“NSSI: Conditions for Further Study,” has been published as a featured article in the National Association of School Psychologist’s May Communiqué issue.

Whether non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) should be added as its own category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been a controversial topic among mental health professionals. In her article, Dr. Shinn delves into both sides of the argument, analyzing potential benefits and consequences of distinguishing NSSI as a unique disorder. Dr. Shinn also details the implications for School Psychologists and ways that proper identification of NSSI can improve interventions for students.

Click here to check out Dr. Shinn’s article