Joint Publications by INSYNC Researchers

An Evidence-Based Book for School Professionals, Clinicians, Physicians and others who work with Youth who Self Injure

Nixon, M. K., & Heath, N. L. (2009). Self-Injury in Youth: The Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention. New York: Routledge Press.

Publication date: 2009

The book is available to order on the more common internet based book purchasing sites.

This text represents the first evidenced based multi-author, multi-discipline publication that aims at providing the most up to date information regarding understanding and treating self injury in youth. In addition to having authors who represent the leading researchers in the field, this volume offers those working with these youth practical and step wise approaches to assessment and intervention.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents
Mary K. Nixon and Nancy L. Heath

Section I: Background Information – Why Self-Injures and Why?

2. Self-Injury Today: Review of Population and Clinical Studies in Adolescents
Nancy L. Heath, Kristin Schaub, Shareen Holly, and Mary K. Nixon

3. Functions of Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Elizabeth E. Lloyd-Richardson, Matthew K. Nock, and Mitchell J. Prinstein

Section II: Etiology of Self-Injury

4. Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors
E. David Klonsky and Catherine Glenn

5. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Co-Occurrence
Nicholas Lofthouse, Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp, and Robyn Adler

6. Neurobiological Perspectives on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Elizabeth A. Osuch and Geoffrey W. Payne

Section III: Effective Practice for Self-Injury in Youth

Part A: Assessment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

7. Measurement of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents
Paula Cloutier and Lauren Humphreys

8. Assessment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Youth
Nancy L. Heath and Mary K. Nixon

Part B: Intervention and Prevention Issues

9. Intervention and Prevention in the Community
Janis Whitlock and Kerry Knox

10. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in the Schools: Prevention and Intervention
Richard A. Lieberman, Jessica R. Toste, and Nancy L. Heath

11. Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescents
Mary K. Nixon, Harjit Aulakh, Laurel Townsend, and Meghan Atherton

12. Working with Families and Adolescents with NSSI
Heather Vale, Mary K. Nixon, and Anna Kucharski

13. Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in an Inpatient Setting
Nicholas Lofthouse and Laurence Katz

14. Use of Medication in the Treatment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Youth
Paul L. Plener, Gerhard Libal, and Mary K. Nixon

15. Resource Guide for Working with Youth
Jessica R. Toste, Shareen Holly, and Kristin Schaub

16. Concluding Comments from Editors
Nancy L. Heath and Mary K. Nixon