This page includes various articles and handouts written by Dr. Ericha Scott. They are posted here for your use.
To reproduce or to publish quotes please write to receive written permission. You may reproduce the handouts with written permission from Dr. Scott, and for the journal articles only with written permission from the publishing house. Once permission has been granted for use of these copyrighted handouts, they may be reproduced only with the copyright and Dr. Scott’s contact information attached. Please contact Dr. Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a journal article regarding Dr. Scott’s phenomenological research on the topic of self-mutilation, complex trauma and dissociative identity disorders.
2) The following is a handout compiled from Dr. Scott’s research. It is a list of various motivations for self-mutilation that emerged from the clinical interviews. Rather than the commonly stated and often too simplistic motivation of “seeking relief”, the motivations illuminated by this research were significantly more complex and multidimensional, as well as contradictory.
3) This handout delineates the paradoxes and double binds of the phenomenon of self-harm. These psychological issues, if not addressed in therapy, can undermine good progress.
4) This handout is a guide for those addressing the compulsivity and progressive aspect of self-mutilation.
5) Issues of mental health professional or paraprofessional counter-transference are common. These issues, if unaddressed can undermine therapy. Here is an example of counter-transference and a process of resolution via art.
6) A copy of the Keynote presentation given in September 2017 for the Institute of Violence, Abuse and Trauma in San Diego.
No portion of this copyrighted lecture may be reproduced for any reason at any time.