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A practical approach in the treatment of self-inflicted violence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7730580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After a brief review of the literature on self-inflicted violence, a practical approach to the treatment of patients who show self-injurious behavior and self-mutilation is developed. The treatment model uses therapeutic interventions based on a biopsychosocial understanding of the person and applies knowledge from the biological, psychological-behavioral, and social fields. Interventions discussed include ego strengthening, planning for substitute behaviors, therapeutic imagery, ego-state therapy, reframing, cognitive syllogism, behavioral reinforcement and extinction, and use of behavioral contracts. The case examples presented illustrate the importance of the therapist/patient relationship, which is based on trust, respect, and caring but also on patient responsibility for change.
M S Torem
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0898-0101     ISO Abbreviation:  J Holist Nurs     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-30     Completed Date:  1995-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506709     Medline TA:  J Holist Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-53     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Professional-Patient Relations
Self-Injurious Behavior / psychology,  therapy*

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