Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School by David N. Miller, Stephen E. Brock

By David N. Miller, Stephen E. Brock

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) between younger people—most significantly within the kind of forearm- or wrist-cutting—occurs throughout cultural teams, social strata, and developmental phases, perplexing and repelling adults. adolescence accomplishing NSSI behaviors are at a better hazard for suicidality in addition to different psychological healthiness and educational difficulties. and since NSSI is frequently first spotted within the institution environment (as is the case with many children’s disorders), university execs are being inspired to take a extra proactive function in intervention.

the 1st e-book particularly aimed toward schooling body of workers, Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School basically defines NSSI, differentiating it from suicidal, borderline, and different behaviors and examining the mental contexts within which it happens. This school-based viewpoint provides readers a pragmatic framework for prior, extra actual prognosis; suitable consulting with mom and dad, lecturers, and associates; and powerful, science-based treatment.

integrated within the coverage:

• an outline of factors of self-injury.

• present findings on occurrence and linked conditions.

• Early screening guidance, together with hazard elements and caution signs.

• the newest details on review concerns and diagnostic methods.

• A separate bankruptcy on psychoeducational assessment.

• updated learn on interventions for NSSI.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School deals an exceptional beginning for faculty psychologists and allied academic pros to appreciate scholars with NSSI and tackle their advanced needs.

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However, follow-up interviews with these students indicated that 14% could be accurately described as engaging in NSSI. Gender Issues The issue of clinic versus community samples and the issue of gender differences would appear to be closely related. , 2009). First, females are more prone to seek help than males. , 2009; Rodham, Hawton, & Evans, 2004). , Muehlenkamp & Gutierrez, 2007), most of the research on prevalence rates of NSSI to date has focused on clinical samples of young adult females.

The most common method for examining this issue is lifetime prevalence and single occurrence; that is, has the individual ever (at least once) engaged in NSSI in his or her lifetime. , 2009). Setting Issues In determining prevalence rates of NSSI among youth, it is important to know whether participants in studies were drawn from clinical or community settings. Clinical settings include inpatient hospitals, outpatient settings, emergency rooms, and a variety of health and mental health agencies and clinics.

As such, to adequately understand a condition such as NSSI it is necessary to have an understanding of other associated psychiatric conditions (Lofthouse, Muehlenkamp, & Adler, 2009). However, as mentioned in Chapter 1, NSSI is not currently listed as a disorder in the DSMIV-TR (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000). Further, there has been much confusion and presumed overlap regarding such terms as “comorbidity,” “cooccurrence,” and “covariance,” with many of these terms erroneously being used interchangeably within the professional literature.

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