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
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.