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Feminist Therapy With People Who Self-Inflict Violence
Transcript of Feminist Therapy With People Who Self-Inflict Violence
"the purpose SIV truly serves is. . .an action of self-help
Can be important for the individual to engage in SIV
Brown & Bryan (2007)
Feminist Therapy With
If it is not the client’s agenda then the therapist is not free to impose this therapeutic goal on the client
32 year old woman
Earliest memory was mother trying to smother her with pillow
Kidnapped by father
Began to dissociate
Case Illustration cont.
Placed in foster home, shortly after began SIV
By mid-adolescence, began engaging in SIV regularly
Sexual harassment at work
Course of Treatment
3 months of meeting before disclosing about abuse
Implemented empowerment strategy
Month 5 disclosed about dissociation,
Course of Treatment cont.
Found alternative method
Relationship to her body
Brown, L. & Bryan, T. (2007).
Feminist therapy with people who self-inflict violence, 63,
1121-1133. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20419
Mazelis, R. (2003). Understanding and responding to women living with self-inflicted violence. Women, Co-Occuring Disorders and Violence Study, Washington, DC: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.