Self-Mutilation: A Psychoeducational Group Format

By Mira Mayer.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This article presents results from a study exploring the use of a psychoeducational group format specifically developed for self-mutilating students in a high school setting. The 8-week group sessions covered topics such as feelings and reactions of others, recognizing emotions and processing them, learning adaptive coping strategies, building positive relationships, self-mutilation explored in-depth, information via published research, and the healing process. Group facilitators noted self-mutilating students consistently met objectives of the content areas, with increased mastery as sessions progressed. Self-mutilating students rated the group experience as positive, indicating a high degree of interest and information from the psychoeducational format, with no difference reported across session topics.

Keywords: Self Mutilative Behavior, Psychoeducational Group

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.1-6. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 539.676KB).

Dr. Mira Mayer

Associate Professor Counseling, College of Education, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California, USA

Ph.D counseling Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. A professor at CSU Stanislaus since 1998 -present. Published articles in national & international journals; on Grief &loss; Grandparents rearing grandchildren; Chronic Sorrow in spouses of patients with Alzheimer's disease; Dropout rates off Mexican American students in California schools; Field placement issues etc...

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