|Adolescent treatment||Parent program|
|(Module) Content||(Module) Content|
(1) Functions of NSSI|
Information about NSSI, exploring the functions driving NSSI and other self-destructive behaviors. Introduction to the concept of valued direction.
Information about NSSI, emotional reactivity, the role of an invalidating environment, and skills in validation.
(2) Functionality of emotions|
Facts about basic emotions, the functionality of emotions and why it is important to be aware of them.
|(2) Repetition and homework review|
(3) Emotional awareness|
Increase emotional awareness by becoming aware of the different components of emotions.
(3) How to improve parenting in the long run|
Activate yourself and your child in order to increase positive interactions.
(4) Emotions provide information that can guide our behavior|
How to identify the information that emotions provide about our environment and ourselves. How to act on that information or express emotions in healthy ways.
|(4) Repetition and homework review|
(5) Primary vs. secondary emotions|
Introducing the concept of primary and secondary emotions, how to differentiate between them, and why this is important.
(5) Conflict management and problem solving|
Emotional awareness and six steps for problem solving.
(6) Emotional avoidance / unwillingness|
Conceptualize problematic behaviors as an act of unwillingness. Metaphors describing the paradoxical consequences of our efforts to control/suppress emotions.
|(6) Repetition and homework review|
(7) Emotional willingness / acceptance|
Willingness as the solution. What willingness is and is not.
(7) Summary and evaluation|
Repetition and evaluation.
(8) Non-avoidant emotion regulation strategies|
How to regulate emotions by distraction and approach strategies.
(9) Take control over impulsive behaviors|
Definition of impulsive behaviors. Techniques for resisting urges: distraction, behavior substitution, and remind yourself of long-term negative consequences, and consequence modification.
(10) Valued directions|
Values are different from goals. Identify valued directions.
(11) Commitment to valued actions|
Identify and commit to valued actions.
(12) Relapse prevention|
Identify which skills have been helpful; identify high risk situations and strategies for preventing relapse.