1st Edition

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Advances in Research and Practice

Edited By Jason J. Washburn Copyright 2019
    268 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    268 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Nonsuicidal Self-Injury moves beyond the basics to tackle the clinical and conceptual complexity of NSSI, with an emphasis on recent advances in both science and practice. Directed towards clinicians, researchers, and others wishing to advance their understanding of NSSI, this volume reviews and synthesizes recent empirical findings that clarify NSSI as a theoretical and clinical condition, as well as the latest efforts to assess, treat, and prevent NSSI. With expertly written chapters by leaders in the field, this is an essential guide to a disorder about which much is still to be known.

    List of Figures and Tables. Acknowledgments. List of Abbreviations. Author Biographies. Preface I. Introduction to Nonsuicidal Self-Injury 1. Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: The Basics, Noel C. Slesinger, Nicole A. Hayes, and Jason J. Washburn 2. Nonsuicidal Self Injury: Beyond the Basics, Sarah E. Victor and Angelina Yiu II. Emerging Conceptual and Categorical Issues 3. Pain and Self-Criticism: A Benefits and Barriers Approach to NSSI, Jill M. Hooley and Kathryn R. Fox 4. Neurobiology of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Paul L. Plener 5. Diagnostic Classification of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Amy Brausch 6. Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Compulsive Disorders, Justyna Jurska, Vincent Corcoran, and Margaret Andover 7. Nonsuicidal and Suicidal Self-Injury, Bita Zareian and E. David Klonsky III. Assessment and Treatment 8. Comprehensive Assessment of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Gregory J. Lengel and Denise Styer 9. Emotion Regulation Group Therapy for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Kim L. Gratz, Johan Bjureberg, Hanna Sahlin, and Matthew T. Tull 10. Atypical, Severe Self-Injury: How to Understand and Treat It, Barent W. Walsh 11. Addressing and Responding to Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in the School Context, Penelope Hasking, Imke Baetens, Elana Bloom, Nancy Heath, Stephen Lewis, Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson, and Kealagh Robinson 12. Toward an Understanding of Online Self-Injury Activity: Review and Recommendations for Researchers and Clinicians, Stephen P. Lewis, Therese E. Kenny, and Tyler R. Pritchard 13. Prevention of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Kaylee P. Kruzan and Janis Whitlock


    Jason J. Washburn, PhD, ABPP is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is also the Director of Graduate Studies for the MA and PhD programs in Clinical Psychology. For over a decade, he served as the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice for AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, where he oversaw clinical outcomes and research associated with the Center for Self-Injury Recovery.

    "This book is a refreshing addition to the field! Washburn has assembled a team of experts who provide accessible, clinically useful, and thought-provoking insights into what is currently known about nonsuicidal self-injury. Readers will walk away from this book with up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge to better understand, treat, and prevent self-injury. This is a must-read for anyone working in the field of self-injury."

    —Jennifer Muehlenkamp, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    "Why are so many adolescents and young adults injuring themselves? This timely and well-written synthesis of the literature on nonsuicidal self-injury is a must read for researchers and clinicians who hope to understand one of the most remarkably common, dangerous, yet least understood clinical phenomenon today. With an impressive list of well-published and esteemed authors, Washburn has assembled a volume of seminal readings that reflect and will significantly advance the field and offer needed help to the thousands who are suffering from a perplexing tendency to harm their own bodies."

    —Mitch Prinstein, PhD, ABPP, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill