About this Episode:

A conversation with Victoria Kress on defining non-suicidal -injury, making, the of autonomy, and creative interventions for practice.

About Victoria:

Victoria E. Kress, Ph.D./LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC is the director of the clinical and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University. She has over 25 years of experience in various clinical settings. She has been the recipient of 36 professional and service awards, most of which for her leadership, advocacy, scholarship, and mentorship initiatives. She has also received awards for her work with people who have intellectual disabilities, for empowering girls in her community, for her sexual assault prevention efforts, and for her child abuse advocacy work. She has published over 130 refereed articles and book chapters, and she has co-authored 5 books on counseling youth and adults. She was identified as the top producer/publisher in counseling journals between the years 2000-2017. She has also been cited as a top contributing author to the Journal of Counseling as well as the Journal of College Counseling. She previously served as the associate editor of the Theory and Practice Sections of the Journal of Counseling

The APA Citation for this Episode:

The Cornell Program on -Injury and Recovery: http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/


Klonsky, E.D., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Lewis, S., & Walsh, B.W. (2011). Advances in Psychotherapy: Nonsuicidal -Injury. Hogrefe Press.

Nixon, M.K. & Heath, N.L. (2008). Self-injury in youth. New York, NY: Routledge.

Nock, M.K. (Ed.). (2009). Understanding nonsuicidal self-injury: Origins, assessment and treatment. Washington, DC: APA.

Walsh, B. (2014). Treating self-injury: A practical guide. New York, NY: Guilford.

Audio resources:

Episode 95 – Dr. Janis Whitlock: The Cutting Edge: Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults. (2012, April 30). Living Proof Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from http://www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/podcast/episode.asp?ep=95

Episode 73- Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). (2012). Social Work Podcast. Podcast retrieved from


Shook, M. (Producer). (2019, January 3). EP109: Non-Suicidal Self Injury – Definition, Ethics, and Creative Interventions with Victoria Kress [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-xI.

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