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Continuing Education Credits
There is no charge for this class or for CE credits; however pre-registration is required.
Segments of each class lecture are furnished as Class Handouts, along with the charts and graphics used for that
class. All handouts are compiled by class members into a NAMI Provider Course Notebook which they keep for
future reference. An extensive glossary of terms is provided, plus a selected reading list of pertinent references
relating to each class.
Week One: ORIENTATION: Introductions; Key principles guiding the course; Group exercise in building
mutual respect and protection; The personal and family experience in critical periods of mental illness
(Our trauma stories).
Week Two: CLINICAL BASES: Basic principles of secondary prevention/intervention in Community Psychiatry;
Clinical strategies for responding to psychological trauma; Secondary prevention stage models of
family/consumer emotional adaptation to mental illness; Group exercise to determine consumer and
family needs in critical periods of mental illness (Stage I).
Week Three: RESPONDING EFFECTIVELY TO CONSUMERS AND FAMILIES IN STAGE II: The cascade of secondary
traumas when families cope alone; Understanding symptoms as stressors (group exercise); Other
significant stressors complicating passage through Stage II (Adverse effects of psychotropic drugs;
Stages of adherence to medication; Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders; The trauma of
incarceration and attempted suicide.
Week Four: INSIDE MENTAL ILLNESS: Gaining empathy and understanding of what it is like to contend with the
psychological impact of brain disorders; Understanding defensive coping strategies to protect against
loss of identity and demoralization; Reiterating our appeal for trauma informed care; Up from obscurity:
The whole family experience.
Week Five: WORKING TOWARD RECOVERY: Suggested confidentiality guidelines: Case Study: How to frame
collaborative work with consumers and their family; Recovery as conscious choice and action;
The NAMI Provider Education Program is appropriate for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, case managers,
residential care givers, homeless outreach workers, vocational rehabilitation and job counselors, front office staff,
clubhouse programmers, therapists, and all those who serve individuals with mental illness.
Continuing Education Credits provided to the following professionals
Nursing CE contact hours: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15325, for 15 contact hours. Credit provided upon successful completion of all 5 sections (no partial credit available).
Provider Name: Ventura County Behavioral Health. (Note: 2 day classes are 10 contact hours)
LMFT and LCSW CE contact hours: Course meets the qualifications for 15 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Must complete all 5 sections (no partial credit available).
Provider Name: Ventura County Behavioral Health. Provider number: PCE 4184. (Note: 2 day classes are 10 hours of continuing education credit)
Drug and Alcohol Counselor CE contact hours: Provider approved by CAADAC (Provider Number 2C-92-284-0410)
and CAADE (Provider number CP10 805 C 0510) for 15 CEH’s. Must complete all 5 sections (no partial credit available).
Provider Name: Ventura County Behavioral Health. (Note: 2 day classes are 10 CEH’s)