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Steeped in vivid case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, Brief Counselling in Schools, Third Edition is a highly practical and accessible guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties both at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, Dennis Lines draws on a method of brief integrative counseling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work effectively in an often pressured and time-limited setting.

Self-Harm and Suicide Ideation
Self-harm and suicide ideation

This chapter considers brief therapeutic approaches for addressing a range of self-harming and self-punishing behaviour attributed to psychological causes, including cutting, scratching and rubbing, plucking hair and eyelashes, dietary disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, along with suicide ideation. Conditions of enuresis and encopresis are also covered.

Self-harm may be understood as an act of aggression turned in on self, as illustrated in the self-cutting of arms, legs and upper torso with razor blades or sharp implements, in anorexia and bulimia, and, perhaps, in less severe refusals ...

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