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Self-Harm in Young People: A Therapeutic Assessment Manual

1st Edition

By Dennis Ougrin, Tobias Zundel, Audrey V Ng

CRC Press

208 pages

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pub: 2009-08-28
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Self-harm is a distressing and all too common presentation to emergency departments, and yet there is no clear understanding of what it represents, and success rates of interventions to prevent future episodes are enormously variable.Therapeutic Assessment for self-harm is a pragmatic model, developed by the authors of this book and forming an orga

Table of Contents

Defining Self-Harm. Prevalence and Natural History of Self-Harm. The Genetics of Suicidal Behaviour. The Neurobiology of Self-Harm. Psychosocial and Psychiatric Factors Relating to Adolescent Suicidality and Self-Harm. Effective Interventions. Engagement. Hopes and Expectations from Self-Harm Assessments: Adolescents' Versus Clinicians' Views. Testing Therapeutic Assessment in Real Life. TA Overview. History Taking. Developing Understanding. Instilling Hope. Assessing and Enhancing Motivation. Using a Future Oriented Reflexive Approach. Problem-Solving Techniques. Using Systematic and Narrative Approaches to Create Exits. Using CBT Techniques.

About the Authors

Dr Dennis Ougrin MB BS MRCPsych, Kraupl Taylor Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

Dr Tobias Zundel, MB BS MRCPsych Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Dr Audrey Ng MBBCh MRCPsych MA Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General