Workshops

Social Media's Influence on Self-Harm Behaviors and Self-Regulation

ID: 5249WEB

This webinar will begin with an introduction to how social media influences both self-esteem and self-regulating behaviors. We will then move into examining various social media outlets. Newer social media outlets will be explored including the level of involvement different age groups and genders have with them. Finally, the webinar will move into social medias influence on self-regulating behaviors. The webinar will provide strategies for lessening clients exposure to social media.


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Sara Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• List and describe different types of self-harm behaviors including substance use, self-mutilation, and disordered eating
• Explain new strategies for bringing self-harm behaviors into the therapy conversation
• List and describe different social media outlets
• Review current trends for social media usage among different age groups and genders
• Describe the influence of increasing social media exposure and negative behaviors (such as poor body image or disordered eating)
• Identify strategies for reducing social media usage in clients and raising awareness of social media influence.

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction
9:35 am Introduction to self-harm behaviors and self-regulation
10:05 am Introduction to social media outlets
10:35 am Discussion of social media and gender differences
11:05 am Introduction to the influence of social media on self-harm and self-regulation
11:35 am Discussion of current trends of social media consumption and negative outcomes for clients
12 pm Discussion of case examples and an introduction to ways to increase awareness of social media impact on clients and reducing social media usage
12:25 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Sara Dettinger Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC, is currently a full Professor and Director for the master’s program in Counseling at Stockton University. She wrote a book on her therapeutic techniques with young women who self-mutilate entitled Scars: Creative approaches for understanding and coping with self-mutilation, in 2010. Her more recent research focuses on the Superwoman Ideal and gender inequities in employment and managing work/life balance as well as social media influence on self-harm behaviors. She also specializes in sexual assault victims and in the “yes means yes” initiative.

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