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Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality – A Psychological Approach

Introduction to the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model
Facilitated by SouthWest Counselling Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Date: October 11th, 9.15 am – 4.30 pm. Venue Brehon Hotel, Kilarney, Co. Kerry
Presented by Dr. Eoin Gallavan Cost: €120 CPD: 6 hours

To book a place – please email or phone (064) 66 36416

The CAMS model is an evidenced based, pragmatic, treatment framework that encourages us to collaboratively identify the key drivers of an individual’s suicidality. It then actively encourages targeting those drivers while stabilisation and safety planning are utilised to maintain involvement in treatment. The CAMS has been rigorously trialled and researched over 30 years and is one of only a small number of interventions with replicated RCT evidence supporting effectiveness with suicidality as an outcome variable.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

• Be familiar with psychological theories of suicide and suicidal behaviour (i.e. Prof Thomas Joiner, Prof Edwin Schneidman, Prof Israel Orbach and Prof David Jobes)
• Have an introduction to and practiced the CAMS model
• Be able to identify suicidal risk early in the clinical engagement and use the Suicide Status Form (SSF) to collaboratively assess suicidal risk
• Develop SSF-based suicide specific outpatient treatment plans that emphasize the development of a stabilization plan and the identification of suicidal ‘drivers’ as a focus of treatment
• Clinically track, assess and treat drivers with problem-focused interventions
• Be able to prepare a stabilisation or crisis response plan
• Reviewed relevant research pertaining to outcome effectiveness and risk assessment
All materials will be provided on the day including relevant articles, SSF forms, handouts and references. The workshop uses a variety of learning formats including teaching, audio-visual, demonstration, practice and discussion.
Dr Eoin Galavan

Eoin Galavan, BA Psych, MA Coun. Psych., D.Clin.Psych., PG Cert DBT, Reg. Clin. Psychol. PSI. Dr Eoin Galavan is a Senior Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in the HSE, North Dublin Adult Mental Health Services. He is currently the Clinical Lead for the North Dublin Suicide Assessment and Treatment Service (SATS), and former team leader for the Evolve Dialectical Behaviour Therapy program, both of which are dedicated to treating suicidality and self-harm within the public mental health services. Eoin works with suicidal individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds on a daily basis. Eoin is a highly experienced clinician in utilising the CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide) model. He is a Senior CAMS-care consultant and has trained hundreds of mental health professionals, counsellors, psychotherapists and volunteers in working with suicidal individuals. He has overseen the roll out of the CAMS model in mental health services, and supervised research examining the outcomes of these services. Eoin is chair for the recently established Special Interest Group in Suicide and Self Harming Behaviour for the Psychological Society of Ireland. Eoin also maintains a private practice where he works with suicidal people of all ages and the parents of suicidal young people. Eoin frequently delivers public talks, national and international conference presentations and contributes to the media on the topic of suicide, as well as authoring articles on the topic. Eoin is currently a Clinical Tutor, Senior Supervising Psychologist and Lecturer in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program in Trinity College Dublin

For further details please contact us on 064 6636416


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