Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents adapted for self-injury (IPT-ASI): rationale, overview, and case summary.

@article{Jacobson2012InterpersonalPF,
  title={Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents adapted for self-injury (IPT-ASI): rationale, overview, and case summary.},
  author={C. Meghan Hausman Jacobson and Laura Mufson},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          349-74
        }
}
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the intentional destruction of one's own body tissue without the conscious intent to die, is a significant health concern among adolescents, however, there are few psychosocial interventions designed to treat NSSI. The current paper describes an adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) to be used with adolescents who have symptoms of depression and are engaging in NSSI. Specifically, we describe the rationale for the… CONTINUE READING

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