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Keywords

Self-mutilation--Treatment;

Abstract

Research for the past 35 years has involved inpatient mentally ill persons who have been institutionalized. Treatment for self-mutilation has also focused primarily on mentally ill and mentally retarded patients. There has been little research done on the specific topic of adolescent female self-mutilation. Self-mutilation has become increasingly prevalent among female adolescents.

In this paper the therapist's perspective of treatment and the therapist's process of treatment were researched. Treatment should be tailored to the specific needs of the adolescent and often involved multiple treatments. Eleven styles of treatment were addressed and the qualities that a therapist needs to possess were also addressed. The main ingredients for success with female adolescent self-mutilators are stability, constancy, reliability, and the formation of a positive therapeutic alliance.

Year of Submission

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Duane Halbur

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Date Original

2003

Object Description

1 PDF file (23 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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