Self-injury is the purposeful, recurring, spontaneous, non-lethal act of harming oneself. Self-injury is also called: self-harm, self-mutilation or self-abuse. These acts can take many forms:
Cutting Scratching Burning Picking scabs or interfering with wound healing Punching self or objects Infecting oneself Inserting objects into body openings Bruising or breaking bones Head Banging Some forms of hair pulling & other forms of bodily harm
Treatment for self-injury will include counseling with our licensed professionals, consultation with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, as well as a customized treatment plan that takes into account the unique situations and story of each client. Success in counseling and behavior therapy for self-injury is marked by people actively involved in and committed to their treatment, an aftercare plan to support new self-management skills and replacement behaviors, as well as collaboration with other involved professionals.
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