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 to becoming CAMS Certified involves a Review of your knowledge and competency in the CAMS Framework®.  You will be asked to role play both an initial session and an abbreviated interim session in which a CAMS Consultant will be playing a scripted client.  The Review lasts up to 120 minutes and we recommend that you have used CAMS with at least 3 clients in order to pass the Review.  There is no discount pricing to retake a Review if you do not pass so we recommend you are comfortable providing both initial and interim CAMS sessions prior to the Review Process.  The Review cost is $400.

Please send your Review request or any questions to andrew@cams-care.com.

You will be asked to re-certify every 5 years by going through another Review. In the intervening years, you will be required to participate in various CAMS training courses as a way to stay current in the CAMS Framework®.

 

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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