Self-Injurious Behavior

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Event: Self-Injurious Behavior

Date: 2/21/18

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 am

Where: Penn Foundation – Loux Center (Univest Community Room)

Cost: Free


About the Course
This course will review the pertinent aspects of adolescent brain development that contribute to self-injurious behavior. It will discuss the stressors present in the lives of today’s teens, and how that can lead to self-injurious behavior. Various factors that can contribute to self-injurious behavior are explored, as well as effective treatment approaches.

Course Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to explain the role that adolescent brain development plays in self-injurious behavior.
  2. Participants will be able to list at least three stressors in the lives of today’s teens that can lead to self-injurious behavior.
  3. Participants will be able to define the dynamics of self-injurious behavior.
  4. Participants will be able to describe effective treatment approaches to self-injurious behavior.

Target Audience
Target audience includes psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, recovery coaches, peer specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and substance abuse counselors for this intermediate level of instruction.


  • 2.0 PCB Approved Education Credits
  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Licensed Social workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family therapists
  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists
  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

All attendees must arrive promptly at the beginning of the training and remain the duration of the training to receive continuing education credits. Please have license number available when signing in.
Persons with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to contact the registrar for further information.

Penn Foundation, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists, and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Penn Foundation, Inc. certifies that this seminar is free of commercial and/or other conflicts of interest.

About the Presenter
Lois Dodson, LPC, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She has been a staff member of Penn Foundation for 24 years, and she has extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and families. Ms. Dodson currently serves as the School Services Coordinator for Penn Foundation, providing mental health liaison services to the Student Assistance Program teams in the Pennridge, Palisades, and Quakertown School Districts. Ms. Dodson is Vice-President of Sellersville Borough Council. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family therapists. She resides in Sellersville, PA and has two grown children and four grandchildren.

For more information, contact Karen M. Kern at 215.453.5171 or
If you do not receive the professional benefits described in our program materials or you have some other professional complaint, please let us know in writing within 7 days of the training and we will honor your request for a refund.