Your Community for Suicide-Focused Care

Feel confident, prepared, and supported to effectively save lives with the CAMS Framework®

The CAMS Framework® is an empirically-validated approach to treating suicidal risk.

Backed by 40+ years of ongoing clinical research, the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) is a patient-centered clinical philosophy of care based on empathy, honesty, and trust.

CAMS effectively equips mental health providers and patients to collaboratively solve the root causes of suffering in pursuit of a meaningful life.

The Zero Suicide Initiative

Part of the Zero Suicide Toolkit℠

CAMS Training

For Organizations

CAMS Training

For Individuals

CAMS-care Training & Designations

Reduce suicidal ideation in as few as 6-8 sessions with our integrative training model.

CAMS Trained™

CAMS Trained

Learn the foundational skills and knowledge to prepare you to save lives, starting with your first patient.

10 hours of online training coursework and 4 hours of phone calls when working with patients.

CE credits available

Starting at: $414

Advanced CAMS Training

CAMS-4 Teens Trained

Apply the foundation of CAMS Trained across various settings, including CAMS-4Teens® and CAMS Brief Intervention.

7 hours of online coursework, including a video session and interactive training.

CE credits available

Starting at: $199

CAMS Certified™

CAMS Certified

Demonstrate subject-matter expertise of the CAMS Framework. Become a CAMS Approved Clinic and provide consultation to other CAMS Trained clinicians.

2 additional competency reviews, including role-play sessions with a CAMS Consultant

CE credits available

Starting at: $542

Which Training is Right For Me?

Your journey to effectively treating suicidal risk starts now. We’re in it with you — every step of the way.

Join our community of 40,000+ CAMS Trained providers effectively using CAMS to reduce suicidal ideation.

Which Training is Right For Me?
Which Training is Right For Me?

Benefits of the CAMS Framework

Empirically-Validated Treatment

Cost-Effective Care

Flexible Approach

Easy & Affordable Training

Minimized Malpractice Risk

Reduced Malpractice Risk

Shared Understanding

Shared Understanding

CAMS is arguably one of the most widely used approaches to clinical care for suicidal patients. It can be readily integrated into any clinician’s therapeutic practice, regardless of background or training.

– Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP
Trott Gebhardt Philips Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, The Ohio State University

[CAMS-care] offers a practical, empathic, evidence-based approach that draws on decades of experience and refinements.

– Shireen L. Rizvi, PhD, ABPP

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Learning CAMS has shaped who I am as a clinician. I am so much more comfortable working with individuals with suicidal ideation and behavior because of it.

– Emma Parrish
PhD Candidate
SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Good documentation stops a lawyer in his tracks. CAMS and the Suicide Status Form has great documentation.

– Skip Simpson
The Law Offices of Skip Simpson, one of the country’s leading lawyers in the field of suicide malpractice litigation

CAMS-Trained Organizations

Clinician Locator

Find a CAMS Trained clinician who can help you, or your loved one, struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings.

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