Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS Framework™) for Clinical Behavioral Health Providers

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
This training is available from mid-March until mid-June
Day 1:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Day 2:
Friday, June 10, 2022
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
CAMS Zoom and Video
Support Email or
Cost Range
This training is intended for clinical mental and behavioral health providers.

Host And Instructor



C.E. Credit for American Psychological Association: 10.00
C.E. Credit for BH - National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC): 10.00
C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 10.00
If you have questions about CE certificates, please contact Kendra Molinary ( or Anne Wiemers (

Training Overview Description

This Training is now full. If you are still interested in attending, please join our waitlist.

This training is for mental and behavioral health clinical practitioners.

(Non-clinical behavioral health providers, including peer support specialists, behavioral health aids, and case managers, please register here)

Message from Dept. of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Suicide Prevention
The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) is an integral component of work being done within Alaska and nationally to advance the crisis continuum of care. The Alaska Division of Behavioral Health is actively implementing many efforts aligned with this goal, including enacting Zero Suicide, a framework for comprehensive suicide care within healthcare settings. CAMS aligns with the tenets of the Zero Suicide framework and ensures that those in the behavioral health field have the foundation to provide appropriate care to those struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The Division of Behavioral Health is advocating for the behavioral health field to receive discipline specific suicide education to better serve the populace of Alaska and to advance Zero Suicide and the crisis continuum of care.

Clinicians Training
You have the opportunity to become CAMS Trained in an evidence-based suicide treatment protocol that has been proven effective in multiple randomized controlled trials to reduce suicidal ideation and increase hope in as few as 6 sessions.

The CAMS training model provides a spectrum of experiences that optimizes the learner’s understanding of how to use CAMS adherently within clinical practice across different treatment settings and clinical populations. Implementation and dissemination science has clearly shown that an integrative approach to training that uses several modalities for learning improves clinicians’ learning and adaptation of new skills. Our integrative training model enables most clinicians to become adherent to this evidence-based approach with their first CAMS patient and clinicians frequently report our training model provides them with the confidence and clarity to use CAMS effectively with patients.

Becoming CAMS TRAINED takes just 10 hours of course work – all available online – and 4 hours of consultation calls. It involves three elements:

1. CAMS Foundational Video Course (3 credits)
The training combines didactic presentations to introduce an unscripted clinical demonstration of the use of CAMS with a patient through the course of 12 sessions of the CAMS Framework. Pass the free test to earn 3 credits.

2. Online Role-Play Training (7 credits)
Designed to enhance knowledge of the CAMS Framework while providing an opportunity to practice completing the Suicide Status Form with other mental health professionals.

3. CAMS Consultation Calls
Attend 4 Consultation Calls after you are using CAMS with patients. The calls give you a forum to discuss cases, best practices and have hour questions answered by an experienced CAMS consultant.

CAMS Manual: Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, 2nd Edition
All those who complete Part 1 - CAMS Foundational Video and Part 2 - Role Play Training, will receive this valuable resource.

Clinical Locator
After you become CAMS TRAINED, we encourage you to include your contact information in the CAMS-care Clinician Locator. The Clinician Locator routes new clients to your practice, particularly those looking for competent clinicians, trained in evidence-based suicide-specific treatments. This tool will become even more critical as states continue to pass laws requiring mental health professionals to have this type of credential, and an increasing number of people seek out this level of expertise from their mental health providers.

Event-specific Details

This Training is now full. If you are still interested in attending, please join our waitlist.

Download Training Flyer for a detailed handout including the training schedule.

Space is limited - please be prepared to commit to the date you have selected. Please mark your calendar!

Accessing the Training. Please watch your email for further instructions.

  • CAMS Foundation Video Course - you will receive an email with instructions from CAMS-CARE, LLC
  • Role-Play Training - you will receive an email from Teagan Presler, Training Coordinator, Alaska Training Cooperative.

Registration Information

Questions About the Training? Please contact Teagan Presler, Behavioral Health Training Coordinator, Alaska Training Cooperative, 907-264-6293,

Registrations are closed

This training event is full. Please email the training coordinator Teagan Presler