Date & Time
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
318 Using Behavioral Treatment Planning to Reduce Self-Injurious Behavior

Recurrent self-injurious behaviors (SIB) are a significant clinical concern for correctional staff and mental health practitioners within jails and prisons. This presentation will explore risk factors, including situational and environmental factors, that contribute to self-injurious behavior in correctional settings. Principles of behavioral treatment planning, particularly conducting a comprehensive functional assessment of the behavior, will be presented.

Educational Objectives

  • Identify behavioral disturbances that are most appropriate for behavioral treatment plans
  • Discuss the goals of and methods used in behavioral treatment planning interventions for self-injurious individuals within correctional settings
  • List at least three outcome measures that can be used to assess the effectiveness of behavioral treatment interventions

Level: Intermediate