Title

The creative use of chain analysis techniques in counseling clients who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Originally Published In

Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Volume Number

7

Page Numbers

343-354

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present creative ways that chain analysis techniques, an intervention used in dialectical behavior therapy, can be used to address clients' nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. A description and rationale for using chain analysis techniques with clients who self-injure is provided. An illustrative case example is used to demonstrate the concepts discussed in the article.