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Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp authors book on nonsuicidal self-injury

cover of book, Nonsuicidal Self-InjuryDr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp and collaborators David Klonsky, Stephen Lewis, and Barent Walsh are the co-authors of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, a new book that provides practical and expert guidance on how to identify and treat nonsuicidal self-injury.

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a baffling, troubling, and hard to treat phenomenon that has increased markedly in recent years. Key issues in diagnosing and treating NSSI adequately include differentiating it from attempted suicide and other mental disorders, as well as understanding the motivations for self-injury and the context in which it occurs. This accessible and practical book provides therapists and students with a clear understanding of these key issues, as well as of suitable assessment techniques. It delineates research-informed treatment approaches for NSSI, with an emphasis on functional assessment, emotion regulation, and problem solving, including motivational interviewing, interpersonal skills, CBT, DBT, behavioral management strategies, delay behaviors, exercise, family therapy, risk management, and medication, as well as how to successfully combine methods.

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury is available online from Hogrefe Publishing at: