NAMI Signature Program Training

NAMI Austin is committed to providing no-cost programming as it strives to serve more families and individuals affected by mental illness. As the awareness of our free programs grows, so does the need for additional trained teachers, facilitators and presenters. NAMI Signature training is based on a national model which is structured, organized and led by state-level trainers.

All materials, meals and beverages are free. Applicants are required to submit an application and participate in a phone interview with a state trainer to confirm applicant meets required criteria to teach.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a Volunteer Orientation Session prior to applying to learn about the programs below and other opportunities outside of presenting, teaching, and facilitating.

PROGRAM TRAINING DATES & INFORMATION

Training opportunities year-round.
In-person interview takes place at
Austin State Hospital
4110 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
Submit an application at any time. See application here: PDF and DOC
For more information about the Ending the Silence training, contact Jessica Miller, Program Coordinator, at jessica[dot]miller[at]namiaustin[dot]org or 512-420-9810 x 1003.

NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies Training (click here for flier)
Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by October 6, 2017. See application here: PDF or DOC

For more information about Parents and Teachers as Allies training, contact Jessica Miller, Program Director at jessica[dot]miller@namiaustin [dot] org or  512-420-9810 ext. 1003.


NAMI In Our Own Voice Training
Sunday, November 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by October 22, 2017.
Apply early – independent work on your personal story is a prerequisite to the training. 
See application here: PDF or DOC

For more information about the In Our Own Voice training, contact Kathy Bentz, Program Coordinator, at kathy[dot]bentz[at]namiaustin[dot]org or 512-420-9810 x1005.


 NAMI Basics Training (click here for flier)
Saturday – Sunday, December 2-3, 2017
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by November 24, 2017. See application here: PDF or DOC

For more information about the NAMI Basics training, contact contact Jessica Miller, Program Director at jessica[dot]miller@namiaustin [dot] org or  512-420-9810 ext. 1003.


NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training &

Saturday – Sunday January 27-28, 2018
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must follow the steps below to qualify for this training:

  1. Attend three Family Support Group meetings to experience the model as a participant. (link to Family Support Group schedule)
  2. Contact the Program Coordinator Kathy.Bentz@namiaustin.org to set up a mentoring relationship
  3. Co-lead two support groups under the guidance of a trained facilitator assigned to you.
  4. Submit an application to attend the two day training in January.

NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training

Saturday – Sunday January 27-28, 2018
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must follow the steps below to qualify for this training:

  1. Attend three NAMI Connection meetings to experience the model as a participant. (link to Connection Support Group schedule)
  2. Contact the Program Coordinator Kathy.Bentz@namiaustin.org to set up a mentoring relationship
  3. Co-lead two support groups under the guidance of a trained facilitator assigned to you.
  4. Submit an application to attend the two day training in January.

Family to Family Teacher Training (click here for flier)
Friday – Sunday February 9-11, 2018
9-6 on Friday and Saturday, 9-1 on Sunday
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by February 2, 2018. See application here: PDF or DOC

For more information about the Family to Family training, contact Kathy Bentz, Program Coordinator, at kathy[dot]bentz[at]namiaustin[dot]org or 512-420-9810 x1005.