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

NAMI San Diego and Imperial County presents the Career Pathways 2.0 Peer and Family Support Specialist Training – an online behavioral health training program with career planning assistance. This program is funded by the Office of Statewide Health PLanning and Development (OSHPD).

Would you like to use your personal “lived experience” with yourself or a family member living with mental health or substance use condition to help others? Would you like to use that lived experience to work/volunteer as a Peer of Family Member in the Behavioral Health Field? 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? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this training may be a good fit for you!

The Career Pathways 2.0 training topics include:

• The Role of Peers & Family Members
• Person First Language
• Concepts of Hope, Wellness, & Recovery
• Cultural Competency & Humility
• Trauma Informed Care
• Self-Awareness & Self-Care
• Mental Health & Co-occurring Conditions
• Rehabilitation & Recovery
• Written Communication, Documentation Standards, & Confidentiality
• Professional Boundaries: Ethics & HIPAA
• Group Facilitation Skills
• Conflict Resolution & Communication
• Safety, Crisis Planning, & Suicide Prevention
• Advocacy & Equity
• Resource Navigation & Referral
• Problem Solving
• Preparation for Employment Opportunities

Training Cohort Details

• 16 classes – live attendance required
• Cost: FREE
• Location: Online (through Zoom)
• Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays*
• Time: 5:30-8:30 pm (including breaks)*
• Curriculum supports activities toward SB803 State Certification. Be advised, this training is not
the same as State Certification.
• 6 months of follow-up support and career placement assistance
*Days/times subject to change


You must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for the training:
• Live with a mental health and/or substance use condition, or have a loved one living with either
of these conditions
• 18 years or older
• Reside in San Diego or Imperial County
• Have an Internet connected devise (laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone) with which you can
see, hear, and speak

Training Start Dates

Cohort B – January 6, 2022 (Thursday)
Cohort C – March 10, 2022 (Thursday)**
Cohort D – May 10, 2022 (Tuesday)**
Space in each cohort is limited!
**Dates subject to change.

Interest Form

Please click the following “Interest Form” button to complete and submit a form in order to be added to
the training interest list. Completing the Interest Form is NOT equal to registration. After your form is
received and reviewed, further registration information will be provided so please be on the lookout for
an email or call from the Career Pathways team.

Interest Form

Interest Form

For further questions, please contact