Provider Education Program
The NAMI Provider Education Program is a FREE 5-week course that presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and peer experiences with serious mental illness to line staff at public agencies who work directly with people with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
The course helps providers realize the hardships that families and peers face and appreciate the courage and persistence it takes to live with and recover from mental illness.
How is the Provider Education Course unique?
The Provider Course emphasizes the involvement of consumers and family members as faculty in provider-staff training. The teaching team consists of five people:
- Two family members trained as Family-to-Family Education Program teachers;
- Two peers who are knowledgeable about their own mental illness, have a supportive relationship with their families, and are dedicated to the process of recovery; and
- A mental health professional who is also a family member or peer.
Few teaching programs employ consumers in this kind of sustained training effort in which they are paid to participate on a teaching team as they present the 5-week course.
15 FREE CEUs for LMHCs, LCSWs, LFMTs are provided by NAMI/PBC and 15 FREE CEUs for RNs provided by Palm Healthcare Foundation.
Registration is Required. For more information, please contact our office. This course is funded in part by Palm Healthcare Foundation.
The next NAMI Provider Education Course will announced soon..