Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 217–218 | Cite as

David A. Jobes, Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach

The Guilford Press, 2006, 222 pp, $30.00
  • Nicole Juszczak Peak
Book Review

Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach by David Jobes is geared towards novice and seasoned clinicians alike. Jobes presents a therapeutic framework that can be used by clinicians who either currently work with suicidal clients or who are interested in providing care for such clients. More specifically, Jobes presents a detailed look at the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)—a framework for assessing and managing suicidal clients. Jobes addresses specific concerns in working with the suicidal client and guides the clinician through the actual implementation of the framework. In addition, Jobes successfully manages to steer the traditional and increasingly fear-based treatment approach to dealing with suicidal clients towards a more collaborative and pro-active approach.

Integral to the CAMS framework is the Suicide Status Form—a measure developed by Jobes. The Suicide Status Form is used to assess suicidality, serves as a tracking measure from...


Suicidal Ideation Suicidal Risk Collaborative Approach Suicidal Patient Tracking Measure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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