Co-occurring disorders in the treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury: An evidence-informed approach

Jason J. Washburn*, Michelle Gebhardt, Denise M. Styer, K. R. Juzwin, Lev Gottlieb

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Co-occurring disorders are common among patients who present for treatment with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Evidence-based approaches specifically designed for the treatment of NSSI are limited, although interest in this area of research is growing. An evidence-informed model for the treatment of NSSI and co-occurring disorders is presented here to stimulate interest in addressing co-occurring disorders in the treatment of NSSI. Case examples are presented to highlight the complexity of treating NSSI and co-occurring disorders and to illustrate a model of treatment at the acute level of care. The case examples also underscore the need for clinical researchers to address co-occurring disorders when developing treatments specifically for NSSI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-364
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012


  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • Self-regulation
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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