Managing Suicidal Risk, A Collaborative Approach, 2nd Edition

This extensively revised 2nd edition provides a proven therapeutic framework for evaluating suicidal risk and developing and implementing a suicide-specific treatment plan that is respectful, empathic, and empowering.

In addition to their clinical utility, the procedures and documentation that are used for assessment, treatment, and progress monitoring within CAMS should help reduce the risk of malpractice liability.

In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes all needed reproducible tools for implementing CAMS, including the Suicide Status Form-4. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

It is the only authorized book about CAMS and a component of training in order to attain adherence in the CAMS model. Users who have read and understood the book can purchase the option to earn 6 CE credits if they complete the associated CE test. CEs are approved for Psychologists (APA) and Licensed Professional Counselors (NBCC). Social Workers and other disciplines will likely be approved for CEs, but will need to look up your CE requirements on your state board website for more detailed information.


Fully revised with a greater focus on CAMS as a framework for clinical intervention-not just assessment.

In-depth case example followed throughout the book.

Describes innovations to the approach, such as how to target and treat patient-defined “suicidal drivers.

Additional reproducibles (CAMS Therapeutic Worksheet and CAMS Rating Scale), plus a new version of the Suicide Status Form.