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Keywords

Self-injurious behavior -- Treatment

Abstract

Today school counselors are working more with students who choose self-injury. In order to do so effectively, it is important that counselors understand the nature of self-injury and effective ways to treat it. This paper looks at reasons behind self-injuring and explores the difference between self-injury and suicide attempts as well as the different classifications of self-injury. Knowing the risk factors such as loss, childhood illness, physical and sexual abuse, familial violence, familial self-injury, peer conflict, and impulse control problems will aid counselors in targeting at-risk students. Once risk factors were targeted, it was found that behavioral treatments that address the distorted thinking of self-injurers were often successful. Overall, counselors hold a powerful role in intervening and preventing self-injury.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda Nebbe

Second Advisor

John K. Smith

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (18 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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