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.
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
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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