The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence

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It happens whenever a person deliberately and repeatedly cuts or burn themselves, or purposefully hurts themselves in some other way. It's disturbing and dangerous behavior - and so hard to stop that many researchers consider it a kind of addiction. This is the first book written for the victims of self-inflicted violence - and the first to teach them what they can do to stop hurting themselves. The Scarred Soul explores the reasons behind the impulse to hurt oneself and shows readers how to examine its impact on...

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Overview

It happens whenever a person deliberately and repeatedly cuts or burn themselves, or purposefully hurts themselves in some other way. It's disturbing and dangerous behavior - and so hard to stop that many researchers consider it a kind of addiction. This is the first book written for the victims of self-inflicted violence - and the first to teach them what they can do to stop hurting themselves. The Scarred Soul explores the reasons behind the impulse to hurt oneself and shows readers how to examine its impact on their lives and take steps to overcome the psychological traps that lead to self-inflicted pain. About the Authors Tracy Alderman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who lives in San Diego, California. She is director of research and a core faculty member at the University for Humanistic Studies, an adjunct instructor of psychology at Chapman University, and a staff psychologist for the California Department of Corrections. Dr. Alderman consults, lectures, and writes on a variety of topics, including self-inflicted violence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572240797
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 402,726
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracy Alderman, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who lives in San Diego, CA. She is director of research and a core faculty member at the University for Humanistic Studies, an adjunct instructor of psychology at Chapman University, and a staff psychologist for the California Department of Corrections. She consults, lectures, and writes on a variety of topics, including self-inflicted violence.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What Is Self-Inflicted Violence? 7
2 Why Do People Engage in Self-Inflicted Violence? 29
3 The Nature of Self-Inflicted Violence 53
4 The Cycle of Self-Inflicted Violence 69
5 Self-Inflicted Violence and Other Psychological Factors 91
6 Talking to Others About Self-Inflicted Violence 113
7 Deciding to Stop Self-Inflicted Violence 127
8 After Self-Inflicted Violence 157
9 For Family and Friends 169
10 For the Therapist 183
References 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2007

    Wow! Thank you

    This book was the most helpful book I've found on this subject. Not only does it help those dealing with this addiction but it also helps counselors and other professionals understand it better. It is an easy to read, easy to follow, non-judgmental look at self injury.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    One of the Best

    This is definitely one of the best books on self-injury out there. It was the most helpful book I've read on the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2000

    I'm not even finished yet!!

    I'm not even finished yet but i think its a book for all self injurers to go out and buy. You keep a notebook and it has work book sections to help you with your self injury. And the point the author makes is fantastic. I think anyone who is confused about Self injury should High-lite the whole beginning section of the book. I think it is the best explanation a book has ever given for SI. Doing the workbook exercises is a great idea. It helps in understanding and working on your self injurious behavior.I think the author is an amazingly bright person and she has created a masterpeice.

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