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Managing Suicidal Risk
A Collaborative Approach
by David A. Jobes Foreword by Edwin S. Shneidman

This clinical manual offers essential tools and guidance for therapists of any orientation faced with the complex challenges of assessing and treating a suicidal patient.

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This clinical manual offers essential tools and guidance for therapists of any orientation faced with the complex challenges of assessing and treating a suicidal patient. In a large, ready-to-photocopy format, the book provides step-by-step instructions and reproducible forms for evaluating suicidal risk, developing a suicide-specific outpatient treatment plan, and tracking clinical progress and outcomes using documentation that can help to reduce the risk of malpractice liability. In addition to providing a flexible structure for assessment and intervention, The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach is designed to strengthen the therapeutic alliance and increase patient motivation. Highly readable and user-friendly, the volume builds on 15 years of empirically oriented clinical research.

"The CAMS approach has quickly achieved best-practice status and, as more clinical trials are completed, is destined to be sufficiently evidence-based to become a 'must' in every clinician’s repertoire. This easy-to-read guide teaches clinicians to listen to and align with their patients, to consistently target suicide risk, and to effectively reduce that risk. Jobes is a master teacher, and readers of this book are lucky to be among his students."
-Alan L. Berman, PhD, Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology

Pages: 214, Size: 8" x 10 1/2"

1. Contemporary Clinical Challenges and the Need for the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

2. A Review of the Suicide Status Form and the Origin of CAMS

3. The Early Identification of Suicide Risk

4. CAMS Risk Assessment: The Collaborative Use of the SSF

5. CAMS Treatment Planning: Coauthoring the Outpatient Treatment Plan

6. CAMS Suicide Status Tracking: Assessment and Treatment Plan Updates

7. Suicide Status Outcomes: The Completion of CAMS

8. CAMS as Means of Decreasing Malpractice Liability

9. Future Developments: Using CAMS across Settings and Future Research

Epilogue

Appendixes:

A. The Suicide Status Form--III (SSF-III): Assessment, Treatment Planning, Tracking, and Outcome Forms

B. Coding Manual for the SSF Likert Scales: Qualitative Assessment

C. Coding Manual for SSF Reasons for Living versus Reasons for Dying

D. Coding Manual for the SSF One-Thing Response

E. Frequently Asked Questions about CAMS

F. Complete CAMS Case Example

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