Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp, @jjmPhD, discusses non-suicidal self-injury with #SPSM this Sunday.

At our #SPSM chat (Suicide Prevention Social Media) two weeks ago, several participants discussed social media featuring images and discussion of self-injury. This was a clue to us that this was a topic our participants want to discuss. We’ll be responding to this interest with a 2 part series of guest experts on self-injury and social media (which is sometimes suicidal in it’s intent, and sometimes not), starting this Sunday, Feb. 23, 9pm CST.

The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.

First up is Jennifer Muehlenkamp, PhD. Dr. Muehlenkamp is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at UW-Eau Claire. She earned her Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in 2005. Dr. Muehlenkamp specializes in understanding and preventing suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury in youth. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on self-injury and suicide in adolescents and college students, some of which have informed the non-suicidal self-injury diagnostic category for DSM-V. Dr. Muehlenkamp has assisted with the creation and evaluation of the Signs of Self-Injury Prevention Program, is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, and co-author of a treatment book titled Non-Suicidal Self-Injury that is part of the Advances in Psychotherapy Series. Dr. Muehlenkamp’s research and clinical guidelines are internationally recognized and have earned awards from the American Association of Suicidology.

Check out a podcast featuring Dr. Muehlenkamp here:


**Update 2/23/14** Here are some recommended readings and other resources from Dr. Muehlenkamp:

Recent Journal Articles:

Taliaferro, L.A., & Muehlenkamp, J. J. (2014). Risk and protective factors that distinguish adolescents who attempt suicide from those who only consider suicide in the past year. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 44, 6-22. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/sltb.12046/

Muehlenkamp, J. J., Bagge, C. L., Tull, M.T., & Gratz, K.L. (2013). Body regard as a moderator of the relation between emotional dysregulation and nonsuicidal self-injury. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43, 479-493. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/sltb.12032/

Whitlock, J., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Martin, K.G., Smith, E., Purington, A., Eckenrode, J., Barrera, P., Baral-Abrams, G., & Kress, V. (2013). Non-suicidal self-injury as a gateway to suicide in young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52, 486-492. http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(12)00405-3/abstract

Muehlenkamp, J. J., Brausch, A.M., Quigley, K., & Whitlock, J. L. (2013). Interpersonal features and functions of non-suicidal self-injury. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43, 67-80. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.00128.x/

Muehlenkamp, J. J. (2012). Body regard in non-suicidal self-injury: Theoretical explanations and treatment decisions. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 331-347. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/jcogp/2012/00000026/00000004/art00005

Muehlenkamp, J. J., Peat, C. M., Claes, L., & Smits, D. (2012). Self-injury and disordered eating: Expressing emotion dysregulation through the body. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 42, 416, 425. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.00100.x/

Taliaferro, L.A., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Borowsky, I.W., McMorris, B.J., & Kugler, K. C. (2012).Risk factors, protective factors, and co-occurring health behaviors distinguishing self-harm groups: A population-based sample of adolescents. Academic Pediatrics,12, 205213. http://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(12)00009-5/abstract

Muehlenkamp, J. J., Claes, L., Havertape, L., & Plener, P.L. (2012). International prevalence of adolescent non-suicidal self-injury and deliberate self-harm. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 6, 1-9. http://www.capmh.com/content/6/1/10/abstract

Muehlenkamp, J. J., & Brausch, A. M. (2012). Body image as a mediator of non-suicidal self- injury in adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197111000716

Whitlock, J, Muehlenkamp, J., Purington, A., Eckenrode, J., Barreira, J., Abrams, G.B., Marchell, T., Kress, K., Girard, K., Chin, C., Knox, K. (2011). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in a College Population: General Trends and Sex Differences. Journal of American College Health, 59(8): 691-698. Books (Treatment focused, for practitioners & researchers):

Claes, L. & Muehlenkamp, J. J. (2014). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Eating Disorders: Advances in Etiology and Treatment. Springer. Heidelberg, Germany.

Klonsky, E.D., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Lewis, S., & Walsh, B.W. (2011). Advances inPsychotherapy: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe Press.

Additional Recommended Readings:

Treating Self-Injury: A practical guide – 2nd Author: Barent W. Walsh. © 2012. Guilford Press.

Self-Injury in Youth: The essential guide to assessment and intervention. Authors: Mary K. Nixon & Nancy L. Heath. © 2009. Routledge: Taylor & Francis.

Understanding Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Origins, Assessment, and Treatment. Author: Matthew K. Nock. © 2009. American Psychological Association.

Helping Teens who Cut. Author: Michael Hollander. © 2008. Guilford Press. Edition.

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