CAMS: Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality Training

CAMS: Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality Training

Effective assessment, management and treatment of suicidal individuals are key tasks in behavioral health work. Legislation in Washington State now requires continuing education in suicide risk assessment, treatment and management as a licensure requirement* for behavioral health and medical professionals. This workshop meets the licensure requirement for behavioral health professionals with training structured around the successful resolution of suicidality using the CAMS approach. Download the training flyer.

Level I: March 20, 2019 | 9:30am-5:00pm

This initial 6-hour workshop will focus on the use of CAMS in brief encounters: inpatient, consultation-liaison and emergency services as well as outpatient intake evaluations. This 6-hour training will meet the state licensure requirement for behavioral health professionals and is structured to be clinically relevant for as many School of Medicine disciplines as possible.

Level II: March 23, 2019 | 9:30am-5:00pm 

Note: Registration for CAMS Level II is contingent upon having completed Level I.

Building on Level I, the second 6-hour workshop will provide training on using CAMS outpatient psychotherapy to quickly resolve suicidality and successfully manage suicidality in outpatient setting. This training will also focus on the completion of CAMS when suicidality resolves and the transition to other appropriate care that will address enduring problems (i.e., depression, interpersonal conflict, loss, etc.) that are easier to treat with suicidality resolved.


Trainings will be conducted by Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH and Jeff Sung, MD, both faculty in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Training is free to UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital clinicians and trainees. All other levels cost $200. (Level II requires completion of Level I for a total of $400).

Continuing Education Credit

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Washington Chapter has approved these Level I and II CAMS in-person workshops.*

  • We offer 6 hours of CEU credits for a fee of $50/workshop to cover the processing expenses.

Event Details

This event finished on 20 March 2019

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