NSSI Grant

Welcome to this training module on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). This training is specifically intended for secondary school personnel with school counselors particularly in mind. However, all are welcome to look through the training module and gain any information that may be helpful. If you are looking into this training, you are already aware that Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) is a pervasive behavior especially in secondary school settings. Many school counselors and other school personnel experience frustration with this behavior among their respective students. Consequently, there has been an increasing call for information and training that specifically describe self-injurious behavior and address strategies for managing the behavior.

Thanks to a generous grant by the Baxter Trust, it has been possible to construct this training. This is intended to be a basic informational training module that will provide information about NSSI. Additionally, a video demonstration of a counselor working with a self-injuring student will be provided. It is important to note that this is an acted demonstration. However, this acted demonstration is a fair representation of an exchange between a counselor and student. We encourage individuals participating in this training to gain additional information and training as this module is not intended to cover all aspects of working with a self-injuring student. Please move through the presentation at your own pace. Thanks to the Baxter Trust and Texas A&M University-Commerce for making this training possible. Thank you for participating in this training. Any additional inquiries about this training or NSSI should be sent to Dr. Chris Simpson at chris.simpson@tamuc.edu

Navigating the NSSI Training Module

Please click on the link “NSSI Preliminary Assessment” and fill out the questionnaire. After submitting the form, you’ll be asked to click on a link that will direct to the online Prezi presentation. Please start the NSSI Prezi at the beginning and advance by clicking on the arrow button. When you advance to each section in the NSSI Prezi, you will need to play each video element. After viewing the element proceed through the rest of the NSSI Prezi by clicking the arrow button. After viewing “Closing Thoughts: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury” click the arrow button once more and a link to the “Post Assessment” will appear. Please click on the link and fill out the questionnaire. Once you have filled out the questionnaire, you have completed the online Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Training Module.

NSSI Preliminary Assessment