9781572246164

Freedom from Selfharm

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    9781572246164

  • ISBN10:

    1572246162

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc
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Summary

Self-injury can be as addictive as any drug, and the secrecy and shame many sufferers feel about this behavior can keep them feeling trapped. But if you're ready to replace self-harm with a set of healthy coping skills, this compassionate and practical book can help.

Author Biography

Kim L. Gratz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and licensed clinical psychologist in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she serves as director of personality disorders research. She is coauthor of The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide. Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and registered psychologist in the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is director of the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory and president of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Centre of Vancouver. He is coauthor of The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide. Foreword writer Barent Walsh, Ph.D., is executive director of the Bridge, a non-profit human service agency in Worcester, MA. He is an author, consultant, and trainer on the topic of self-injury.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Understanding Self-Harm
What Is Self-Harm?p. 13
Myths About Self-Harmp. 25
What Causes Self-Harm?p. 39
Psychiatric Disorders That Often Accompany Self-Harmp. 61
The Many Purposes of Self-Harm: Why People Harm Themselvesp. 79
So, What's Wrong with Self-Harm?p. 95
How Do I Get Help for Self-Harm?
Getting Help for Self-Harmp. 117
Psychological Treatmentsp. 141
Medication Treatmentsp. 163
Coping Strategies for Managing Self-Harm
Getting Motivated to Stop Self-Harm and Increasing Your Chances of Successp. 185
Coping with Self-Harm Urgesp. 203
Managing Emotions Related to Self-Harmp. 227
Moving Forward: Living a Life without Self-Harmp. 245
Referencesp. 253
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