Training for Organizations

Implement a consistent, scalable, and effective suicide-specific treatment across your entire operation.

Improve outcomes for at-risk patients when you prepare your group of 20 people or more in Clinics & Hospitals, Military & Veteran behavioral health centers, Sovereign Nations & Tribes, and Employee Assistance Programs. . Create a shared language, culture, and confidence for mental health professionals of all kinds to save lives through empathy and collaboration.

Clinics & Hospitals

Use of CAMS in Clinics & Hospitals

Leverage the impactful CAMS Brief Intervention (BI) to identify, assess, and refer individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide in outpatient and inpatient settings and within psychiatric consultation-liaison services, including:

  • Use by Crisis Response Teams and by Emergency Department providers to assess risk and determine disposition
  • Short-term interventions in Inpatient Units
  • Ongoing care in Intensive Outpatient Programs or standard Outpatient Treatment Clinics
Military Veterans

CAMS with Military & Veteran Service Members

Support military and veteran service members through a lens of empathy and understanding to reduce their suicidal risk, including:

  • Particularly effectiveness in eliminating suicidal ideation among US Air Force personnel and US Army Soldiers.
  • Reducing emergency department visits and overall symptom distress while boosting resilience in certain subgroups of service members.
  • Successful implementations at over 30 military installations and 20 Veterans Affairs (VA) treatment settings.
Sovereign Nations & Tribes

CAMS with Sovereign Nations & Tribes

Gain practical skills and confidence to treat suicidal risk through a proven, effective model while addressing and respecting the unique factors of your community.

CAMS has been successfully trained within sovereign nations with providers working with Native American tribes and nations in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.


CAMS in Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Incorporate evidence-based CAMS into your EAP to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the workplace while simultaneously keeping at-risk employees safe and connected to their community, including:

  • Helping employees stay out of the hospital in all but the most extreme circumstance
  • Reducing suicidal ideation, hopelessness, and stress and restore functioning in as few as 6 sessions

CAMS for Campus

At CAMS-care, we firmly believe that college/university campuses can play a pivotal role in preventing suicide. Armed with CAMS evidence-based suicide prevention methodologies, mental health counselors will be better equipped to help prevent suicide among college students, and educators can adequately prepare graduate students to provide effective suicide care in the future.

If you are a college or university counseling center, psychological services center, or health services center, please visit our CAMS for Students page for more information.

The Recommended Learning Path for Organizations

Build a foundation of CAMS within your organization by providing access to the following resources for your mental health staff:

  1. The CAMS Book: Managing Suicidal Risk, A Collaborative Approach 3rd Edition.
  2. The 3-hour CAMS Online Video Course.
    In this course, Dr. Jobes provides an overview of the CAMS framework and demonstrates CAMS with a suicidal patient from intake through resolution.
  3. CAMS Practical Role Play Training for an opportunity to practice in using the CAMS Framework with other individuals.
  4. CAMS Consultation Calls with one of our CAMS Consultants to increase your knowledge base and confidence specific to your experience.

Your journey with CAMS starts now. Learn how to quickly, confidently, and effectively save lives.

We adopted the CAMS model as our clinical framework in our Suicide Prevention Program and have made CAMS Foundational Training a mandatory requirement of all clinicians practicing in our service.

Chris Harvey
Manager of Suicide Prevention
Mildura Base Public Hospital

I especially like that CAMS can be delivered concurrently with other manualized or non-manualized treatments (like DBT).

Haylie Stewart
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
University of Alabama

CAMS-Trained Organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have trained groups of less than ten attendees and we also encourage you to sign up multiple individuals to the Online Role-Play Training. Please complete our inquiry form with information about your organization and we will be happy to contact you to discuss the options available.

Yes, we would love to arrange for a consultant to visit your organization for a role-play training. Please complete the inquiry form and we will be happy to contact you. In response to COVID-19, we now provide group and individual Online Role-Play Training using the Zoom platform with Zoom Breakout Rooms for role-play sessions.

CAMS-care provides the only authorized training in CAMS that readily fits well into a Zero-Suicide policy effort. Dr. Jobes has been involved in the Zero Suicide movement since its inception and CAMS is consistently used within Zero Suicide initiatives as one of only a handful of suicide-specific evidence-based approaches to suicidal risk according to replicated randomized controlled trials.

We currently have studies underway to explore the efficacy of using CAMS in groups. At this time we do not recommend using CAMS in groups, but would encourage you to review the section in the CAMS Book that discusses the research underway regarding the use of CAMS in groups. We hope to have more information about our findings within the next year, so please check our website for updates.

Yes, CAMS is an excellent evidence-based suicide-specific clinical intervention that can be well-suited for suicide prevention efforts funded by GLS. Many CAMS trainings have been conducted for state organizations and Native American behavioral health providers.

Yes, we offer discounts for groups of more than 50 and for groups of more than 100. Please complete our inquiry form and we will be happy to share them with you.

At this time we are not able to offer discounts for groups of less than 50.

No, we have many organizations that opt to complete foundational training in CAMS by having staff read the book, take the Online course, and attend a series of consultation calls. We have also split our Online Role Play Training into half-day sessions to fit with the needs of organizations. Please complete our inquiry form and we will be happy to contact you to discuss the options available.