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Development and Initial Testing of a Couple-Based Intervention to Optimize Suicide and Self-Injury Treatment: COMPASS (Connecting, Overcoming, and Moving Past Suicide and Self-Injury)

2020 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies

Skye Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
York University (Canada)

Inside the Research

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are often influenced by difficulties in emotion regulation and problems regarding intimate relationships. While current interventions for suicidal ideation and behaviors typically focus on emotion dysregulation, it is important to also address intimate relationship issues. The COMPASS (Connecting, Overcoming, and Moving Past Suicide and Self-Injury) intervention, the approach to be tested, is a new treatment for couples for whom suicidal ideation and behaviors are present and can be a focus for change.