The Psychology of Self-Injury: Exploring Self-Harm & Mental Health

The Psychology of Self-Injury: Exploring Self-Harm & Mental Health

The Psychology of Self-Injury: Exploring Self-Harm & Mental Health

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Why do people self-injure? And what is the best way to respond when someone tells us they self-injure? Clinical psychologist Dr. Nicholas Westers of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) interviews the leading experts in the field of self-injury and self-harm as well as individuals with lived experience of self-injury and parents and family members of those who have self-injured. This podcast is meant to be a resource for parents, professionals, and people with lived experience.
  1. May 07, 2021
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    Atypical Severe Self-Injury, with Dr. Barry Walsh
    Barent Walsh, PhD, author of "Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide" and Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Clinical Consultant at Open Sky Community Services in Worcester, MA, describes the forms, functi…
  2. April 23, 2021
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    Monitoring Self-Injury in Real Time, with Dr. Glenn…
    Glenn Kiekens, PhD, from KU Leuven University in Belgium discusses how researchers measure self-injury and self-harm in real time using advances in technology.
  3. April 09, 2021
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    Treatment for Self-Injurious Behaviors (T-SIB), with…
    Peggy Andover, PhD, from Fordham University talks us through the Treatment for Self-Injurious Behaviors (T-SIB) intervention for nonsuicidal self-injury and self-harm.
  4. March 26, 2021
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    Psychologists with Lived Experience of Self-Injury,…
    Sarah Victor, PhD, from Texas Tech University discusses the prevalence of self-injury among psychologists and psychology graduate students, how psychologists with and without lived experience of self-injury can…
  5. March 12, 2021
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    Lived Experience of Self-Injury: Malika's Story
    Malika, creator of Selfharmerproblems YouTube and Instagram pages, shares her story of lived experience of self-injury and self-harm.
  6. February 26, 2021
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    Disclosures of Self-Injury, with Dr. Brooke Ammerman
    Brooke Ammerman, PhD, from the University of Notre Dame provides insight into how individuals who self-injure come to decide to disclose their self-injury and self-harm and suggests helpful ways to respond to s…
  7. February 12, 2021
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    A Mother's Perspective of Her Daughter's Self-Injury
    A mother shares her experience of when she learned about her daughter's self-injury and self-harm and how she responded as a parent.
  8. January 29, 2021
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    Self-Injury and the Internet, with Dr. Stephen Lewis
    Stephen Lewis, PhD, from the University of Guelph in Canada and Immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) discusses the state of health information about self-inj…
  9. January 15, 2021
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    Self-Injury Stigma and Language, with Dr. Penelope H…
    Penelope Hasking, PhD, from Curtin University in Australia and current President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) discusses how the words we use to describe self-injury and those…
  10. January 01, 2021
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    Parenting Youth Who Self-Injure, with Dr. Janis Whit…
    Janis Whitlock, PhD, from Cornell University and Senior Advisor for The JED Foundation explains what parents and caregivers should look for if they suspect their child is engaging in self-injury. She also discu…
  11. January 01, 2021
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    Nonsuicidal Self-Injury vs. Suicide, with Dr. Jennif…
    Jennifer Muehlenkamp, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire describes the difference between suicidal and nonsuicidal self-harm and explains how we came to use the term “nonsuicidal self-injury” (NSS…
  12. January 01, 2021
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