CAMS Suicide Prevention Training Book

The only authorized source for adherent CAMS training.

Book CEU credits available for Psychologists & Social Workers

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. This book can be purchased (at a special 20% discount for CAMS trainees) through Guilford Press Publishing.

The Source Book for Training in CAMS

  •  Incorporates a decade’s worth of extensive clinical research.
  •  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.


I am planning on taking (or I have taken) the Online video course. Do I really need the book too?
Though we believe the Online video course provides an excellent introduction and overview to CAMS, the book is the primary source for detailed information and instruction regarding CAMS. Since access to the Online course is limited to 30 days, the book is the perfect complement to the Online course. More information about the book is available here on the publisher’s website.

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