Helping Teens Who Cut: Using DBT Skills to End Self-Injury

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Published USA, 2017 (2nd edition)
Dr. Michael Hollander
, a leading authority on self-injury, spells out the facts about cutting - and what to do to make it stop. Parents will learn how overwhelming emotions lead some teenagers to hurt themselves, and how proven treatments - chief among them Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) - can help the child become well again. Practical communication and problem-solving skills that can reduce family stress are discussed, making it easier for parents to care for themsleves and their teenager during the recovery process. The second edition offers a deeper understanding of the causes of self-injury and includes new DBT skills.

CONTENTS
Fact Versus Fiction
What Sets the Stage for Self-Injury?
How Does Hurting Themselves Make Some Kids Feel Better?
DBT: The Right Therapy for Your Teen
Making the Most of DBT
Resetting the Stage
Writing a Better Script
Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Teen
How to Speak with Siblings, Friends and the School About Your Child`s Troubles

Michael Hollander has worked with adolescents and their families for more than 30 years. He maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and conducts DBT with adolescents at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA.
Paperback. 238 pages

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