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dc.contributor.advisor Taylor, Susan en
dc.contributor.author Andrada, Geneva en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-10T16:55:55Z en
dc.date.available 2010-06-10T16:55:55Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-06-10T16:55:55Z en
dc.date.submitted 2009-12-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/132 en
dc.description Project (M.S.W., Social Work) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2009. en
dc.description.abstract Self-injury is a behavior that has long been stigmatized both by the treatment community and the community at large. It is this attitude that often delays or prevents those who engage in self-injury from seeking treatment. There are limited studies of self-injurious behaviors and of those, very few that discuss the impact of stigma on this population. This study seeks to explore the effect of stigma on those who self-injure using a qualitative approach. Eight clinical professionals were interviewed and their insights into their clients who self-injure were discussed. Six themes were identified as a result of these interviews: adolescence as age of onset, peer influence as a contributing factor, comparison to addictive/compulsive behaviors, secrecy and feelings of alienation, and therapists’ feelings of responsibility for self-injurious clients. en
dc.description.sponsorship Social Work en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.subject Deliberate self injury en
dc.subject Cutting en
dc.title Does the stigma of self-injurious behaviors delay clients in seeking treatment? en
dc.type Project en


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