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Description - The Language of Injury by Gloria Babiker

This book is intended to be a sourcebook for all those who work with people who self-injure, whether in the health and social services, forensic services or the voluntary sector. The approach recognises self-injury as a behaviour reflecting complex psychosocial difficulties in distressed individuals. The topic of self-mutilation is defined and located within the range of other self-destructive behaviours such as parasuicide. A detailed examination of the origins and functional nature of self-injury forms the basis for the authors' recommendations towards providing services in this area. The issues facing those who work with people who self-injure are examined in detail. The authors have drawn on their experience to formulate a theoretical foundation with practical guidelines for work in various settings, including psychotherapy. The importance of supervision and support for practitioners working in this area is stressed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854332349
ISBN-10: 1854332341
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: BPS Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gloria Babiker

Gloria Babiker is Head of Adult Mental Health Psychology at the United Bristol Healthcare Trust, UK. Lois Arnold is founder of The Basement Project, Bristol, UK.