Family/Peer Support Specialist Webinar Training Program

The Family/Peer Support Specialist Webinar Training program is devoted to giving peers and family members an opportunity to learn about educational skills such as the Recovery Model, Communication Skills, Trauma Informed Care, among others. All webinar training sessions are guided by trained presenters and provide opportunities for live participant interaction. The goal of this program is to provide individuals with lived experience as a peer or family member Behavioral Health educational training, one-on-one career counseling, and support to volunteer or work in the Behavioral Health Field. Interested in taking part in this program?

Apply Today!  Request an Interest / Career Planning Form to register
Contact Karen Walker at or Michael Fields at 
NAMI California is currently recruiting for the next Cohort beginning SOON!
To take part in the program, a person can fall into one of the following criteria’s (or both):
  • Individual with Lived Experience
  • Family Member and/or Loved One
Training Details
  • Orientation: TBA
  • Location:  Webinar Training (computer based) Tuesday and Thursdays (LIVE) for 10 weeks
  • Time: 6:00Pm-8:30PM
Time Commitment, Expectations & Support for Participants
  • Participants will need to attend 2 weekly webinar sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays). 
  • Training program consists of 70 hours of training that include 19 webinar sessions and assignments. 
  • Send completed Interest Form to Karen Walker or Michael Fields (see below).
  • A designated Program Coordinator will offer support to all participants.
  • Career counseling and support will be provided. 
  • Upon successful completion, receive a Peer Specialist Certificate from NAMI California! 
Questions? Need Interest & Career Planning Form? 
Contact Karen Walker ( or Michael Fields ( or Peer Recovery Services / The Wellness Center office at (209) 451-3977