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Table 4 Core-elements in the psychotherapeutic treatment of NSSI

From: Treating nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents: consensus based German guidelines

The following core elements of the psychotherapeutic treatment of NSSI should be considered
 Clear contracts in the case of suicidality or NSSI
 Building commitment for treatment
 Psychoeducation
 Identifying factors that trigger or maintain NSSI
 Providing alternative behavioral skills or problem solving strategies in the case of NSSI
 Attention to and treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders as suggested in evidence based guidelines