Exploring the relationship between attachment and self harming

Kirkland, Debra (2011) Exploring the relationship between attachment and self harming. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This disseration comprised a systematic literature review examining whether a relationship exists between insecure attachments and the risk of engaging in deliberate self harm. Self harming is an increasingly frequent phenomenon and social workers need an understanding of functionality and knowledge of appropriate interventions to support the various groups who engage in self harm. The researcher believes an understanding of attachment is necessary for all social work interactions; as Kaplan (1997) states, “the link between parent and child sustains one over decades of living”. The researcher would like to understand whether secure attachments provide protection against the desire to self harm.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 16:23
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:42
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4365

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