Self-injurious behaviors are common but quite challenging for both health care and security staff. Distinguishing SIB from suicidality is difficult but often possible. Evaluations of SIB that incorporate classifying the type of SIB and identifying the underlying psychiatric diagnoses can significantly aid in the management and treatment of SIB. This session will explain assessment and management of SIB in the correctional setting.
- Distinguish self-injurious behaviors from suicidal behaviors
- Compare types of self-injurious behaviors and their underlying psychiatric diagnoses
- Describe management and treatment of SIB in corrections