THE NARM™ TRAINING is an advanced clinical training for the healing of complex trauma. Enrollment is open to psychotherapists, counselors, social workers & other mental health professionals who work with trauma.
Those requirements include:
Completion of all course requirements, including attending every day of each module (up to 1 module may be satisfied through video)
A minimum of ten (10) Experiential Consultation hours. $125/consultation with training assistants; cost may be higher with faculty
A minimum of ten (10) Case Consultation hours, at least four (4) of which must be with NARM faculty; $125/individual consultation and $75/group consultation with training assistants; cost may be higher with faculty
Case consultations can be completed individually or in group format – there will be 1 group Case Consultation for each training module (other than Module 1).
Please Note: two (2) hours of group Case Consultation are equivalent to one (1) hour of personal Case Consultation.
Consultation requirements must be completed no later than one year after the completion of course work.
An evaluation of your NARM Practitioner Skills may be requested before completion of your program.
EVENT PRICE & PLANS
THE NARM™ PRACTITIONER TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM:
A PRACTITIONER TRAINING FOR HEALING DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM™) is an advanced clinical training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with developmental trauma. NARM addresses relational and attachment trauma by working with early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Integrating a psychodynamic and body centered approach, NARM offers a comprehensive theoretical and clinical model for working with developmental trauma.
NARM draws on psychodynamic models such as attachment and object relations theory, somatic models and character structure approaches, in addressing the link between psychological issues and the body. Working relationally in the present moment, and within a context of interpersonal neurobiology, NARM offers a new approach of working relationally that is a resource-oriented, non-regressive, non-cathartic, and ultimately non-pathologizing model. Grounded in mindfulness and contemplative spiritual practices, NARM supports a non-western orientation to the nature of personality. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma and supporting personal and relational growth.
The NARM Practitioner Training consists of 120 contact hours and is offered in four 4.5 day live modules (format may vary depending on training location). The live modules will be held for a total of 18 days over the period of the training. The training modules are typically spaced 3-4 months apart to allow time for continued study, practice, peer meetings, and training webinars in support of greater integration of the NARM clinical approach.
Supplementary learning opportunities include: study and practice groups, individual and group consultation, individual NARM sessions, access to library of demonstration videos, and other learning intensives.
All modules include a combination of 2 complementary instruction approaches:
The NARM Training Institute reserves the right to approve or deny any application, and/or accept or reject the participation of any person in its sole discretion and in accordance with its policies and the law.
Applications are used in two ways: to ensure that all participants have appropriate background to participate in the training, and to help familiarize us with the participant group.
NARM Practitioner Training is not a licensure or certification training. You are responsible for working under your professional license and within your scope of practice.
The NARM Training Institute is not responsible for non-refundable air, hotel and other travel expenses incurred related to registration for trainings and introductory workshops. It may be necessary due to enrollment and other considerations to change or cancel the date of a training. If so, only registration fees will be reimbursed. Please make your travel arrangements with this in mind.
Laurence Heller’s NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is among the very best trainings I have encountered. NARM is both an integrative and comprehensive approach... the material is presented in a way that is digestible and immediately applicable in clinical practice.I found it particularly useful that NARM is presented as a set of principles, rather than a set of protocols to be memorized. This empowers students to trust their own creativity and clinical intuition while significantly expanding their conceptual framework and skills. Perhaps most valuable (and moving) to me is the deep respect NARM has for clients’ own capacity to heal, which is inherent in the model. This training has contributed enormously to my personal and professional development.
Attending the NARM training was one of the best personal and professional decisions I have ever made. In my opinion NARM provides the missing piece for the trauma practitioner’s toolbox, enabling us to skillfully support people in navigating the complexities of developmental trauma by marrying the cognitive and the somatic and thereby acknowledging each client as a whole, fully empowered adult. I find myself enjoying my work in private practice more than ever as I witness my clients come alive while they deconstruct lifelong patterns which recede into the past as they experience a new level of presence and agency in the here and now.
The NARM Training Institute is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.
You are responsible for working under your professional license and within your scope of practice.