CLINICIANS BUILD CONFIDENCE WITH CAMS
Thousands of clinicians and organizations all over the world are using CAMS as their preferred method of training.
Each year, about 10,600,000 Americans experience suicidal ideation, and about 1,400,000 million engage in a suicide attempt. Clinical trial evidence shows that CAMS is the most effective treatment available for suicidal ideators with promising evidence for effectively treating suicide attempts and self-harm behaviors as well. Hear from organizations and clinicians like you about their success with CAMS.
“…widely regarded as one of the most effective approaches to treating suicidal patients.”
In a recent study, Associations of Suicide Prevention Trainings with Practices and Confidence among Clinicians at Community Mental Health Centers, suggests that CAMS followed by DBT training are superior at impacting implementation of evidence-based practices of suicide care.
“CAMS, in particular, was specifically created to target suicidality by identifying distal and proximal risk factors and drivers of suicidal intention. One of the advantages of CAMS is that treatment is designed to be a collaborative process in which both the clinician and the client decide the focus of intervention to reduce suicidality. The empirical evidence on the effectiveness of CAMS to target suicidality is continuing to grow; for example, CAMS demonstrates effectiveness in reducing suicide ideation, overall distress, and increasing hope.”
NAViGO’s Implementation of CAMS
NAViGO Community Interest Company implemented CAMS as part of their National Health Service-commissioned health and social care services in the United Kingdom, for a highly deprived ward with a population of over 165,000 people. Within 2 years of implementing, the suicide rate has dropped by 80%.
Rollins College Wellness Center
Rollins Wellness Center adapted the CAMS protocol as the assessment and treatment method for suicidal clients. Since adopting CAMS, they have avoided hospitalization for all but the most severe cases, and almost all who have been hospitalized have done so voluntarily.
“The CAMS model and training tools have very quickly helped us to feel more confident and prepared to manage risky patients. Assessment and treatment in these cases are often confusing, and we have benefitted greatly from the structure of the CAMS approach, which has helped us on a case by case basis to understand the phenomenon of suicide risk and organize our treatment approach. I have yet to find a comparable framework that is as accessible to clinicians and yet so robust.”Eric Lewandowski
“Dr. Jobes and the CAMS-care team provide the most cutting-edge, evidence-based suicide risk assessment and treatment framework for clinicians, counselors, social workers, and other relevant professionals. Our Ohio CAMS-trained behavioral health professionals are now equipped with the skills and documentation necessary to create an effective safety plan which can potentially keep the client out of the hospital. In addition, the CAMS consultants are very professional, easy to work with, and flexible when planning for an in-person CAMS workshop. The post-training consultation calls provide our clinicians with a chance to troubleshoot with the CAMS consultant and other CAMS-trained professionals on incorporating the framework in the workplace”.Austin Lucas
“The feedback on the training was very positive. One therapist contacted me and said that she used CAMS the same night of the training when her second client came in with extreme suicidality. She reported that the session went great, she used all of the CAMS materials and new knowledge, and she felt competent and confident in partnering with her client to assess risk, develop a plan and avoid hospitalization. I would say that is an excellent outcome already!”Kathy Dollard
“The product works wonderfully to help persons with thoughts of suicide to organize and focus to complete the forms. We are experiencing very good reception to CAMS within our service area, for example, school districts, tribal behavioral health agencies, local behavioral agencies and others in private practice. We have provided workshops since 2015 and hope to continue being a resource provider in Northern Arizona.”Brenda
“The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center has been working with CAMS-care to identify a training approach that meets the needs of clinicians in Vermont through online training and consult calls. We chose CAMS-care as the preferred tool for Zero Suicide implementation in Vermont because it is both assessment and treatment and provides high-quality training and support. CAMS-care has been very responsive to feedback and this has increased overall satisfaction with the training approach.”JoEllen Tarallo, ED.D, MCHES
“We have trained all of our Outpatient Therapists in CAMS, using the online training, followed by a full-day in-person training. We are seeing encouraging results and the therapists appreciate having specific interventions to utilize with clients who are at acute risk for suicide. Therapists have been able to start implementing CAMS right after completing the training.”
“We trained our entire agency on CAMS and staff really enjoyed the video. They said David Jobes’ role play was outstanding and really helped them understand the information in a practical way.”Greg Winkler