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Keywords

Self-mutilation--Treatment; Self-injurious behavior--Treatment; Teenage girls--Mental health;

Abstract

With the reported incidence of cutting and self-mutilating behaviors in adolescent girls on the rise, counselors need to take a look at the changing role they can play in helping these young girls understand the reasons underlying their self-destructive behaviors. The counselor can also help them find new ways to cope with the deep emotional trauma that precipitates the behavior. Understanding the causes and dynamics of this disorder will lead to better opportunities for effective treatment. This paper is intended to focus on the nature of the disorder and the role of counseling in bringing these young women back from the edge of darkness and teaching them how to form healthy coping skills, behaviors, and communications.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John K. Smith

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (23 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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