Research Report: Self-harming behaviour: from lay perceptions to clinical practice

@article{Rayner2003ResearchRS,
  title={Research Report: Self-harming behaviour: from lay perceptions to clinical practice},
  author={Gillian Rayner and Sam Warner},
  journal={Counselling Psychology Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={16},
  pages={305 - 329}
}
Self-harm is a complex phenomena that occurs in many different settings. Multi-factorial explanations predominate in the literature and accounts of treatment reflect this diversity, ranging through psychobiological and psycho-social theories. This study aims to identify, describe and interpret some of the accounts and understandings of self-harm from a cross section of the general population and then relate this to clinical practice. Q Methodology is used to explore various competing viewpoints… 

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