CAMS Suicide Prevention Consultations
The onlysource for adherent CAMS training.
SUSTAINING AND ADVancing CLINICians’ Learning and Skills TOWards ADherence
CAMS Consultation Calls are hour-long phone meetings for clinicians who have completed either the CAMS Book and/or CAMS Online Video Course and/or CAMS Practical Role-Play Training.
During the calls, our expert trainers will answer questions that arise for clinicians as they begin using CAMS with their patients.
Questions typically range from identifying when to use CAMS, how to maintain pace through the initial session, creating an effective CAMS Stabilization Plan, identifying drivers of suicide, introducing the CAMS Therapeutic Worksheet, maintaining focus of treatment on drivers, and techniques for treating drivers. Case presentations are encouraged as an additional method to increase clinician’s knowledge base.
For those attending calls as part of a group, calls are an opportunity to receive support and suggestions from those attending the call. Invariably, tips that can be used by all participants are shared by our consultants.
For individuals who contract for consultation calls, case consultation as well as an opportunity for one-on-one review of the clinician’s use of CAMS and CAMS tools may be an effective way to increase knowledge and confidence in the use of CAMS.
Implementation and dissemination science has identified consultation calls as a critical factor in sustaining clinicians’ use of a new intervention after completing in person or online training.
Hour Long Phone Meetings for Clinicians
After completing either the CAMS Book, Online Video Course and/or CAMS Practical Role Play Training
- Expert consultants answer questions that arise as providers use CAMS with patients
- Case presentations with suggestions and feedback
- Tips and strategies for addressing access to lethal means
- Specific coping strategies and treatment modalities for treating suicidal drivers
- How to address set-backs and maintain a collaborative approach
- Available for groups or individuals
“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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you offer continuing education credits for Consultation Calls?
No, currently we do not offer CEs for Consultation Calls as we do not take or monitor attendance on calls which is a requirement for CEs. We do offer CEUs for our Online course for counselors, psychologists and social workers.
I am using CAMS with my patient but would like to consult with someone at CAMS-care, is that possible?
Yes, we have highly trained and experienced CAMS-care consultants who can consult by phone or Skype on your case for a single session or alternatively could coach you through the full course of CAMS-guided care in multiple sessions. Please complete the Inquiry Form above and request information about individual consultation for clinicians.
Do you provide consultation on how to implement CAMS in an organization?
Yes, senior CAMS-care consultants can provide “process improvement” consultation and guidance for successful implementation of CAMS in systems of care. More information about process improvement consultations is available under the Consulting heading above.
My organization is not ready for a training, could we arrange to have someone come and do a presentation?
Yes, CAMS-care does provide overview presentations of the model-which are NOT trainings of how to do CAMS. We have seen certain organizations benefit from such presentations which may increase interest in being adherently trained in CAMS by expert CAMS-care consultants.
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