The Consortium for Research on Self-Injury in Daily Life (SIDL) is an interdisciplinary and international group aiming to better understand, predict, and prevent key NSSI outcomes as they are experienced in individuals' daily lives. Led by Glenn Kiekens and Brooke Ammerman, SIDL's key priorities are to:
Promote person-centered care and the deployment of personalized prevention and novel digital interventions in the treatment of NSSI.
Better understand the short-term course of NSSI thoughts, urges, and behavior in everyday life, the individual risk and protective factors, and the relationship with longer-term change.
Consider the responsibilities of studying NSSI in daily life and provide guidance to stakeholders across different cultural and intersectional contexts.
NSSI occurs in interaction with real-world context and therefore is best understood in the natural environment. To tackle this challenge, ISSS established a Consortium for Research on Self-Injury in Daily Life at the annual society meeting in 2019.
We aim to build expertise and capacity to better understand, predict, and prevent key NSSI outcomes as they are experienced in individuals' everyday lives. Our group consists of graduate students, early-career, mid-career, and senior researchers committed to producing high-quality, ambitious, and scientifically rigorous work, which seeks to develop tangible benefits for people who self-injure.
Making use of advances in real-time monitoring (also called experience sampling or ecological momentary assessment) and intensive longitudinal methods, we believe that research on NSSI in everyday life will advance more rapidly when all stakeholders' interests (i.e., individuals with lived experience, their families, researchers, and clinicians) are considered.
Dr Glenn Kiekens
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