Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers

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Hyperion, 1998 M10 28 - 319 páginas
Self-injury is one of the fastest-growing and most disturbing epidemics plaguing our society today. This insidious syndrome -- which compels people to cut, burn, and scratch their skin, or break their own bones -- is rapidly usurping anorexia and bulimia as the most serious problem among women and teenagers. Currently this problem -- and our authors -- are getting extensive coverage in the media -- including features on Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20, and articles in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Vogue. But ironically, there is little information available on the subject, and as a result cutting is widely misunderstood and mistreated by the psychiatric community.

Written by the directors of S.A.F.E. Alternatives, the only self-injury treatment program in the country, Bodily Harm is the most authoritative examination yet of this alarming syndrome, and the first to offer a comprehensive treatment regimen. It clearly defines what cutting is, explains the kinds of emotional trauma that prompts people to injure themselves, and shows how the current lack of understanding of the syndrome can prove harmful to sufferers. It also includes case studies, diaries, and success stories from a diverse group of patients. 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 friends and families.

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I believe that this book did an outstanding job of describing self harm, common conditions and experiences of self injurers and used case studies from thier program to back them up. The main focus of ... Leer comentario completo

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I believe that this book did an outstanding job of describing self harm, common conditions and experiences of self injurers and used case studies from thier program to back them up. The main focus of ... Leer comentario completo

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THE MALE
129
Chapter Ten CHARACTERISTICS OF SELFINJURERS
137
Chapter Eleven WHAT FAMILY MEMBERS AND SIGNIFICANT
156
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Conterio is considered one of the foremost experts on self-injury and is program director of the S.A.F.E. Alternatives Program (Self Abuse Finally Ends). She is trained as an alcohol and addictions counselor and is a certified group facilitator.

Lader is a clinical director of S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives, and is an expert on Women's mental health issues.

Bloom is a former New York Times reporter and is currently a senior editor at The American Banker, a daily business newspaper.

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