Training the Trainer®

Depression - A Growing Epidemic

Major depression is the most common mood disorder worldwide. It is the number one reason people miss work or school. It knows no cultural, social or economic barriers and is largely misunderstood.


Dr. Nedley has researched the epidemic of depression sweeping society. He has discovered that one in three patients seeking medical help is plagued by depression. Through his ongoing study of the latest scientific research related to diseases of the mind, combined with years of clinical experience, Dr. Nedley committed himself to finding the root causes of depression rather than just anesthetizing the symptoms with medication. In the Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program, Dr. Nedley helps participants develop an insightful and in-depth comprehension of their body’s physical, mental and spiritual functions.


Training the Trainer is designed to educate people who want to plan and hold a successful Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program in their community. The program will train the Associate Directors and Facilitators to recognize the 10 major causes of depression, as well as the 10 ways of distorted thinking that can lead to depression and other mental diseases.


Training the Trainer will help you to:

  • Have the confidence and know how to help those suffering with depression
  • Be able to coach others how to understand and manage their emotions
  • Learn the secret on how to make permanent lifestyle changes
  • Be capable of teaching depressed people simple coping skills
  • Guide others in recognizing destructive or distorted thoughts
  • Lead others in how to recover and grow after suffering loss
  • Be able to implement a Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program in your community, church or school


An Associate Director is responsible for planning the overall program, leading Facilitators and program volunteers, and efficiently organizing and executing a Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program using the resources and guidelines provided. The Associate Director will provide a program that will help many in their church and community to overcome depression.


A Facilitator leads the small group discussions, motivating the depressed individual to establish and maintain a strong physical exercise program, eliminate negative habits of body and mind, develop healthy eating patterns, and get more out of the day by enhancing brain function. They will also assist the Associate Director with anything he or she may need.


About the Trainers


Neil Nedley, M.D. is a full-time practicing internal medicine physician with emphasis in preventive medicine, mental health, and the difficult to diagnose patient. He is the author of the Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program, the widely acclaimed and successful DVD series. He is an experienced national and international speaker. Dr. Nedley and his wife Erica have four sons Joel, Allen, Nathan, and Justin.


Cami Martin, MPH, is the assistant director for the residential Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program and the assistant manager for Nedley Health Solutions (NHS) and Nedley Clinic. She is enthusiastic about working with the community-based program and training others to run the program. Cami works closely with all NHS programs to continually enhance and expand each program.


Katie Snyder and Kerry Gosset are the pioneers of the Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program in New Zealand. This dynamic duo have run multiple highly successful community programs and provided international training.


F.A.Q. - Frequently asked Questions for the Community-based Program 


General questions about the program 


What is the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program? 

The NDARP is a mental health education program. For more information about the Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery program, you can view all 4 parts of the introductory session here: 


How long is the 8-week community NDARP program? 

Although it is called the 8-week program, the entire planning process spans for a longer period. First, you will need to complete your training, then you will advertise extensively, and hold several free introductory sessions. There will be a two-week break in between your last intro session and Session One of the program to allow time to order your materials. Then you will have 8 weeks of sessions, one per week. Afterwards, we encourage you to have a graduation celebration and follow-up meetings. In total, allow for at least 3 months to complete this entire program. 


Do people have to be depressed or anxious to attend? 

No way! Although our target audience is those suffering from depression and anxiety, anyone can benefit from the principles in this program. Also, for information on our other community program geared more for the general public, visit 


What is the difference between an associate director and a facilitator? 

An associate director is responsible for planning the overall program, leading facilitators and program volunteers, and efficiently organizing and executing all the various details needed to put on a program from start to finish, using the resources and guidelines provided. A facilitator has the important job of leading the small group discussions and having more direct contact with the participants at each session. Facilitators will also assist the associate director with anything he or she may need. 


You will need one certified associate director per program, and one certified facilitator per 15 people. We recommend two facilitators per 15, because two smaller discussion groups are better than one large group, but 1 facilitator per 15 people is the minimum requirement. So if you have 19 people register for your program, you will need to make sure that you have at LEAST 2 facilitators to lead out in the group discussions. The associate director cannot fill one of these roles in addition to directing. If there is more than one trained associate director in your program, one of you can act as facilitator, but you can't fulfill both roles at once. 


Can I run a small program by myself? 

Yes, but ONLY if your program has 5 or less participants. In that case, you are not required to have a facilitator, although we still recommend having one so you don’t have to do all the work yourself. This works well if you are running a “home version” of the program in a very small, more casual setting. You can also meet with individuals one-on-one to go through the program together. 


Questions regarding training 


How do I register for the online training? 

You can purchase our newly revised and re-filmed online training below or by calling 580-226-8007.  


I have purchased the training. How do I access the online training portal? 

After purchasing a course, your registration must be manually completed by the Nedley Health Solutions team. You will then receive an email from our office with a link and login details to begin your training. 


What’s the difference between the live training and the online training? 

The material we cover, amount of time, and price are all similar. The main benefit of the live training is that you can interact with the presenters and ask questions regarding your specific community and demographic. You can also network with others that are being trained and gain valuable lessons from hands-on activities, discussions, and assignments. We offer a live training every year immediately preceding our annual Emotional Intelligence Summit. The EQ Summit is an incredible event with lots of resources, so if you choose this option, you can stay after the training and attend the summit for an additional fee. See for more information.  


What materials will I receive? 

Whether you choose the online training or live training, you will be receiving a rich education with valuable instruction, outlines, resources, illustrations, and as a bonus, you will receive a packet including the program materials. These materials include: the NDARP workbook, Depression the Way Out, SOS: Help for Emotions, Telling Yourself the Truth, Psalms and Proverbs, Ministry of Healing, a classical music CD, and access to one Depression and Anxiety Assessment (DAAT) test. Associate directors will also receive the program DVDs and access to the online advertising resources, director's manual, and more. Facilitators do not receive the DVD set. 


When do I receive my materials? 

We will mail your materials and certificate to you after you have successfully completed your training. 


What if I already have some of the materials? 

You may call our office at 580-226-8007 and explain what materials you already own. You may be eligible for a discount. 


Do you have trainers that could conduct a live training in my area?  

Yes, we may be able to offer onsite training for groups of 30 or more people. Please email for more information. 


Can I share the training with my spouse or friend? 

No. You are signing up for an individual course that is for your use only. No part of the online modules can be shared. If your spouse or friend would like to be trained, they will be expected to purchase their own training and enroll in their own individual course. 


What if I’ve been trained before? Do I have to be trained again? 

The license agreement that you signed at your previous training outlines the recertification parameters. It states that "Associate Directors and Facilitators must go through periodic recertification.  For Directors and Facilitators who are actively hosting 8-Week Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programs (i.e., at least two times per year), recertification must take place every three years.  For Directors and Facilitators who are not actively hosting 8-Week Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programs, recertification must take place every two years. " 


How much is the recertification fee? 

To recertify, it is a minimum of $35. If you were previously certified on the old DARP program, you will need to upgrade to new NDARP program materials and take the new DAAT test. Additional fees apply. Call our office for details at 580-226-8007. 


How long is the training? 

The self-paced online modules take approximately 16 hours to complete, and the entire training must be completed within 30 days. If you cannot finish the training within 30 days, you may contact our office to purchase a 2-week extension for a fee of $10. 


How many times can I take a quiz? 

You may attempt each quiz 3 times. You will be able to see if you got a question right or wrong as you go through the quiz. If you have any difficulties, contact 


Can I train other people to be certified associate directors and facilitators? 

No, you cannot. This training does NOT certify you to train others. You are only certified to run an NDARP program in your community. If a member of your team is not certified, they must attend a certified live or online training by Nedley Health Solutions before your program begins. 


Can I receive CEU credits for this course? 

Yes! 1.6 CEU credits (16 credit hours) are available for an additional fee of $50.00. Contact 580-226-8007 to purchase. 


Questions on running your program 


I have my dates set for my program. How do I order materials for my participants? 

You may call 580-226-8007 to order your materials. (If you order 5 or more participant kits at a time, you will receive the 20% associate director discount on most items.) Also, don’t forget to let us know your program dates, times, and location, so we can add it to our online map. Please submit your program details at If any problems arise, email 


How do I access the advertising materials? 

After you have completed your training, you will be granted access to login at:  There you will find a myriad of helpful resources, including your detailed associate director and facilitator manual, customizable advertisements (posters, flyers, postcards, and more), forms to print for your program, and more! We update the materials often, so keep checking back for new items. (If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it on the login page at If you are still unable to sign in, please contact us at 580-226-8007.) 


Can I make my own advertising materials? 

Sure! You don’t have to be limited to those we provide. Feel free to be creative in your advertising. We’d love to see what is working in your area, so please share your designs with us at 


I thought Dr. Nedley makes medication changes and does blood work on participants. Will I do this in my community program? 

We are glad you asked. There is a large difference between the 10-day residential program and the 8-week community program. (To compare, see The 10-day program is an in-patient therapeutic program with medical treatment and supervision. The 8-week community program (which you will be running) is ONLY a mental health education program. You will not be overseeing any of their medical care or making medication changes. Participants must visit their primary care physician for any changes in their medications or care. 



Still have questions?  

For questions regarding your order, invoice, or program materials, call our Oklahoma office at 580-226-8007. 

For questions regarding content of the online training, technical difficulties during online training, planning your program, organizing your team, or general inquiries, please contact 


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