We are looking for individuals to be trained as team members to teach our Provider Education Program.
The Training will be held in Salt Lake City on Friday August 26 (all day) and Saturday August 27 (half day).
The NAMI Provider Education Program is a 5 week course that presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and consumer 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 consumers face and appreciate the courage and persistence it takes to live with and recover from mental illness.
The Provider Course emphasizes the involvement of consumers and family members as faculty in provider-staff training.
The teaching team consists of five people:
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