NAMI Iowa Provider Training

Eldora, IA US
October 24, 2023

This is a private course, and registrations are not being accepted.


NAMI Provider is a staff development program for professionals who work directly with people experiencing mental illness. The program emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique challenges faced by people with mental health conditions, such as social isolation, complex family dynamics, and the unpredictability of illness. The program offers the tools professionals need to combine models of care to serve their clients and families of clients best. It's designed to help enhance professionals' relationships with the person in their care and their family. 

The mission of NAMI Provider is to increase the understanding of the challenges people with mental health conditions face by educating professionals in building relationships with clients and their families to provide comprehensive care. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the traumatic impact of mental illness 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.
  • Discuss the collaborative model of care and how to incorporate it into their treatment services.
  • List the emotional stages of response to mental illness experienced by the individual and their family.
  • Identify why healthcare professionals may want to refer families and caregivers to NAMI programs.

Educational Need

NAMI Provider addresses a professional practice gap in developing better ways to deliver care to patients with mental health conditions. Evidence-based practice supports involving patients and their families in the decision-making process for treatment plans. As identified by the Iowa Health and Human Services Department, practitioners within Iowa's mental and behavioral health facilities require additional education on the best tools and skills for working alongside patients. NAMI Provider will provide educational tools on engaging patients to be active in their treatment planning to allow for better care delivery. 

An additional professional gap identified by the Iowa Health and Human Services Department with state facilities is understanding the challenges patients with mental health conditions and their families endure. NAMI Provider addresses this gap by presenting unique stories from those who have endured challenges from mental health conditions. Having an additional understanding of mental health conditions assists with empathy building, allowing for compassionate relationships with patients to be formed for the best care. 


Kate Carico

Jason Haglund, MA, CADC
Owner/Founding Member, Rural Policy Partners

Renee Schulte, LMHC
Owner/Founding Member, Rural Policy Partners


8:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

8:30 amProtective Agreements
8:45 amKey Components of NAMI’s Approach
  • No-fault approach
  • Bio-psycho-social dimensions of mental illness
  • Mental health conditions as trauma experiences
  • Collaborative care model
9:15 am

Impact of Mental Illness: Predictable States of Emotional Reactions

  • Family stages
  • Individual stages
9:45 amBreak
10:00 am

Secondary Prevention/Intervention

  • Misinterpretations of national reactions to trauma
  • Secondary traumas for families
  • Secondary traumas for individuals
10:30 amEmpathy
11:00 amCase Study Using the Collaborative Care Model
11:45 amQuestions and Answers Session
12:00 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.25 AOA Category 2­A
  • 3.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.25 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/24/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/24/2023 - 12:00pm CDT
State Training School
3211 Edgington Avenue
A. E. Shepherd Building
Eldora, IA 50627
United States

Accreditation Statements

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and NAMI Iowa. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 3.25 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Kate Carico - Activity Coordinator and Instructor
  • Laura Holms - Planning Committee Member
  • Rochelle Honey-Arcement, LMSW, MSW, MA - Instructor
  • Josh Hubbell - Instructor
  • Daryn Nelson-Soza - Activity Director
  • Renee Schulte, LMHC - Planning Committee Member 


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.25 AOA Category 2­A
  • 3.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.25 IBON


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This is a private course, and registrations are not being accepted.