Becoming CAMS CERTIFIED

The only authorized source for adherent training in the CAMS Framework®

CAMS CERTIFIED is the second designation released by CAMS-care. CAMS CERTIFIED designates those who have gone beyond the CAMS TRAINED model to demonstrate knowledge and adherence to the CAMS Framework®.

Every training element you complete to become CAMS TRAINED will count towards your future designation of CAMS CERTIFIED.

The first step is to take, and pass, the Book CEs for Managing Suicidal Risk, 2nd Edition, a Collaborative Approach. Book CEs – 6 hours: $49.

The second step in becoming CAMS CERTIFIED is to have a set of completed and de-identified Suicide Status Forms reviewed by a CAMS Consultant for adherence. This process involves submitting SSFs that you have completed to a CAMS Consultant who will review your SSFs and set up a 30-minute call with you to provide feedback on your use of the CAMS Framework.  We understand that some behavioral health systems do not allow clinicians to share SSFs, even if de-identified.  An alternative approach is an hour-long call with a CAMS Consultant in which there will be a role play and a Q&A session to test your knowledge of the Framework. SSF Review: $300.

You will be asked to re-certify every 5 years by going through another SSF review. Each year, you will be sent CAMS training materials to complete to stay current developments in the CAMS Framework®.

Please send your questions to andrew@cams-care.com.

BENEFITS OF BEING CAMS CERTIFIED

  • You can use your CAMS CERTIFIED status to have your clinic designated as a CAMS Approved Clinic
  • You can provide consulting to other CAMS trained clinicians in your organization although we still encourage arranging Consultation Calls with CAMS Authorized Trainers from time to time
  • You can host book clubs and meetings to discuss the CAMS Framework internally
  • Treating suicidal clients is stressful. A CAMS team supervised by CAMS Certified Clinicians builds confidence and competence when working with people with serious thoughts of suicide

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