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Week 3 Discussion 1: What Factors Influence Self-Injurious Behavior?

Done: Make forum posts: 1

Value: 100 points

Due: In an effort to facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 4, and reply to at least two of your classmates, on two separate days, by Day 7.

Grading Category: Discussions

Note: In this type of discussion, you will not see the responses of your classmates until after you have posted your own response to the question below.

Initial Post

Review the Self-Harm website.

Watch the videos:

5 Not Obvious Signs of Self Harm (4:16 minutes)

5 Not Obvious Signs of Self Harm Video Transcript

Self Harm: What is it About? (12:00 minutes)

Self Harm: What is it About? Video Transcript

Self-injurious behavior is a manifestation of maladaptive coping.

  • Discuss some biological, social, and psychological causes that may explain why young people engage in self-injurious behaviors.
  • Choose one self-injurious behavior that you would like to learn more about.
  • Discuss what the research says about the etiology or the causative factors for this behavior.
  • What evidence-based treatment modalities have been recognized as helpful in managing these behaviors?


Reply to at least two of your classmates. In your reply posts, discuss the treatment modalities in your peers’ post in relation to the treatment modality that you identified in your initial post. Are they similar or different? Reflect on whether or not stigma affects healthcare professionals’ attitudes toward treatment for this type of self-injurious behavior.

Pick out an idea from your peers’ initial post that you find most interesting and tell how you will use this information in practice.

Please refer to the Discussion Board Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded. The described expectations meet the passing level of 80%. Students are directed to review the Discussion Grading Rubric for criteria which exceed expectations.






Re: Week 3 Discussion 1: What Factors Influence Self-Injurious Behavior?

by Leanne McGuinness – Saturday, 13 May 2023, 3:11 PM


         Self-injurious behavior is a broad class of behaviors that directly and deliberately harm one’s body (Son., et al., 2021). When it comes to adolescents there are many causes that contribute to the recent uptick in this behavior. As far as the biological cause there is a connection with Substance and non-substance addictions were all significantly correlated with non-suicidal self-injury, (2) Four target genes: SERPINA3, SLC14A1, RPS6 and RPS3A were screened by bioinformatics technique, and (3) Relative quantitative analysis by RT-qPCR revealed that the expression levels of SLC14A1, RPS6 and RPS3A were significantly higher in NSSI patients than in healthy controls (Guo., et al., 2023). The social piece is understood that peer pressure, social media and the contributions from technology has impacted the young adolescence population with engaging in the behaviors.  According to Son., et al., (2023) low self-esteem, along with negative emotions such as depression and anxiety, can be a risk factor causing self-injurious behavior in early adolescence.

           The self-injurious behavior that I would like to learn more about would be heading banging. SIBs are more common in children with ASD than those who are typically developing or have other neurodevelopmental disabilities (Minshawi, et al., 2014). This explains the causative factor to a certain population. The child is very over stimulated, therefore when they bang their head it helps lower the stimulation and change their focus. Romney & Garcia (2021) explains Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide the therapist in using this model with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and conducting therapy via teletherapy and is an empirically validated treatment for trauma.


Guo, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, C., Li, S., Yu, L., Wu, W., You, X., Zhang, Y., Teng, Z., & Zeng, Y. (2023, March 8). Exploring the association of addiction-related genetic factors with non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents. Frontiers. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1126615/full

Minshawi, N. F., Hurwitz, S., Fodstad, J. C., Biebl, S., Morriss, D. H., & McDougle, C. J. (2014). The association between self-injurious behaviors and autism spectrum disorders. Psychology research and behavior management, 7, 125–136. https://doi.org/10.2147/PRBM.S44635

Romney, J. S., & Garcia, M. (2021). TF-CBT Informed Teletherapy for Children with Autism and their Families. Journal of child & adolescent trauma, 14(3), 415–424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00354-0

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