Adolescent Self-Injury: A Comprehensive Guide for Counselors by Amelio A. D'Onofrio PhD

By Amelio A. D'Onofrio PhD

"A beneficial advent in the event you paintings with early life who perform self-injurious behaviors. Serves as a reminder that crucial therapeutic element is the healing courting with the healer." -PsycCRITIQUES Adolescent Self-Injury is exclusive in delivering: specified dialogue of the advanced trauma and its courting to self-injury certain overview protocol for use in academic settings A bankruptcy on growing pathways to care in faculties and on university campuses during this actually finished consultant, Dr. D'Onofrio ways the subject of ways first-responders deal with adolescent self-injury. The e-book discusses a few fundamentals, reminiscent of what constitutes self-injury and the way to have interaction a teen with those matters. The chapters define how you can realize, deal with, and procedure this disorder, and include first-person tales from psychologists, academics, and kids themselves. (20080721)

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This loss of confidence is ultimately responsible for what Connors (2000) refers to as compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue occurs when clinicians come to feel so overwhelmed and helpless because of the pain and trauma of their clients that they have difficulty sustaining the capacity to respond usefully to those individuals. In these cases, it is easier to see selfinjuring clients as uncooperative, self-sabotaging, and treatment resistant than to contain and be present to their powerfully primitive projections and behaviors.

The inconsistency resulting from these varying rearing arrangements often makes it difficult for the child to know how and where to discharge her feelings and to seek guidance in dealing with day-to-day decisions (Conterio & Lader, 1998). To this point, Farber (2000) comments that American culture’s “thrust toward promoting self-sufficiency and independence, may well thwart the strong and intimate attachments that children need. . Preadolescents and adolescents more often than not come home from school to empty houses at a phase of their development when their need for parental attention and supervision is greater than most parents realize.

Whereas being male is a notable risk factor for suicide, self-injury is significantly more prevalent in females (Conterio & Lader, 1998). Globally, deliberate self-harm (which includes suicide attempts) is the primary reason for female medical admission for hospital care (McAndrews & Warne, 2005). Some reviews suggest that the prevalence of self-injury is three to four times higher in females than in males (Clarke & Whittaker, 1998) and that up to 90% of those who present for treatment are female (Conterio & Lader, 1998).

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