Psychoanalytic approaches to understanding self-injury

Pauline Heslop, Richard Curen

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    Until the 1990’s few people with learning disabilities had access to counselling treatments to help them address emotional difficulties. Now these approaches are increasingly being considered to be useful to help people with learning disabilities address issues such as depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, abuse or self-injury. In this chapter we primarily consider psychoanalytic theories to understanding self-injury, and relate this to the experiences of people with learning disabilities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnderstanding and working with people with learning disabilities who self-injure
    EditorsPauline Heslop, Andrew Lovell
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
    ISBN (Electronic)9780857004437
    ISBN (Print)9781849052085
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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