This edited volume features evidence-based reviews and practical approaches for the professional in the hospital, clinic, community and school, with case examples throughout. Divided into five major sections, the book offers background historical and cultural information, discussion of self-injury etiology, assessment and intervention/prevention issues, and relevant resources for those working with youths who self-injure.

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction to Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents

ByMary K. Nixon, Nancy L. Heath

part |1 pages

Section I: Background Information: Who Self-Injures and Why?

chapter 2|19 pages

Self-Injury Today: Review of Population and Clinical Studies in Adolescents

ByNancy L. Heath, Kristin Schaub, Shareen Holly, Mary K. Nixon

chapter 3|13 pages

Functions of Adolescent Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

ByElizabeth E. Lloyd-Richardson, Matthew K. Nock, Mitchell J. Prinstein

part |1 pages


chapter 4|14 pages

Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors

ByE. David Klonsky, Catherine R. Glenn

chapter 5|20 pages

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Co-Occurrence

ByNicholas Lofthouse, Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp, Robyn Adler

chapter 6|32 pages

Neurobiological Perspectives on Self-Injury

ByElizabeth A. Osuch, Geoffrey W. Payne

part |1 pages

Section IIIA: Assessment of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

chapter 7|28 pages

Measurement of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents

ByPaula Cloutier, Lauren Humphreys

chapter 8|28 pages

Assessment of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Youth

ByNancy L. Heath, Mary K. Nixon

part |1 pages

Section IIIB: Intervention and Prevention Issues

chapter 9|22 pages

Intervention and Prevention in the Community

ByJanis Whitlock, Kerry L. Knox

chapter 10|21 pages

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in the Schools: Prevention and Intervention

ByRichard A. Lieberman, Jessica R. Toste, Nancy L. Heath

chapter 11|20 pages

Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescents

ByMary K. Nixon, Harjit Aulakh, Laurel Townsend, Meghan Atherton

chapter 12|20 pages

Working with Families and Adolescents with NSSI

ByHeather Vale, Mary K. Nixon, Anna Kucharski

chapter 13|18 pages

Adolescent Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in an Inpatient Setting

ByNicholas Lofthouse, Laurence Katz

chapter 14|34 pages

Use of Medication in the Treatment of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Youth

ByPaul L. Plener, Gerhard Libal, Mary K. Nixon

chapter 15|8 pages

Resource Guide for Working with Youth

ByJessica R. Toste, Shareen Holly, Kristin Schaub

chapter 16|2 pages

Concluding Comments from the Editors

ByNancy L. Heath, Mary K. Nixon