Raising Clinical Care to
Raising Clinical Care to
National Suicide Prevention Month
A Message from Dr. David Jobes
There is a special place in psychotherapist heaven for clinicians who are able, willing, and competent to see suicidal patients. Candidly, there are many mental health providers who endeavor to avoid such patients altogether. At CAMS-care we aim to provide outstanding clinical training in an evidence-based approach that will ensure that mental health providers and systems of care can work effectively with confidence and competence and to save lives!
CAMS TRAINED™ & THE CLINICIAN LOCATOR
Becoming CAMS TRAINED takes 10 hours of course work, all available online, and 4 hours of calls when working with patients. After you become CAMS TRAINED, we encourage you to include your contact information in the CAMS-care Clinician Locator. The Clinician Locator will route new clients to your practice, particularly those looking for competent clinicians, trained in evidence-based suicide-specific treatment.
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.
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 CE Credits
Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, 2nd Ed 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. CE credits 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. CE credits 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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