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MRC - Assessment & Treatment of Suicidality: A Psychological Approach (Including Introduction to the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model) (14/07/18)

Presenter: Dr. Eoin Galavan

Event Details
Tuar Ard, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Registration 09:30 Starts 10:00 - 16:30

Midlands Regional Committee

Present a workshop entitled: 

Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality: A Psychological Approach (Including Introduction to the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model) 


Presenters Bio's: 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, 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 and supervising others in its use. He is a senior CAMS-care consultant and has trained hundreds of mental health professionals, counsellors, psychotherapists and volunteers in working with suicidal individuals using the CAMS model. He has overseen the roll out of the CAMS model in mental health services, and counselling services with various groups, supervised local research projects examining the outcomes of these services, and published articles on the topic. Eoin has also presented at multiple national and international conferences on the use of the CAMS. Eoin is a Clinical Tutor and occasional lecturer on the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. Dr Galavan also works closely with parents of suicidal young people in private practice. .


Workshop Outline: 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. 

   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
• 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

Training Level: Intermediate-advanced.


CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop.


Workshop Limited to 50 places. Students Limited to 5 places

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