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Dr. David A. Jobes developed a national risk assessment (CAMS) to help those who maybe suicidal, get the evaluation and treatment they need. See history below.
Teri Heines, PsyD, LCSW, is our local In-Network Care Provider, located in Evergreen, CO. Teri is a Psychologist and dedicated to helping our community. She has received the Jobes training and is available to conduct the CAMS evaluation at a reduced rate of $125.00. Please contact her 303.479.9978 or


David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Psychology, Associate Director of Clinical Training, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, American Board of Professional Psychology

The research focus of the CUA (Catholic University of America) Suicide Prevention Lab is centered on clinical risk assessment (using both quantitative and qualitative methods) with different suicidal populations in different clinical settings. In recent years we have become particularly focused on clinical interventions for suicidal patients. My group at CUA has developed a novel therapeutic approach called the “Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality” (CAMS).

As a professor I teach courses in clinical psychology, ethics and professional practice, individual psychotherapy, clinical theory, assessment interviewing, and a graduate seminar on suicide. I have a passion for teaching and my courses are infused with real world examples and case studies that help bring the course material to life.

Overview to CAMS Assessment and Care

CAMS is a suicide-specific therapeutic framework, emphasizing five core components of collaborative clinical care (over 10-12 sessions/3 months).

Component I. Collaborative Assessment of Suicidal Risk

Component II. Collaborative Treatment Planning

  • Attend treatment reliably as scheduled over the next three months
  • Reduce access to lethal means
  • Develop and use a Coping Card as part of Crisis Response Plan
  • Create interpersonal supports

Component III. Collaborative Deconstruction of Suicidogenic Problems & Relationship issues (especially family)

  • Vocational issues (what do they do?)
  • Self-related issues (self-worth/self-esteem)
  • Pain and suffering—general and specific

Component IV. Collaborative Problem-Focused Interventions

Component V. Collaborative Development of Reasons for Living

  • Develop plans, goals, and hope for the future
  • Develop guiding beliefs