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Self-injurious behaviors, diagnoses, and treatment methods: What mental health professionals are reporting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Self-injurious behaviors are gaining increased attention in both the media and the professional literature. Despite increased interest, little is actually known about prevalence, diagnoses, and treatment considerations, specifically with outpatient mental health populations. This ankle presents the results from a national survey of American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA) members regarding the rate at which they see clients who self-injure and their clinical opinions of related diagnoses. Finally the treatment methods used by counselors with clients who self-injure are also reported.

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Publication
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29, 363-375
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Self-injurious behavior, Treatment methods, Diagnoses, Mental health professionals