*This course is intended for those who have completed at minimum the CAMS Foundational Video Course.*

Suicidal ideation among adolescents has reached disturbing levels with over 3 million teens in the USA alone struggling with serious thoughts of suicide.  

In this three hour online video course, Dr. Jobes, the creator of CAMS, discusses the past and current research and a recommended approach for optimally involving parents in the treatment of their child using the newly developed Stabilization Support Plan. The video provides vivid and unscripted clinical demonstrations of using CAMS with four different adolescent clients and their parents.The demonstrations show clinicians initially engaging parent(s) before the first session of CAMS with a teenager who struggles with suicide. We then see aspects of the first session of CAMS with teen clients which is then followed by a post-session re-engagement involving the whole family.  Please note that one of the four cases addresses gender affirming mental health care that is directly related to suicidal risk. Individual clinicians must understand their state laws and consider their liability related to gender affirming clinical care. 

This product provides you with access to the newly developed Stabilization Support Plan, the most recent rendition of the Suicide Status Form (SSF-5), and an updated version of the CAMS Therapeutic Worksheet which are provided in a fillable PDF format. These forms will not be available to the general public until the 3rd edition of Dr. Jobes’ book, Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, is published in Summer 2023. Consequently, we have bundled the CAMS-4Teens & Parents video with a pre-ordered copy of the 3rd edition eBook. You will receive your copy of the eBook as soon as it is published.

NOTE: The cases shown in this video course provide a foundation for the CAMS-4Teens™ approach to engaging parents and caregivers. We recognize and appreciate the fact that different family configurations and cultural concerns can impact the implementation of the procedures shown. We would be happy to consult further at any point through our weekly prescheduled Consultation Calls or our CAMS-4Teens Interactive Training.


Understanding current research for treating teenagers with serious thoughts of suicide

Implementing CAMS with the adolescent population

Building a therapeutic relationship with your teenage client

Involving parents by setting expectations and supporting their child’s treatment using the Stabilization Support Plan

Creating a safe home environment in terms of lethal means for a suicidal teen

Clarifying communications with parents using a patient-centered approach that encourages discussions between clinician and parents that routinely include the teen client (with some emergent exceptions).

Helping your teenage client and their parents optimally interact between CAMS sessions should a crisis emerge using the Stabilization Support Plan