Marshall Korenblum, MD, FRCP (C)
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
July 14, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
Cutting. Burning. Extreme risk-taking. There has been an explosion of self-harm among teenagers in the last 10 years. Why? What could possibly drive young people, in the prime of their lives, to hurt themselves in such dramatic and widespread ways?
This webinar will define a new (DSM-V) syndrome, called non-suicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI). Dr. Korenblum will describe the epidemiology and prevalence along with an explanation of the underlying root causes of self-harm. He will also outline the central roles of social media, emotion dysregulation, and insecure attachment.
NSSI has a complex and nuanced relationship to actual suicide attempts, along with borderline personality disorder. Participants of this training will gain clarity around those relationships. The evidence for various treatment approaches will be explained, so that clinicians can feel empowered to make rational decisions when encountering this distressing problem.
Registration Fee: $125 ($106.25 with promo code CAVERSHAM)
About the Facilitator:
Dr. Marshall Korenblum, MD, FRCP (C) is a staff psychiatrist at the Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids and an Associate Professor in the Dep’t. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is also a Consultant to the Division of Youth Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Korenblum has been a practicing child/adolescent psychiatrist in Toronto for over 30 years. His main clinical and research interest is individual psychotherapy with adolescents who have co-morbid mood and personality disorder.
For over 10 years, he was Director of Postgraduate Education for the Division of Child Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and for 2 years, he was Chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian Academy of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He has also been an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and through these activities, has contributed to quality improvement and development of best practices for child psychiatry in Canada. He is a passionate advocate of public education and reduction of stigma regarding mental illness in youth, and so he has made numerous appearances on TV, radio and print media, as well as conducting workshops for and consulting to schools in both the private and public education systems. He is a member of the Collaborative Mental Health Care Network, which is an organization sponsored by the Ontario College of Family Practice, in which family doctors are educated about and supported in their work with patients who struggle with mental illness. In March 2022, Dr. Korenblum was chosen by his peers as one of the top psychiatrists in Toronto (Village Post, Vol. 31, Issue 7