Child Colloquia: Cutting the Silence: Impulsive Cutting in Adolescents
by Sharon Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW, Child Colloquium Committee
On November 9th 2013, Mary Brady, PhD, treated us to a compelling presentation on the subject of cutting, focusing on impulsive cutting before it becomes ritualized. After her initial talk, there was discussion of case material provided by Dawn Smith, PhD. More than 40 clinicians attended Saturday morning to learn more about treating teens with the disturbing symptom of physically acting upon their body.