​ Proven Suicide Treatment Training



The only authorized source for adherent training in the CAMS Framework®
Within the CAMS Framework, the patient and the clinician identify the drivers that make the person want to kill himself/herself and then they treat these drivers using various techniques like DBT, CBT, mindfulness etc.  CAMS is proven in as few as 6 sessions to reduce suicidal ideation, distress and hopelessness and increase hope.  Once suicide is off the table as an option, the person can be treated for other conditions or can be referred to social services and other agencies to provide wrap-around supports.  The CAMS evidence based treatment is suitable for those who are trained in behavioural health and a variety of modalities.

CAMS is an evidence based, suicide-focused treatment framework backed by 30 years of clinical research and 5 randomized controlled trials. The CAMS Framework® focuses on treating “drivers” that make someone want to die – because we believe that everyone deserves a life worth living!

CAMS is designed to be a cost-effective outpatient treatment that may be used to avert expensive inpatient hospital stays while safely treating suicidal risk outside a hospital setting. Research studies have shown that CAMS can significantly reduce visits to Emergency Departments improving the service users experience and creating additional healthcare cost savings. In contrast to other suicide-focused interventions, CAMS is remarkably easy to learn.


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.

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 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.


  • 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 reduces the risk of malpractice
  • Clinicians and patients like CAMS 
  • Builds clinician confidence when treating suicidal patients


Become CAMS TRAINED takes just 10 hours of course work, all available online, and 4 hours of calls when working with patients.  It involves completing 3 elements:

1. 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 patient through the course of 12 sessions of the CAMS Framework. Pass the free test.
Learn About the Course 

2. Online 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 

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 your questions answered by an experienced CAMS Consultant. 
Learn About Consultation Calls 

What others have said about this workshop in 2021:

  • "I thought the workshop was very thorough and well structured"
  • "Great framework and supporting documentation to guide you through"
  • "I now have very specific suicide assessment & treatment in clear document format to follow"
  • "The roleplay was really good. It helped put things into perspective from the clients view of the challenges. Really good learning"

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.

About the presenter, Blaire Ehret, Ph.D

Blaire Ehret, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in suicide prevention and providing clinical services to Veterans living with psychosis. She works at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and sits on the board of directors of Survivors of Suicide Loss, San Diego. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Her research has been published in domestic and international journals, as well as covered in the popular press, such as NPR.

Prior to her work in San Diego, she was Teaching Faculty in the Masters of Clinical Psychology program at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. Dr. Ehret has provided over 50 presentations and trainings to the research and clinical communities on various topics spanning suicide prevention, trauma, self-care, and psychosis. In addition to her clinical, teaching, and research expertise, she was a national leader within the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. In her role, she represented and advocated for psychology students’ education and training, as well as worked with national policymakers to make significant contributions to the field of psychology.

Price & Registration

Online Role-Play Training Day will be delivered over 1 day, the follow up CAMS Consultation Calls will be scheduled AFTER completion of the Training Day, and are included in your registration.

28 June, 9am - 3.30pm

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card.
If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 021 066 9811 or email: nathalie@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to nathalie@grow.co.nz. Along with the invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact: nathalie@grow.co.nz

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 
All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
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For further details, please contact:
e: nathalie@grow.co.nz
p: 021 066 9811