Kevin J. Crowley, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant, Sales and Contract Management, CAMS-care.com

In addition to serving as a CAMS-care Senior Consultant, Dr. Kevin Crowley works as a Staff Psychologist at Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy, LLC, and as an Adjunct Instructor at The Catholic University of America. He has conducted risk assessments, delivered suicide-specific treatments, and provided suicide-focused consultation and training through the VA Health Care System and outpatient private practices since 2010. He has also been involved in several suicide-focused program evaluations and formal research projects through The Catholic University of America’s Suicide Prevention Laboratory (Washington, DC) and the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention (Denver, CO).

Dr. Crowley’s research to date has emphasized brief interventions for reducing shame and suicide risk and considerations for improving the effectiveness of suicide-focused training. He has presented this research and offered clinical workshops at the annual conventions of both the American Association of Suicidology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In addition, he recently coauthored an article describing the importance of identifying “drivers” in suicide-focused risk assessment that was published in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sltb.12161/abstract).

Pre-conference Workshop: Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sierra Building, Room 108
8 CEHs

The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
Our 1-day onsite role play training builds upon the information in the CAMS book (Jobes, 2016) and online CAMS-care video course. It offers participants the chance to see CAMS procedures demonstrated live by a CAMS-care Consultant in an unplanned/unpracticed way with a participant in attendance. Then, you will have then opportunity to practice each form with another participant in attendance and get immediate feedback. At the end of this training, all participants should have the necessary skills and confidence to apply the CAMS philopsohpy and procedures with patients. 

CAMS-care Preventing suicide – Role Play Training Learning Objectives:

  • To improve understanding of the comparative effectiveness of different approaches for suicide prevention
  • To develop a deeper appreciation for the factors directly associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • To attain new skills in conducting a patient-centered suicide risk assessment with the Suicide Status Form
  • To learn about the CAMS therapeutic framework to treat suicidal individuals receiving mental health services
  • To develop skills in delivering the CAMS therapeutic framework through live role play demonstration and practice

Presentation Downloads: PowerPoint SlidesSSF Cheat SheetsSSF-4; CAMS Therapeutic Worksheet: Understanding Your Suicidality

Keynote Address: Friday, October 13, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:10 AM
Sierra Building, Room 108

The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Framework: Grounding in Philosophy and Reaching Towards Future Developments
This presentation will introduce current trends and specific advances in the field of clinical suicidology, both in terms of general systemic movements and practical assessment/intervention strategies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality framework (CAMS) and how it fits philosophically and practically in the context of efforts like Zero Suicide. In the course of discussing CAMS, the presenter will also introduce current/emerging research attempting to extend CAMS to different settings and patient populations.

Keynote Address Learning Objectives
  • To contextualize current trends in clinical suicidology
  • To introduce CAMS’ clinical philosophy and specific applied practices
  • To highlight the incremental value and limitations of CAMS in this context, and to offer an overview of current/ongoing research to date