For many families (and their therapists), the topic of self-injury is scary, gory, and mysterious. Angela Kahn makes the topic understandable by breaking down the family dynamics that can lead to the development of self-injury. She brings insights you can use in your work with self-injurers immediately.
Non-suicidal self-injury appeared in the DSM-5 for the first time as a Condition for Further Study. As research on this behavior grows, treatment options are expanding as well. In this interview, Angela Kahn, LMFT, talks with John and RJ about her unique, family-based approach to treating non-suicidal self-injury. Topics include defining self-injury, two common profiles of self-injury, and the theoretical basis for a family-based, treatment team approach.
Audio format; 78 minutes
Differentiate between two common profiles of self-injury.
Identify two family dynamics that, when combined, can contribute to self-injury.
Describe a family-based approach to self-injury treatment.