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NARM Therapist Training - Coming to Austin, TX in May 2022!

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NARM Therapist Training - Coming to Austin, TX in May 2022!

NARM Therapist Training – Austin 2022

The NARM Therapist Training  is returning to Austin, Texas and begins in May 2022! This training will be held live in person. We are currently accepting applications and encourage you to apply today if you’re interested in becoming trained in the NeuroAffective Relational Model. Alternatively, we are also starting a NARM Therapist Training that will take place online in June if you'd rather take this training remotely.

Read more about the NARM Therapist Training here.

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

The NARM® Therapist Training is an advanced clinical training for the treatment of complex trauma.  Enrollment is open to licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and other licensed mental health professionals who work with complex trauma. Graduate trainees and interns working toward licensure are welcome to apply. This clinical training is not appropriate for those solely seeking a personal growth experience.

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 Therapist 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.

Austin 2022 Training Schedule:

Module 1: Wednesday – Sunday, May 11 – 15, 2022
Module 1 Online Training Day: Friday, July 15, 2022
Module 2: Wednesday – Sunday, July 27 – 31, 2022
Module 2 Online Training Day: Friday, September 16, 2022
Module 3 Online Training Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
Module 3: Wednesday – Sunday, October 5 – 9, 2022
Module 4 Online Training Day: Friday, November 11, 2022
Module 4: Wednesday – Sunday, November 30 – December 4, 2022

Please see the training webpage for times.

CEs: 30 per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors. For Accreditation Information & Language please go to

Click here to Learn more and Apply for the Austin 2022 NARM Therapist Training

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

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