Authors: Stephanie Liddicoat
Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference
Subject: The Role of the Home in Therapy for Self Harm
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: THE ROLE OF THE HOME IN THERAPY FOR SELF HARM This paper explores the relationship between the built environment of the home1, therapeutic methodologies and individuals in treatment for self harm2. Through three key therapeutic underpinnings, the fostering of communication, the quelling of dissociation, and the evolving sense of self, the home is analysed as a potential contributor to therapeutic processes, improved consumer outcomes and consumer experience for individuals who self harm. Therapeutic implications are discussed, including how engagement with the home may form part of a self help methodology to occur in conjunction with therapy.