Year: 1987 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.16, no.1, (January 1987), p.46-54 SIEC No: 19871462

A case is made for self-blame as the psychic link between children’s experiences of incestuous sexual abuse and their self-mutilating behavior later in life. Representative case histories and the results of a small pilot study are presented to illustrate the author’s theoretical formulation.