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Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)


July 26 & July 28, 2017 

4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Both days)

NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) such as cutting, self-abuse or self-harm is often a challenging and troubling behavior for clinicians to treat. The risk and outcome of these behaviors causes great consternation for professionals in terms of intervention, liability and support. Framing NSSI as a response to trauma, cognitive beliefs, and internal/external triggers can help social workers working with people who self-harm learn self-regulation, mindfulness and behavior management techniques that mitigate this high-risk behavior. Join us for this 2-part workshop to learn about this model.
This seminar will focus on clinical interventions, including Evidenced-Based Treatment (EBT). These EBT include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based CBT. The workshop will also include how to identify, assess and treat NSSI, the different types of NSSI, and ways to effectively intervene with clients who exhibit these behaviors. Opportunity in the program will exist for case application.
Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to: 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of NSSI, as evidenced by role play practice at end of course;
  • Show an increased ability to distinguish between NSSI and suicidality, as evidenced by grasping differential diagnosis definitions;
  • Learn the key elements of functional analysis and how to gear NSSI interventions to match identified antecedents, behaviors, and consequences;
  • Grasp how to identify and work with modifiable and protective risk factors in NSSI; and;
  • Develop an increased capacity to interrupt patterns of NSSI in their clients utilizing a mindfulness and acceptance-based cognitive behavioral approach.


Brian Mundy

Brian Mundy, LCSW-R

Brian Mundy, LCSW-R practices individual, couples, and family behavioral therapy in private practice, and is the recipient of the 2012 National Association of Social Workers – NYC Emerging Leader Award. He is a co-author of the Guilford Press book, Therapy in the Real World, and has authored peer-reviewed chapters and articles on trauma, family therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy. He is a professional trainer and consultant for Sound Behavioral Health, and an adjunct instructor at New York University Silver School of Social Work in Manhattan. 

Diana Padilla

Matt Wofsy, LCSW-R

Matt Wofsy, LCSW-R is a therapist with over 20 years of direct practice experience. He is an adjunct instructor at the New York University Silver School of Social Work and the co-founder of Sound Behavioral Health in New York City. Mr. Wofsy has advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness & acceptance-based work, and family therapy. He is the co-author of Therapy in the Real World on Guilford Press, and the recipient of the National Association of Social Workers Exemplary Mid-Career Social Work Leader Award.

Mr. Wofsy is the former Director of Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice Innovation at the Institute for Community Living, where he was responsible for the identification, dissemination, and implementation of best practices throughout a large behavioral health care agency. He has extensive training experience in the area of adapting evidence-based practices to diverse clinical settings and has presented his work at several statewide and national conferences. Mr. Wofsy maintains a private practice in New York City.


General Admission: $150.00
NYU Faculty & Staff: $112.50
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $112.50
NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $140.40
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $112.50
NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $75.00
Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $100.00
3+ from one agency: $112.50 each
Veterans: $75.00

All discounts must be applied before the event date.


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NYSED and ACE approved for 8 continuing education contact hours. 

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 8 continuing education clock hours.
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.


If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
Refund requests made on or before July 18 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before July 24  (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after July 25: no refund
If the event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to

Addressing Grievances:
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NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497