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An Introduction to Working with Individuals who have Self-Destructive Behaviours


This ACWA endorsed CPD activity is conducted by SAFE in Oz.

SAFE in Oz addresses specialist mental health issues through training workshops and consultancy services. SAFE in Oz provides training to professionals to allow them to better understand the concept of self-destructive behaviour and working with individuals who display this behaviour.

Day One

  • Self-Destructive behaviour... what is it all about?
  • What is a self-destructive behaviour?
  • How do we know it is a self-destructive behaviour?
  • Why do individuals do it?
  • How does it start?
  • What are the triggers for the behaviour and why does it continue to happen?
Day Two
  • Our response to Self-Destructive Behaviour
  • Meeting the needs of someone with self-destructive behaviours
  • Hospitalisation and associated problems.
  • Treatment environments and points of intervention
  • Boundaries, support plans and essentials for behavioural change
  • Meeting the needs of and supporting the worker
  • Introduction to ‘Facilitating the SAFE in Oz Consumer Program’
Format: 2 day workshop

When and where
25 & 26 February 2019, Milang SA
28 Feb & 1 March 2019, Deloraine TAS
1 & 2 April 2019, Manjimup WA
27 & 28 May 2019, Nerang QLD
1 & 2 July 2019, Hove SA
22 & 23 July 2019, Cooper Plains QLD
9 & 10 September 2019, Murray Bridge SA
19 & 20 September 2019, Port Augusta SA
14 & 15 October, Middle Swan WA
17 & 18 October, Bunbury WA

$440, see SAFE in Oz for early bird pricing details

Registration and enquiries

This is an ACWA endorsed CPD activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.