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NEW RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL PUBLISHED
To date, there are five published RCT’s of CAMS proving its effectiveness for treating suicidal risk. The most recent RTC, A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Versus Treatment as Usual (TAU) for Suicidal College Students, has shown that an evidence-based, suicide-specific treatment like CAMS can be used within routine college counseling centers practice with positive findings. The findings in this study suggest that CAMS has a statistically significant impact on depression and suicidal ideation among suicidal college students in 6-8 sessions of care. The success of this feasibility study has led to a new NIMH-funded multisite study of 700 suicidal college students from four universities which is now under development
New Online Role-Play Training
In response to the COVID-19 restrictions, we have created a new training offering that allows individuals to participate in an online role-play training day using Zoom Video Conferencing. Online Role-Play training is designed to enhance knowledge of the CAMS Framework™ while providing an opportunity to practice completing the Suicide Status Form with other mental health professionals learning the model.
ON-DEMAND PRESENTATIONS: CAMS & Telepsychology
Treating Suicidal College Students Using Telepsychology: A CAMS Approach
This free one-hour on-demand video hosted by Dr. David Jobes features CAMS-care expert consultant Dr. Melinda Moore. The topic presented is the telepsychology use of CAMS for treating suicidal college students and moving the Eastern Kentucky University Psychology Clinic on line so that Dr. Moore and her staff, including doctoral students trained in CAMS, can continue to treat patients remotely.
Suicide Prevention: Therapists Rarely Trained in Preventing Suicide
Two recently published articles explore the challenges of training mental health professionals in preventing suicide. CAMS is one of only a few evidence and outcome-based treatments.
CAMS-CARE NOW OFFERS 3 NEW ONLINE VIDEO COURSES
CAMS Framework™ Malpractice and Ethical Issues
CAMS Framework™ with Difficult Patients
PROVEN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING, ASSESSMENT, & TREATMENT
CAMS is first and foremost a clinical philosophy of care. Developed 30 years ago, it is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. Multiple clinical trials in the U.S. and internationally have proven the effectiveness of CAMS. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and modalities.
DAVID A. JOBES, PH.D., ABPP
Dr. David Jobes, the creator and developer of CAMS, is the Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. An internationally recognized suicidologist with research and clinical experience for over thirty years, Dr. Jobes has produced more than 100 peer-reviewed publications including six books.
CAMS BOOK AND BOOK CEs
Managing Suicidal Risk, A Collaborative Approach, 2nd Edition is the foundation of training in CAMS. This extensively revised edition incorporates a decade’s worth of clinical research of this proven therapeutic framework, with innovative approaches to suicidal risk, an in-depth case example, and reproducible tools for implementing CAMS. CEs are available after completing a test on the book.
LEARN CAMS ONLINE
Online Video Course for Individuals & Groups
Learn CAMS from Dr. Jobes in this engaging 3 hour Online Video Course. Observe the implementation of the CAMS framework with a suicidal patient over the course of treatment from intake through resolution with demonstrations of techniques to reduce risk and identify and treat direct and indirect drivers of suicide. CEs are available for psychologists, social workers, and counselors.
THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR CAMS
Clinical research began 30 years ago by Dr. David Jobes led to the development of CAMS. Since that time, 5 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT's) have been published proving its effectiveness for treating suicidal risk. There are additional supportive RCT data from 2 unpublished RCT's in the US and Germany and 3 on-going RCT's are presently being conducted with additional CAMS RCT's in the planning stages. Eight published correlational/open clinical trials of CAMS in real-world clinics and hospitals around the world provide further support for the effectiveness of CAMS across a range of suicidal patients and settings.
Implementing and Using CAMS
CAMS is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. The CAMS flexible approach makes it effective across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients in a range of treatment settings and treatment modalities.
Learn CAMS from the source. Our recommended learning path for individuals is designed to increase your confidence in treatment of suicidal patients. Start with the CAMS book, take the CAMS Online Video Course and contact us for individual case consultation.
Learn CAMS from the source. CAMS trainings for groups incorporates the 4 components of CAMS Foundational Training: CAMS Book, CAMS Online Video Course, On-site Role Play Training and CAMS Consultation Calls. We work closely with groups to develop a flexible approach to meet your goals.
APPLICATIONS OF CAMS
CAMS is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and different treatment modalities.
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