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Rebecca Morgan receives research stipend to work with CRPSIB this summer

May 16, 2012

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Rebecca Morgan (HD, '13) is a recipient of a 2012 Summer Undergraduate Stipend, awarded by the College of Human Ecology. Rebecca's project is The development of a recovery model for non-suicidal self-injury: Benchmarks, processes, and factors that influence the recovery trajectory. She will work with Dr. Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior (CRPSIB), for eight weeks this summer.

Rebecca has been working with Janis Whitlock and CRPSIB since Fall 2011. As lead student research assistant she contributed to the development of the theoretical model of recovery that will be used in the analyses of a set of qualitative research interviews regarding recovery from non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), creating a coding scheme to apply to the interview data. Her work continues this semester with the refinement of this coding scheme and its application to a subset of the interviews.

Rebecca’s work this summer will address one of the central questions of the CRPSIB project: how can “recovery” be conceptualized and measured in a behavior known to be quite resistant to standard therapeutic treatments? Rebecca’s work will entail conducting additional research interviews, applying a recovery framework to qualitative data, assisting in analyzing the results, and assisting with preparing findings for dissemination.

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