The Psychology of Self-Injury: Exploring Self-Harm & Mental Health

By Nicholas J. Westers Psy.D. ABPP

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Why do people self-injure? And what is the best way to respond when someone tells us they self-injure? Dr. Nicholas Westers, a clinical psychologist at Children's Health and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, collaborates with the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) to interview the leading experts in the field of self-injury and self-harm as well as individuals with lived experience of self-injury and parents and family members of those who have self-injured. This podcast is meant to be a resource for parents, professionals, and people with lived experience.

Episode Date
Self-Criticism as a Predictor of Self-Injury, with Christina Robillard
May 31, 2024
Lived Experience: Thomas' Story of Self-Injury & Gender Dysphoria
Apr 26, 2024
Do Youth Self-Injure More Now Than 15 Years Ago?, with Dr. Jonas Bjärehed
Mar 29, 2024
Supporting Siblings of Individuals Who Self-Harm, with Dr. Amy Lucas
Feb 23, 2024
DSM-5 & Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder, with Dr. Greg Lengel
Jan 26, 2024
How Should Self-Harm Be Defined?, with Drs. Brooke Ammerman & Greg Lengel
Dec 29, 2023
Where Does Self-Injury Fit Within Self-Damaging Behaviors?, with Dr. Brianna Turner
Nov 24, 2023
Lived Experience: Allison's Story of Self-Injury & Scarring
Oct 27, 2023
Self-Injury in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD), with Caroline Roberts
Sep 29, 2023
The Psychology of Self-Injury Pain, with Dr. Julian Koenig
Aug 25, 2023
Youth Crisis, Self-Harm, & Mental Health Language, with Drs. Rachel Acheson & Maria Papadima
Jul 28, 2023
Self-Harm OCD vs. Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, with Nathan Peterson
Jun 30, 2023
A Dad & Daughter Discuss Her Lived Experience of Self-Harm
May 26, 2023
Self-Injury Recovery: A Person-Centered Approach, with Drs. Stephen Lewis & Penny Hasking
Apr 28, 2023
The Neurobiology of Self-Injury (in Layman's Terms), with Dr. Michael Kaess
Mar 31, 2023
Emotion Regulation Group Therapy (ERGT) for Self-Harm, with Drs. Kim Gratz & Matthew Tull
Feb 24, 2023
Did Self-Injury Increase During the COVID-19 Lockdown?, with Dr. Ruth Tatnell
Jan 27, 2023
The Evolution of Self-Injury Treatment, with Dr. Wendy Lader
Dec 30, 2022
The Psychology of Self-Injury Scarring, with Dr. Taylor Burke
Nov 25, 2022
Lived Experience: Kirsty's Story of Self-Injury & Advocacy
Oct 28, 2022
Digital Interventions for Self-Harm, with Dr. Kaylee Kruzan
Sep 30, 2022
Self-Injury Under Age 12, with Dr. Imke Baetens & Lisa Van Hove
Aug 31, 2022
Self-Injury Over Age 40, with Dr. Sarah Swannell
Jul 29, 2022
Self-Injury in Film: "PERFECTION" the Movie, with Actor & Director Christina Beck
Jun 30, 2022
Self-Injury Location: Visible vs Concealed, with Dr. Kathryn Gardner
May 27, 2022
Self-Harm Across Cultures, with Dr. Marc Wilson
Apr 29, 2022
Single-Session Intervention for Self-Harm, with Mallory Dobias
Mar 31, 2022
Eating Disorders & Self-Harm, with Dr. Katie Gordon
Feb 25, 2022
Lived Experience: Brittany's Story of Self-Injury & Faith
Jan 28, 2022
Self-Injury in Schools, with Dr. Nancy Heath
Dec 03, 2021
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Self-Harm, with Dr. Jenny Hughes
Nov 05, 2021
Navigating Self-Injury During Routine Doctor Visits, with Brittany Tinsley
Oct 01, 2021
Self-Injury in Japanese Manga, with Dr. Yukari Seko
Sep 03, 2021
If Your Child is in Therapy for Self-Injury, with Dr. Jessica Garisch
Aug 06, 2021
Self-Injury Among LGBTQ Individuals, with Dr. Lindsay Taliaferro
Jul 02, 2021
Managing Self-Injury in Inpatient Settings, with Dr. Jason Washburn
Jun 04, 2021
Lived Experience of Self-Injury & Stigma: Lexy's Story
May 21, 2021
Atypical Severe Self-Injury, with Dr. Barry Walsh
May 07, 2021
Monitoring Self-Injury in Real Time, with Dr. Glenn Kiekens
Apr 23, 2021
Treatment for Self-Injurious Behaviors (T-SIB), with Dr. Peggy Andover
Apr 09, 2021
Psychologists with Lived Experience of Self-Injury, with Dr. Sarah Victor
Mar 26, 2021
Lived Experience of Self-Injury: Malika's Story
Mar 12, 2021
Disclosures of Self-Injury, with Dr. Brooke Ammerman
Feb 26, 2021
A Mother's Perspective of Her Daughter's Self-Injury
Feb 12, 2021
Self-Injury and the Internet, with Dr. Stephen Lewis
Jan 29, 2021
Self-Injury Stigma and Language, with Dr. Penelope Hasking
Jan 15, 2021
Parenting Youth Who Self-Injure, with Dr. Janis Whitlock
Jan 01, 2021
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury vs. Suicide, with Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp
Jan 01, 2021
Why Do People Self-Injure?
Jan 01, 2021