Presentation on theme: "Jessica Garisch, PhD Marc Wilson, Associate Professor Predictors of NSSI among New Zealand university students: Cross-lag panel correlations between NSSI."— Presentation transcript:
Jessica Garisch, PhD Marc Wilson, Associate Professor Predictors of NSSI among New Zealand university students: Cross-lag panel correlations between NSSI and various inter- and intrapersonal risk and protective factors.
Overview NSSI Self-performed, deliberate destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent. No accepted within person’s culture.
Findings: Prevalence Lifetime prevalence (at T1 in 1 st year of survey; N= 593): Females: 46.1% Males: 38.4% Between the survey administrations 17.3% of participants (N=322) reported having engaged in NSSI
Implications for treatment What are the active ingredients in change? Correlates: not all causal + necessary targets for therapy Addressing the direct causal factors will potentially have a knock- on effect on other risk factors that travel alongside NSSI
Implications for treatment: DBT Importance of stabilising mood Distress Tolerance Emotion regulation Importance of mindfulness Regular mindfulness practice Wise mind v. Emotion mind
Summary Depression and mindfulness were directly linked to higher rates of NSSI over time. NSSI was directly linked to greater symptoms of anxiety, depression, lower self-esteem, lower resilience and lower mindfulness over time. Alexithymia, adaptive use of emotions, impulsivity and substance abuse did not have a significant direct relationship with NSSI over time, or vice versa. Depression and mindfulness as key targets in interventions