NAMI Signature Program Training Opportunities

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.


Family Support Group Facilitator Training
Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by May 19, 2017

See application here: PDF and DOC

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


NAMI Connection Training
Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11, 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 June 2, 2017

See application here: PDF and DOC

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


Family to Family Teacher Training
Friday – Sunday July 14-16, 2017
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by July 7, 2017

 See application here:PDF and 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.


Peer to Peer Mentor Training
Friday – Sunday August 4-6, 2017, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by July 28, 2017

See application here: PDF and DOC

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


Family Support Group Facilitator Training
Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Austin State Hospital Campus
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by July 21, 2017

See application here: PDF and DOC

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


NAMI Basics Training
Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00p.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 October 6, 2017

See application here: PDF and DOC

For more information about Basics 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
Saturday – Sunday, November 4-5, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. both days
Austin State Hospital Campus, Nifty Fifty Diner/Canteen
4110 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX
You must APPLY for this training by October 26, 2017

See application here: PDF and 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.