ERIC Number: EJ866883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
College Counseling for Self-Injurious Behavior: A Case Study
Aizenman, Marta B.
Journal of College Counseling, v12 n2 p182-191 Fall 2009
This case study describes the counseling experience of a college woman undergoing treatment to address self-injurious behavior. The article presents and illustrates a counseling approach that is conceptually based on attachment and object relations theory. The approach emphasizes the client-counselor relationship and the need to establish a supportive interpersonal environment as the main factors contributing to positive change in the client's self-injuring behavior.
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Therapeutic Environment, College Students, Attachment Behavior, Case Studies, Depression (Psychology), Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A