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  • 15 Jan 2020
  • 20 Jan 2020
  • Austin, TX


Wednesday, January 15 - Sunday, January 19, 2020

Still Waters Retreat Center  – Austin, Texas

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM): A Practitioner Training for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma

THE NARM™ Practitioner Trainingis an advanced clinical training for the treatment of complex trauma.  Enrollment is open to psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who work with trauma.  Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.  This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model - as outlined in Dr. Laurence Heller’s book Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship - emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy, as well as mindfulness-based approaches.  NARM bridges traditional psychotherapy (“top-down”) with somatic approaches (“bottom-up”) within a context of relational practice

NARM is positioned to become an invaluable treatment option for C-PTSD (Complex PTSD), and a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care movement as we gain greater understanding of the long-term effects on the body and mind of adverse childhood experience (ACEs). 

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NARM Practitioner Training Course Objectives:

     A comprehensive theory and skills for addressing the long-term effects of unresolved childhood trauma (ACEs).

     How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions.

     The clinical skills needed to work with attachment, relational and developmental trauma.

     Differentiating the skills necessary for addressing shock trauma versus complex trauma.

     Working with shame, guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, self-hatred, and other psycho-biological symptoms.

     How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.

     When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of complex trauma.

     How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.

     A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.

     A powerful relational model that strengthens clinical effectiveness by highlighting the interpersonal nature of the therapeutic process.

Click here for the complete NARM Practitioner Training Program curriculum

Austin 2020 Training Schedule:

     Module 1: January 15-19, 2020

     Module 2: April 1-5, 2020

     Module 3: July 15-19, 2020

     Module 4: October 7-11, 2020

This training will consist of four 4.5-day modules.  Training days run from Wednesday evening thru Sunday.  The training times generally run from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Thurs-Sun) with 2 hrs for lunch and two breaks during the day; Wednesday evening will be 6 – 9:30 pm (times may be subject to change). CEUs: 30 per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors.  Additional cost for CEUs.

Click here to Learn more or Register for the 2020 Austin NARM Practitioner Training

If you have questions about the NARM Practitioner Training, please feel free to contact us at

1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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