Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.599-603 SIEC No: 19850251

The self-mutilatory behavior of female adolescents in a correctional institution is described and an innovative treatment program, “Co-opting”, which is effective in eliminating this self-injurious behavior is discussed. “Co-opting” is based on an unusual conceptualization of self-injurious behavior and an unorthodox approach to patient management.