NAMI Provider Schedule:    
*No Provider Seminars are currently scheduled. Please check back for the Fall 2020 class schedule.
 
NAMI Provider is a 4-hour staff development program for health care professionals working directly with people experiencing mental illness. It’s important to understand the unique challenges people and families experience when facing a mental health challenge: social isolation, complex family dynamics and the unpredictability of illness.
 
NAMI Provider:
A seminar for health care providers about the experience of mental illness
 
This program offers the tools health care professionals need to combine the medical and recovery models of care so you can better serve your clients. It’s designed to help enhance the relationships you have with the person in your care, and with their family. This 4-hour seminar is based on the NAMI Provider curriculum.

Each member of the teaching team has experienced mental illness firsthand as a family member or person with a mental health condition.The three-person teaching team is made up of a mental health professional, a family member, and a person living in recovery. They will help you understand the importance of establishing a partnership with your client and their family to aid them in the journey to wellness and recovery. 

The objectives of NAMI Provider are for participants to:
 
• Understand NAMI’s mission and the types of programs we offer
 
• Recognize the traumatic impact that mental illness has on the person and the family, even in times of wellness
 
• View lived experience as an important perspective that enhances the care health care professionals provide
 
• Learn about the collaborative model of care and how to incorporate it into their treatment services
 
• Learn the emotional stages of response to mental illness experienced by the individual and their family
 
• Identify why health care professionals may want to refer families and caregivers to NAMI programs
 
There is no charge for the class, however, registration is required.
 
Continuing Education Credits can be provided to the following professionals:
 
Nursing CE contact hours: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15325, for  up to15 contact hours. Credit provided upon successful completion of all 5 sections (no partial credit available). Provider Name: Ventura County Behavioral Health. (Note: Webinars are 4 CEU hours, 2 day classes are 10 contact hours)
 
LMFT and LCSW CE contact hours: Course meets the qualifications for up to 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: Webinars are 4 CEU hours, 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: Webinars are 4 CEU hours, 2 day classes are 10 CEU’s)
 
There are three ways to register for Provider Seminar:
 
Please Note: Space is limited for NAMI Ventura County webinars. If you cannot attend the class after registering, please contact the office to cancel or reschedule.
 
*NAMI Ventura County expects to offer the classroom-based Provider Education Program when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, NAMI encourages you to register for the Provider Seminar. Please consider taking the 10-hour Provider Education course when it becomes available.
 

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