Self-harm Understanding and Treatment Publication date : November 7, 2018
Vincent Trybou is a clinical psychologist and TCC [?] psychotherapist. Coming out of his experience with the emotional instability and impulsivity in bipolar patients, he presents a practical approach to the emotional dysregulation of self-harm and different therapy models. Baptiste Brossard, a professor of sociology (École Normale Supérieure de Paris – EHESS), is a researcher at the University of Montreal. In his thesis, he proposes an analysis of the mechanisms underlying self-harming behavior. Marianne Kedia is a doctor of clinical psychology and psychotherapeutics, trained in cognitive-behavioral and humanistic psychology. She is a specialist in the study and treatment of psychological trauma.
What is self-harming behavior? How can it be understood, and how can patients be helped to confront it?
Close to 16% of teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 engage in this sort of behavior, 35% of students have already done it, and 15% repeatedly. Self-harming renders the subject helpless and those around him unable to understand. It is not easy to talk about, and health professionals, themselves, lack theoretical models to provide effective help.
This book, addressed primarily at therapists and health professionals, is the first book in French to provide a better understanding of this practice that resides at the intersection of different disturbances (trauma, attachment, hormones, mood disorders, and others), which originate in a poor regulation of emotions. Emotions don’t “come out” correctly due to factors that prevent individuals from finding effective means to express themselves. It is also the first book in France on self-harming to offer a practical approach conceived as a taking charge by health providers, school nurses in middle and high schools, with practical, ready-to-use factsheets for psychologists, and therapeutic models based on an arsenal of cognitive-behavioral therapies.