The Suicide Prevention Lab

Welcome to the CUA Suicide Prevention Lab website! The research focus in our lab is broadly centered on suicide prevention. More specifically, we tend to study suicide risk assessment (both quantitatively and qualitatively) with different suicidal populations in a range of clinical settings. In more recent years we have become very focused on clinical interventions and treatments for suicidal patients. To this end, our group at CUA has developed a novel therapeutic approach called the "Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality" (CAMS). Currently, we are actively engaged in research studying the effectiveness of CAMS as a clinical intervention in different clinical settings within the US and abroad. The evidence base supporting CAMS is growing with six published correlational studies and one published randomized clinical trial that show that CAMS rapidly reduces suicidal ideation and overall symptom distress while increasing hope and reasons for living. This website provides information about the range of things that we do and who we are--thanks for visiting the CUA SPL website!