- For Researchers
To develop and evaluate a new therapeutic approach with individuals who repeatedly self-harm. To ensure the therapy is deliverable in the NHS without a major programme of training and implementation, we will modify existing therapies rather than develop an entirely new therapy. The intervention will target factors leading to repeated self-harm as well as associated psychological problems, aiming to improve quality of life and minimize damaging episodes of self-harm. The main modifications will focus on the assessment of positive as well as negative functions of repeated self-harm for the individual, coupled with therapeutic help in, for example, finding functionally-equivalent but less damaging ways of meeting personal needs.
Ms Alexandra Wright-Hughes – University of Leeds