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The Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

The Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

What is CAMS?

CAMS is an evidenced-based treatment framework used to assess suicidality and specifically treat suicide risk. CAMS 3-part training provides mental health professionals with essential knowledge in using the CAMS framework to collaborate with patients in the treatment of their suicidal drivers.

6 published correlational studies & an RCT support the effectiveness of CAMS in reducing patients’ suicidal drivers.  -- Jobes, D. A. (2012). The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS): an evolving evidence‐based clinical approach to suicidal risk. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 42(6), 640-653.

What Does CAMS Training Include?

CAMS’ 3-part training includes:

  1. A 3-4 hour, self-paced online course: This course features a series of videos which provide an overview of the CAMS model. Completion of the online course is required prior to in-person, role-play workshop.
  2. An in-person, 1 day workshop: David Jobes, Ph. D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America, will train participants in using the CAMS framework through role-play where participants take turns acting as both counselors and patients. Dr. Jobes is the developer of the CAMS framework.
  3. Group consultation calls: Following the workshop, group phone calls will be held for 8 weeks, providing opportunity to discuss successes and challenges as participants implement

When is the Role-Play Workshop?

November 3, 2017

The Conference Center at OCLC
6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017

: 8am-8:30am | Training: 8:30am-5pm

How Do I Register?   Registration opens September 26th

$30.00 covers CEUs, lunch, and registration.

Pay via credit card, check, or P.O. Number. 

OSPF, Franklin County LOSS, and the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition provide CAMS to behavioral health professionals working with youth (10-24) free of training cost through a SAMHSA GLS Grant. Upon registration, a spot will be reserved for participation in role-play workshop. Additionally, an email will be sent within two business days providing registrant with access to online training.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 26th, 2017 @ 5:00pm

Printed certificate showing online course completion will be required upon sign-in at role-play workshop.

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