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New Harbinger Publications The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence
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Description: Written by Tracy Alderman, Ph.D.
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Clinical psychologist Tracy Alderman takes a caring and compassionate look at why between one and two million people in the U.S. engage in acts of self-inflicted violence. She helps readers see that for some, SIV can be a means of breaking out of psychological numbness, while for others, physical pain is a way of focusing and controlling overwhelmingly chaotic feelings. The Scarred Soul is a step-by-step guide that helps victims of self-inflicted violence closely examine this behavior and take steps to reduce or eliminate it. This is the first book on the subject written for a general audience, the first to help educate those who have friends or relatives who are victims of self-inflicted violence, and the first to help victims understand they are not alone.
Keywords: self-injury tracy alderman
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Review Date: Mon June 23, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $16.95 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Good advice, easy to read, uses actual clinical cases/clients as examples, not preachy, knowledgeable
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I really enjoyed this book. I've read a few books on the subject of self-injury, and this is one of the better ones. Although turned off by the term "self-inflicted violence" I found this book to be immensely helpful.
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