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Collaborative assessment and management of suicidality at Menninger (CAMS-M): an inpatient adaptation and implementation.

The Menninger Clinic, 12301 Main St., Houston, TX, 77035, USA.
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic (Impact Factor: 0.72). 06/2012; 76(2):147-71. DOI: 10.1521/bumc.2012.76.2.147
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ABSTRACT In this article, the authors describe CAMS-M, a novel approach to working therapeutically with suicidal psychiatric inpatients, with the goal of reducing the likelihood of future suicidal crises. CAMS-M, developed at The Menninger Clinic, is an adaptation of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), a novel framework with promising early research findings in outpatient settings (Jobes, 2006). Here, we provide a detailed description of CAMS-M, describe how it differs from CAMS in its original form, and discuss issues around implementation in a hospital setting. We conclude that CAMS-M holds considerable promise in risk management and therapeutic intervention with suicidal patients in the inpatient environment.

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