Synopses & Reviews
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.
The founders of what's considered the only self-injury treatment program in the country--Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE)--offer groundbreaking help for a dangerous and increasingly widespread syndrome.
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.