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. 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.
Guilford Publications; June 2016
- ISBN: 9781462526918
- Edition: 2
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Managing Suicidal Risk, Second Edition
- Author: David A. Jobes; Marsha M. Linehan (other)
Imprint: The Guilford Press
In The Press
"An essential addition to any clinician's repertoire of books, especially for those interested in working with depressed clients. The success of the CAMS framework and what sets it apart from other treatment approaches is the emphasis placed on understanding the broader, underlying issues at the core of the suicidal patient. Jobes provides an alternative approach instead of the traditional focus on suicidal ideation as a symptom of a broader psychopathology. Moreover, it is clear that Jobes speaks from a scientist-practitioner perspective as evidenced by his extensive knowledge and activity in suicide research as well as by his personal case examples. Jobes successfully provides the clinician with the light needed to help those individuals who have been trapped by the darkness of suicide." (on the first edition)
About The Author
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 Marsha Linehan Award for Outstanding Research in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior and 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.