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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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Models of correction and prevention of self-injurious behavior 4393

Polskaya N.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

We present a review of models of correction of self-injurious and suicidal behavior. Cognitive-behavioral approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance-based group therapy focused on enhancing emotional regulation and rising emotional aware- ness, dialectical behavioral therapy directed at rising emotional awareness, improving in- terpersonal relationships and teaching adaptive ways of coping with emotions, functional analysis and functional communication training. Psychodynamic approach includes mentalized-based treatment, transference-focused psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and cognitive-analytic therapy. Model of family therapy based on theory of attachment and multilevel model of intervention are considered. We discuss general and specific aspects of prevention of self-injury in clinical and normal populations. Requirements for the development of self-injury prevention programs for schools are listed.

Keywords: self-injurious behavior, suicidal behavior, correction, prevention

Column: Workshop and methods


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