How to Treat a Suicidal Patient: The 4 Cornerstones of Care
Dr. David Jobes
Published: June 24, 2019
Treatment for Suicidal Patients
I have devoted my professional life to suicide prevention. In the late 1980s, I developed a suicide-risk assessment tool for college students that became the foundation for what, today, is CAMS – “Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.”
Based on more than 30 years of clinical research, CAMS is a proven, suicide-specific intervention that has been used by thousands of mental health providers around the world
CAMS uses a therapeutic framework for the assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. A CAMS treatment for suicidal patients approach can help a wide range of patients, across different settings and modalities. CAMS offers a flexible, but “systematized,” plan that ensures consistency across all aspects of care including assessment, treatment, and documentation.
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