Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Self-mutilation; Self-injurious behavior;
Self-injury is an issue that has increasingly attracted the attention of school counselors in recent years. School counselors have daily contact with students and are thus an important resource for working with adolescents who self-injure. This paper provides an overview of self-injury including demographics and risk factors, followed by ethical considerations for school counselors such as confidentiality, professional competence, and referral. The school counselor's role is addressed, providing suggestions for assessment, prevention, and interventions for use with students who self-injure.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2007 Carla J. Wosoba
Wosoba, Carla J., "Self-injury and the school counselor" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 1779.