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Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers

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ISBN13: 9780786864645
ISBN10: 0786864648
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Self-injury is one of our society's fastest-growing and most disturbing epidemics. Bodily Harm is the most authoritative examination of this alarming syndrome and the first to offer a comprehensive treatment regimen. Written by the directors of S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives, it clearly defines what cutting is and explains the kinds of emotional trauma that can lead to self-mutilation. Most importantly, Bodily Harm offers a course of treatment based on years of experience and extensive clinical research; as well as compassion, advice, and hope for the afflicted and their loved ones.

About the Author

Karen Conterio is the Administrative Director of S.A.F.E. (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives. The program was founded by Conterio in 1984 as the first outpatient support group for those who engage in repetitive self-harm behavior. In 1985, she teamed with Wendy Lader, Ph.D., to offer the first structured inpatient program. Wendy Lader, Ph.D., is Clinical Director of the S.A.F.E. Alternatives program. She also serves as a consultant to the Women's Services at the Loop YWCA in Chicago. Both authors live in Chicago.

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clackamaslee, September 19, 2013 (view all comments by clackamaslee)
I couldn't tell who the authors intended to read this book.

There's some good information here, though if mental health practitioners were the target audience they probably already know the stats/success/relapse potential of self-harm. There is nothing new here for them.

In all, this book read like an advertisement for the authors' system. The authors only worked with people who were willingly getting treatment, who were therefore likelier to succeed already. There was no good advice on how to help clients see that this is an unhealthy coping skill or how to help them replace it with a more productive skill. The writing was dry and didn't feel accessible to clients, if they were the target audience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786864645
Subtitle:
The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers
With:
Bloom, Jennifer Kingson
Author:
Conterio, Karen
Author:
Kingsonbloom, Jennifer
Author:
Lader, Wendy
Publisher:
Hyperion
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Self-mutilation
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Publication Date:
19991013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.75 in 0.62 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Personality Disorders
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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