Journal Articles & Books

Journal Articles

  • Brown, M., Comtois, K. & Linehan, M. (2002 Reasons for Suicide Attempts and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Women With Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 111(1): 198-202.
  • Courtois, C.A. (2004) Complex Trauma, Complex Reactions:  Assessment and Treatment.  Psychotherapy:  Theory, Research, Practice, Training. 41(4): 412-425.
  • Glover, H., Lader, W., Walker-O'Keefe, J., Goodnick, P. (1997).  Numbing scale scores in female inpatients diagnosed with self-injurious behavior, dissociative identity disorder, and major depression.  Psychiatry Research 70, 115-123.
  • Glover, H., Lader, W., Walker-O'Keefe, J. (1995) Vulnerability scale scores in female patients diagnosed with self-injurious behavior, dissociative identity disorder, and major depression. Psychological Reports 77, 987-995 
  • Hays, L.M., Juvenile Suicide in Confinement:  A National Survey.  National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. Mansfield, MA.
  • Favazza, A., & Conterio, K. (1988) The plight of chronic self-mutilators.  Community Mental Health Journal, 24, 1, 22-30
  • Favazza, A. & Conterio, K. (1989) Female habitual self-mutilators.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, 79, 3, 283-289.
  • Favazza, A.R, DeRosear, L., & Conterio, K. (1989) Self-mutilation and eating disorders.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 19, 352-361.
  • Gratz, K.L., Conrad, S.D., Roemer, L. (2002) Risk factors for deliberate self-harm among college students.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 72(1): 128-140.
  • Lader, W. (2006) Working with clients who self-injure.  Counselor:  The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. , v.7, n.5, pp.12-17.
  • Lader, W. (2006) A look at the increase in body focused behaviors.  Paradigm Magazine. Vol 11(1) & Vol. 9 (4).
  • Muehlenkamp, J.(2005). Self-injurious behavior as a separate clinical syndrome. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 75(2):324-333
  • Shaw, S.N. (2002). Shifting Conversations on Girl's and Women's Self-Injury:  An Analysis of the Clinical Literature in Historical Context. Feminism & Psychology. 12(2): 191-219.
  • Stanley, B., Gameroff, M., Michalsen, B.,& Mann,J. (2001) Are Suicide Attempters Who Self-Mutilate a Unique Population? Am J Psychiatry. 158:427-432.
  • Whitlock, J.L., Lader, W., Conterio, K. (in press).  The role of virtual communities in self-injury treatment:  Clinical considerations.  Journal of Clinical Psychology/In Session.


  • Alderman, T. (1998)  The Scarred Soul:  Understanding & Ending Self-inflicted Violence, CA, New Harbinger Publications.
  • Brumberg, J. (1997) The Body Project:  An Intimate History of American girls, New York:  Random House.
  • Conterio, K., Lader, W., Ph.D. & Bloom, J. (1998). Bodily Harm:  The breakthrough healing program for self-injurers, New York:  Hyperion.
  • Conterio, K., Lader, W., Ph.D., M.Ed. & Bloom, J.  (2008)  Da├▒o Corporal:  El innovador programa tratamiento para quienes se autolesionan, Chicago:  Virgin Ink Press.
  • Favazza, A. (1996). Bodies Under Siege:  Self-mutilation and Body Modification in Culture and Society (2nd edition) Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fine, C., (1997) No Time to Say Goodbye:  Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, Doubleday
  • Heath, Nancy and Nixon, Mary (2008).  Self-Injury in Youth.  Routledge, NY, NY
  • Hollander, Michael (2008).  Helping Teens Who Cut
  • Hyman, J., (1999).  Women Living With Self-injury.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.
  • Kaplan, L. (1991).  Female Perversions.  New York:  Doubleday. See especially Ch. 11, pp 362-407.
  • Kreisman, J., Straus, H. (1989).  I Hate You - Don't Leave Me, Los Angeles:  The BodyPress.
  • McCormick, P., (2000). Cut, North Carolina:  Front Street.  (Fiction)
  • Miller, D. (1994) Women Who Hurt Themselves, New York:  Basic Books.
  • Nakhla, F., & Jackson, G. (1993) Picking Up The Pieces.  New Haven:  Yale University Press.
  • Redheffer, J. & Brecht, S. (2005). Beyond the Razor's Edge, Illinois:  Virgin Ink Press. 
  • Shengold, L. (1989). Soul Murder:  The Effects of Childhood Abuse and Deprivation. N.Y.: Fawcett Columbine.
  • Siana, J. (2005).  Go Ask Ogre. Los Angeles:  Process
  • Strong, M. (1998). The Bright Red Scream.  N.Y.:  Viking Press.
  • Sutton, J (2005).  Healing the Hurt Within.  Oxford, IRE, U.K:  How To Books.
  • Vega, V. (2007). Comes the Darkness Comes the Light. N.Y.: AMACOM
  • Walsh, B. (2005) Treating Self-injury:  A Practical Guide. N.Y. Guilford Press.
  • Wilson, Jess (2008).  The Cutting Edge.  Authentic



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