NAMI Provider Education Course

Course begins on: 
October 17th, 2017

The course continues for 5 Consecutive Tuesday's; ending Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Required >>>>>

DRAIL Offices 2nd Floor
501 W. Weber Ave., Ste 200A
Stockton, CA

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Provider Education Course is based on the N.A.M.I. Family-to-Family Program. It was augmented and edited by Joyce Burland, Ph.D. (NAMI’s National Director) to establish a 5 consecutive weeks course for Mental Health providers in collaboration with consumers and family members. Weekly class and homework handouts are compiled into a Course Notebook for future reference.

This course provides a clinical picture of collaborative secondary intervention strategies (pragmatic, concrete, practical steps) which staff can use in practice. The primary knowledge base of the course is the lived experience of consumer and family members relating to critical clinical aspects of serious brain disorders; the purpose of the course is to help providers “see our lives” from the inside so that effective, equitable and compassionate partnerships can guide the treatment process.

These courses meet the qualification for 15 contact hours of continuing education units for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), PCE #2436. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) CEP#10536 and California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR), CEP #5097. There is no charge for this training or CEUs.

To Register Contact:
To register  E-mail BHS-HR at 

Questions? Please contact:
Drew Strachan, NAMI SJC at or 209-366-4923  Download a printer friendly flyer.
Participants will learn:
  • Class 1: (March 6 ): Orientation Introductions—Key course principles, group exercise, personal and family experience (our trauma stories)
  • Class 2: ( March 13) Clinical bases
    Basic principles of secondary prevention/intervention in community psychiatry, clinical strategies for trauma response, secondary prevention stage models, group exercise to determine needs in critical periods
  • Class 3: (March 20): Responding effectively to consumers and families in stage II Cascade of secondary trauma, symptoms as stressors group exercise, stages of adherence to medication, co-occurring brain and addictive disorders, trauma of incarceration and attempted suicide
  • Class 4: (March 27): Inside mental illness
    Gaining empathy, defensive coping strategies, reiterating our appeal for trauma informed care, up from obscurity
  • Class 5: (April 4): Working toward recovery Suggested confidentiality guidelines, case study, how to frame collaborative work, recovery as conscious choice and action, certification/celebration.