The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach has garnered a strong evidence base and has been implemented by therapists from a range of orientations in diverse clinical settings. This extensively revised manual 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 used for assessment, treatment, and progress monitoring within CAMS can 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. For CAMS training opportunities with David A. Jobes, visit www.cams-care.com.
New to This Edition
*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.
David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. He is also Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. With research interests in suicidology for over 30 years, he has published extensively in the field and routinely conducts professional training in clinical suicidology, professional ethics, and risk management. Dr. Jobes has served as a consultant to the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. A past president of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), he serves on the Scientific Council and Public Policy Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. His work has been recognized with the Louis I. Dublin Award for career contribution to suicide prevention from the AAS, among other honors. Dr. Jobes is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is board certified in clinical psychology. He maintains a private clinical and forensic practice in Washington, DC.
1. Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality: A Suicide-Specific Intervention within Contemporary Health Care
2. The SSF and the Evolution of CMAS
3. Systems of Clinical Care and Optimizing the Use of CAMS
4. CAMS Risk Assessment: The Collaborative Use of the SSF
5. CAMS Treatment Planning: Coauthoring a Suicide-Specific Treatment Plan
6. CAMS Interim Sessions: Tracking Suicide Risk Assessments and Treatment Plan Updates
7. CAMS Clinical Outcomes and Disposition: Lessons in Living and Postsuicidal Life
8. CAMS as a Means of Decreasing Malpractice Liability
9. CAMS Adaptations and Future Developments
Appendix A. CAMS Suicide Status Form–4 (SSF–4): Initial Session, Tracking/Update Interim Session, Outcome/Disposition Final Session
Appendix B. Coding Manual for the SSF Core Assessment: Qualitative Responses
Appendix C. Coding Manual for SSF Reasons for Living versus Reasons for Dying
Appendix D. Coding Manual for the SSF One-Thing Response
Appendix E. CAMS Therapeutic Worksheet: Understanding Your Suicidality
Appendix F. CAMS Rating Scale (CRS.3)
Appendix G. Frequently Asked Questions about CAMS
Appendix H. Complete CAMS Case Example of Bill