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Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.001.0001

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Effective Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Self-Mutilation

Effective Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Self-Mutilation

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(p.87) 6 Effective Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Self-Mutilation
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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being
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Katherine Shepard

Tamara DeHay

Brooke Hersh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0006

The expression of self-mutilation behaviors (SMBs) in children and adolescents is a frightening and, in some ways, puzzling phenomenon. SMB has been defined as the direct, deliberate, and repetitive destruction or alteration of body tissue, which results in minor to moderate injury, without conscious suicidal intent. The behaviors that constitute self-mutilation are diverse and include behaviors such as cutting, burning, scratching, and skin-picking. It is distinguished from socially accepted forms of bodily harm such as body piercing or tattooing and from indirect forms such as drinking and driving, and substance abuse. This chapter discusses empirically supported cognitive-behavioral and behavioral treatments for SMB.

Keywords:   self-mutilation, school-based intervention, cognitive behavior treatment

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