NAMI San Diego Presents the Career Pathways in Behavioral Health Training Program

Would you like to use your personal “lived experience” with yourself or a family member living with mental illness to help others? Are you working as a Peer/Family Specialist or Family Youth Partner and want to enhance your knowledge and learn special skills for your position? Would you like to use that lived experience in the Behavioral Health Field?

NAMI San Diego is excited to offer a Free Live Webinar Training Course and Career Planning Assistance.

The Career Pathways Peer/Family Support Specialist training topics include:

Working with Peers and Family Members: Trainees will learn effective use of their “lived experience” and Stages of Recovery.

Effective Verbal Communication Skills: Trainees will learn Empathetic Listening, Barriers to Communication, and Communication Styles.

Effective Written Communication Skills: Trainees will learn the types of written documentation in a Behavioral Health Setting.

Problem-Solving Techniques- Trainees will learn Problem Solving Processes to specifically assist in Peer and Family work.

Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue: Trainees will learn to identify the Stages and Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, as well as Characteristics of Helpers and levels of functioning.

Transference, Counter-Transference and Triggers: Trainees learn what Triggers, Transference, and Counter Transference are.

Ethics, HIPAA and Professional Boundaries: Learn Confidentiality Laws, Mandated Reporting, and Establishing Professional Boundaries in Peer and Family Work.

Accessing Resources and Career Planing: Learn how to Identify and access appropriate services, supports, and natural supports. Learn to navigate through the Human Services system as Peer and Family Specialist and how best help Peer and Family Members navigate.

Training Cohort Dates and Times

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Program funded by (OSHPD) Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development