NAMI Mental Health Train the Trainer Workshop

Des Moines, IA US
October 18, 2019 to October 19, 2019

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


This is a staff development program for health care professionals who work 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. 

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.


  • 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.


October 18, 2019
8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
9 amWelcome and Discussion About Teaching Providers
9:30 amThinking About Us Teaching Providers: Misgivings 101
10 amUnderstanding Provider Culture: Out Training Principles
10:45 amBreak
11 amClass One: Key Principles, Covenants of Protection, Trauma Stories
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmClass Two: Clinical Bases
  • Principles of Secondary Intervention
  • Normative Stages of Coming Through Trauma
3:30 pmBreak
4 pmClass Three: Responding Effectively to Individuals and Families in Stage II
  • Secondary Traumas
  • Symptoms as Stressors
  • Voices Exercise
6 pmDinner
7 pmTelling Our 5-Minute Story
8:30 pmAdjourn
October 19, 2019
8 amBreakfast
8:30 amClass 4: Inside Mental Illness - The Whole Family Experience
10 amBreak
10:30 amClass 5: Working Toward Recovery
  • Confidentiality Guidelines
  • Case Study
  • Helping Families and Individuals in Stage III
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmConclusion and Group Processing
3 pmAdjourn
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 13.75 AOA Category 2­A
    • 13.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 13.75 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    10/18/2019 - 9:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    10/19/2019 - 3:00pm CDT
    Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus
    1050 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    United States
    +1 (515) 283-0151

    Teri Brister, PhD, LPC
    Director, Information & Support, Information, Support and Education, NAMI

    Dr. Brister ensures that all content created and disseminated by NAMI attains the highest possible standards of accuracy, relevance, value and academic rigor. She is the author of NAMI Basics and co-author of NAMI Homefront.

    Prior to joining NAMI in 2005, Teri worked for 20 years in the community mental health system in Mississippi. She held both clinical and administrative roles, including assistant executive director in two different centers. Teri received her PhD in public policy and administration from Jackson State University, and her BS and M.S. degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a licensed professional counselor in Mississippi.

    Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Brister and the planning committee indicated they have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose.

    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 the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Iowa. Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the 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 program for a maximum of 13.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Nurses: Des Moines University continuing education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 13.75 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other health providers: This live activity is designated for 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

    Educational Grants

    No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


    Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also 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). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and 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

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


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