Training & Career Planning Programs

NAMI CA Family & Peer Support Specialist Online Webinar-based LIVE Training 

The next Cohort begins soon.

The training is for family members of individuals living with mental illness and also for individuals who have lived experience with mental illness.  The first step is contacting Michael Fields, Executive Director Peer Recovery Services, The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County or NAMI CA to begin the process.  The process includes training and career planning support –for employment as a peer specialist -either paid or as a volunteer. 
  • 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? Read more...
Questions? Need Interest & Career Planning Form?

Contact Karen Walker (, Peer Recovery Services / The Wellness Center of SJC (209) 451-3977; 
or Michael Fields ( or Contact: Edna Ealey-Fields at , Phone: (209) 598-5746