Jacqueline Gautier

Training & Seminars

November 16, 2013
WORKSHOP: Understanding and Treating Self-Harm in Youth

WORKSHOP: Understanding and Treating Self-Harm in Youth
(A workshop for Clinicians, Health Care Professionals and Students)
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Facilitated by: Jacqueline Gautier, M.A., R.C.C.

To Register: Call (250) 619-0374; after Sept. 27 Call Brooke at (250) 729-6380
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: TBA
Cost: $75.00 + GST (student rate $50.00)


  • Overview of the signs and symptoms of self-harm
  • Discussion on the language of self-harm
  • Review of prevalence, gender and age considerations
  • Discussion on the factors contributing to the motivation and function of self-harm behaviors
  • Practical strategies in coping with Self-Harm
  • Discussion on the intention of Non-Suicidal Self-Harm vs. Suicide
  • Discussion on confidentiality and working with the family
  • Discussion on a team approach and resources
  • Case studies are woven throughout

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a general understanding of the language of self-harm
  • Participants will be able to describe the warning signs and symptoms of self-harm
  • Participants will have an understanding of the various factors contributing to the motivation to self-harm as well as the functionality of the behaviors
  • Participants will have an understanding about the intentional differences between non-suicidal self-harm and suicide
  • Participants will learn the best practices associated with treating clients who self-harm
  • Participants will be provided with a broad spectrum of resources to draw upon, where they can obtain additional information



Jacqueline Gautier, M.A. is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in the province of British Columbia who has been working with youth for over 20 years. She worked as a clinician at NARSF (Nanaimo Area Resource Services for Families) in the Ministry of Children and Family Development Eating Disorders program and Sexual Abuse program for youth 18 and under and their families, for over 6 years, and before that at Edgewood Treatment Centre for adults, specializing in adult Addictions. Currently Jacqueline has a private practice where she helps youth and their families, and adults who deal with the complex issue of Self-Harm. Jacqueline consults with and provides seminars for many private and provincial organizations on the subject and also acts as a clinical supervisor for graduate students of psychology. She has had extensive training in many theoretical modalities and uses an integrated approach to therapy. For example she employs modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing (Levine Institute Certification Program), Expressive Arts Therapy, Family-Based Therapy and Narrative Therapy to name a few. She creates a client-centered treatment plan unique for each situation.

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