Becoming CAMS Trained

The only authorised source for adherent training in the CAMS Framework


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

Developed by Dr. Jobes over decades of clinical trial research, there is very little that compares to CAMS in terms of its robust evidence-base, its flexibility, and the relative ease of learning to use it with fidelity.

The CAMS training model provides a spectrum of experiences that optimises 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 service user and clinicians frequently report our training model provides them with the confidence and clarity to use CAMS effectively with service users.

The CAMS Framework has multiple benefits

  • It’s easy to learn and quick to implement
  • Treats the largest population of suicidal ideators
  • Affordable training
  • Cost-effective in a system of care
  • Enhanced clinical documentation that enhances the clinical governance process
  • Clinicians and service users like CAMS
  • Builds clinician confidence when treating suicidal service users


Becoming CAMS Trained takes just ten hours of course work, all available online, and four hours of calls when working with patients.  It involves completing four elements:

1. CAMS Book

The third and final edition of the CAMS Book, Managing Suicidal Risk, a Collaborative Approach, is a helpful reference manual for clinicians as they use CAMS with patients.

2. CAMS Foundational Video Course

The training combines didactic presentations by Dr. Jobes as he introduces an unscripted clinical demonstration of the use of CAMS with a service user through the course of 12 sessions of the CAMS Framework. Pass the free test (three CAMS-care UK CPD points awarded).

Learn about the Course


3. Role-Play Training Day

Designed to enhance knowledge of the CAMS Framework while providing an opportunity to practice completing the Suicide Status Form with other mental health professionals learning the model.

Learn about Role-Play Training

4. CAMS Case Supervision Calls

Attend four Supervision Calls after you are using CAMS with service users. The calls give you a forum to discuss cases, best practices and have your questions answered by an experienced CAMS consultant.

Learn about Supervision Calls

CAMS Trained is the first designation released by CAMS-care UK for clinicians wiling to treat suicidal service users using CAMS and is the minimum standard required to deliver CAMS.