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Author Turp, Maggie.

Title Hidden self-harm : narratives from psychotherapy / Maggie Turp
Published London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations
Contents Hidden Self-Harm; Contents; Acknowledgements; Dedication; 1. Introduction; 2. What Do We Mean by 'Self-Harm'?; 3. The Capacity for Self-Care: Observations of Esther; 4. Bodily Integrity and Psychic Skin: Observations of Esther; 5. Themes and Theoretical Frameworks; 6. Trauma and Dramatic Repetition: Working with Lorraine; 7. The Skin in Question: Working with Ellen May; 8. Acting, Feeling and Thinking: Working with Tracey; 9. A Body in Pieces: Working with Peter; 10. Self-Harm by Omission: Working with Kate; 11. Reflections on Case Study Themes
12. The Self-Harming Individual and 'The System'Bibliography; Subject Index; Author Index
Summary This practical and accessible book of case studies takes a new look at self-harm, focusing on the under-explored area of 'hidden' self-harming behaviour. The roots of self-care in maternal care are investigated using the method of psychoanalytic infant observation. The case studies that follow revolve around examples of low-level self-cutting, self-hitting, eating distress and 'self-harm by omission', including unconsciously invited accidents and failures to 'take care' and to seek appropriate medical care. As well as attending to self-harming symptoms, the author highlights the importance of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-233) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Psychotherapy -- Case studies.
Self-injurious behavior -- Case studies.
Self-mutilation -- Case studies.
Self Mutilation.
Self-Injurious Behavior.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002072697
ISBN 1417502991 (electronic bk.)
1846423643 (electronic bk.)
9781417502998 (electronic bk.)
9781846423642 (electronic bk.)