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

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
This training is available from April until mid-May, 2022
Day 1:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Day 2:
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
CAMS Zoom and Video
Support Email or
Cost Range
Who Should Attend? This training is intended for non-clinical behavioral health providers.

Host And Instructor


Training Overview Description

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

This registration is for non-clinical behavioral health providers and may include peer support specialists, behavioral health aids, and case managers.
(Clinical behavioral health providers, please click here for registration options)

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.

CAMS Framework™ is first and foremost a clinical philosophy of care. It is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and different treatment modalities.

In terms of CAMS philosophy, the clinician’s honesty and forthrightness are key elements. For any patient teetering between life and death, there can be no more important component of care than direct and respectful candor when suicidal risk is present. The CAMS clinician endeavors to understand their patient’s suffering from an empathetic, non-judgmental, and intra-subjective perspective. The clinician never shames or blames a suicidal person for being suicidal; we endeavor to understand this struggle through the eyes of the suicidal patient.

Event-specific Details

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


To complete your registration, you please be prepared to select ONLY ONE from the following options:

  • April 12, 8:00am – 11:30am
  • April 22, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • May 3, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • May 12, 8:00am – 11:30am

Training Description. Attending this training will increase a participant’s knowledge of factors contributing to suicide rates, approaches to suicide prevention, information about risk assessment, interventions, and evidence-based treatments for suicide. Participants will also learn how CAMS is an effective evidence-based treatment approach to reducing suicide risk.

Participants can expect to:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the history of the field of suicidology and its contribution to suicide prevention in the US.
  • Improve understanding of the comparative effectiveness of different approaches for suicide prevention.
  • Receive an overview to suicide assessment and suicide-focused treatments.
  • Learn about the CAMS therapeutic framework to assess suicide risk and treat suicidal individuals.
  • Learn to address issues unique to working with suicidal patients including Ethical and Malpractice consideration.
  • Know how to adapt CAMS to effectively work with these issues and challenges.

Registration Information

Space is limited - please be prepared to commit to the training date you select.

Accessing the Training. Please watch your email for further instructions from CAMS-CARE, LLC.

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

Registrations are closed

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