Harm

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

1 day 9:30am – 4:30pm 7 CPD hours

Course Brief


The day covers issues engagement and motivation, the nature of physical risks, the functional nature of DSH, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to Deliberate Self Harm (DSH).

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.


Issues covered include:

  • Engagement – what to say and what not to say to self-harming clients
  • The nature of the physical risks of different forms of DSH
  • The multi-functional nature of DSH
  • The Experiential Avoidance Model of DSH
  • Assessment and formulation of DSH
  • Cognitive strategic approaches to DSH
  • Addressing common DSH NATs, Addressing Core Beliefs
  • Treating DSH as a safety behaviour
  • Self-Management and skills training
  • Case study illustrations

This Course is now available as a full recording with an online test via SDS Online Video Training (OVT)

Title: Working with Deliberate Self Harm

Modality: CBT

CPD Hours Attached: 7 CPD Hours


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Course Tutor

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. He is the Founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.