Self-Harm in Adolescence

Self-Harm in Adolescence

by Iva Buresova


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The author discusses the subject of self-harm in adolescence, considering the historical context of the development of its classification system. She presents an overview of theoretical fundamentals as well as models of behavior derived from them. Within the context of current research studies, she describes its prevalence, etiology, and comorbidity. The author specifies the basic protective and risk factors as well as all important influences. She presents the diagnostic tools currently used in research and clinical practice including the description of key approaches to prevention, therapy and treatment. This book includes the results of a unique research study mapping the lexical trace of the term self-harm in adolescents and the differences in perception of this term among those without own practice, with mediation and with personal, often repeated experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631667514
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Iva Burešová graduated in psychology at Masaryk University in Brno. As researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University she teaches psychological assessment, counseling psychology and developmental psychology. Prior she worked as counseling psychologist at the Center for Balanced Diagnostics in Brno as well as clinical psychologist at the Diagnostic Institute for Youth in Brno.

Table of Contents

Contents: Non-clinical population – European adolescents – Risk factors – Psychiatric diagnosis – Marginalization – Physical pain – Voluntary experience of physical pain – Lexical trace – Mediation.

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