Helping Teens Who Cut by Michael Hollander PhD
Understanding and Ending Self-Injury

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Discovering that your teen “cuts” is absolutely terrifying; before you understand what really motivates cutting, you may worry your child is contemplating suicide. What can you do to help when every attempt to address the behavior seems to push him or her further away? In this compassionate, straightforward book, Dr. Michael Hollander, a leading authority on self-injury, spells out the facts about cutting--and what to do to make it stop. You’ll learn how overwhelming emotions lead some teens to hurt themselves, and how proven treatments--chief among them dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)--can help your child become well again. Helping Teens Who Cut demonstrates how to talk to your teen about cutting without making it worse, and explains exactly what to look for in a therapist or treatment program. Drawing on decades of clinical experience as well as the latest research, Dr. Hollander provides concrete ways to help your son or daughter cope with extreme emotions without resorting to self-injury. You’ll also learn practical communication and problem-solving skills that can reduce family stress, making it easier to care for yourself and your teen during the recovery process.
Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

About Michael Hollander PhD

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Michael Hollander, PhD, is Director of Adolescent Services at Two Brattle Center, a renowned psychiatric facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Hollander has worked with adolescents and their families for more than 30 years and is a recognized expert in the treatment of self-injury. He conducts DBT with adolescents at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and serves on the psychiatry teaching faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Published June 11, 2008 by The Guilford Press. 225 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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