Thursday, September 28, 2006

Things are happening!

Today I attended the first day of a two day conference of the Alaska School Psychologists Association on the topic of Self-Injurious Behavior. The keynote speaker (or the instructor, depending on how you look at it) is Wendy Lader, Ph.D. who is the author of several books including Bodily Harm and runs a treatment facility for self injurers called S.A.F.E. Alternatives.

The seminar has been fascinating. I was the only one in the room was not a school psychologist or school counselor so I was definitely a spy in the house of love.

I even talked to people.

Strangers!

Crazy, man.

There are lots of other things to post about but that's it for now.

2 comments:

Bill German said...

I had a friend who would cut himself. he was a cutter. It normally effects women though.

Eric said...

I'll be writing more about self injury soon. It used to be mostly women but men are picking up the pace. I don't know why I find it fascinating (I'm not a self injurer) but the more I learn about it the more interesting things I turn up.

We have lots of cutters in Los Anchorage, although probably not more than any other U.S. city of its size.