Non-suicidal Self-Injury: An overview for parents and practitioners

I have spent for many years researching and working clinically with individuals who engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). It is an area for which I have great interest and passion. There are so many loved ones and even clinicians who do not understand NSSI. The stigma and misunderstanding of these behaviors perpetuate the guilt and shame that people who engage in NSSI caring daily. Below are excerpts from trainings I have given in the Dallas area to clinicians, teachers, and medical professionals. It gives a brief overview of NSSI; terminology, underlying reasons, treatments, and ongoing consideration clinically. I hope this information can help educate and support those who engage in N

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Margery Boucher, MA, MS, LPCS North Texas Counseling and Education Center, 2014.