CSPAR-Affiliated Clinical Programs

The following evidence-based programs (EBPs) have been developed in collaboration with CSPAR.

CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality)

CAMS is a brief, suicide-focused outpatient treatment framework. It can be a treatment itself or integrated with other suicide prevention or behavioral health interventions. CAMS has two primary focuses – establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance and keeping the focus on suicidality until it resolves.

Learn more about Seattle Children’s CAMS treatment offered through the Mood and Anxiety Program and the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Dialectical behavior therapy is a cognitive behavioral treatment originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. It is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population.

DBT helps you create the life you want by teaching you specific skills to help regulate emotions, tolerate distress, resist problematic urges, solve problems, interact effectively with others, and live in the moment.

Learn more about Harborview’s DBT Program for adults or Seattle Children’s DBT program for teens.

DBT-ACES (Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Accepting the Challenges of Employment & Self-Sufficiency)

DBT-ACES is an expansion and adaptation of standard DBT featuring a second year of treatment designed for DBT graduates who want to increase self-sufficiency and maintain living wage employment.

Learn more about DBT-ACES.