USABP and NARM Training Institute Present:
Therapeutic Engagement, Countertransference & the NARM Relational Model: How Relationships Can Resolve Patterns of Shame, Self-Hatred and Complex Trauma
Presented by: Brad Kammer, LPCC, LMFT & NARM
Three Webinar Discussion Highlights and take aways include:
1) Highlighting areas clinicians get stuck – focusing on areas traditionally referred to as “countertransference”, including unmanaged empathy, compulsive care-taking and fixing, and experiences of helplessness, inadequacy, blame and self-criticism.
2) How to model and support clients in shifting from relating to themselves through guilt, shame and self-hatred, to relating to themselves through curiosity, presence and self-acceptance.
3) A top-down, bottom-up integrated relational approach for resolving attachment, relational and developmental trauma patterns.
In this webinar, we will explore the use of the therapeutic relationship – and specifically, oneself as a therapist – to support our clients’ capacity for resolving the wounds from early attachment, relational and developmental trauma. Working effectively with complex trauma is predicated on the interpersonal process to set the conditions for shifting the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences - somatic dysregulation, emotional disorganization, interpersonal distress and personality distortions.
The NARM Relational Model presents a 6-step mindfulness-based process for supporting clinicians to develop greater self-awareness of their own relational patterns and how these impact their clinical work. Mirroring the early attachment role of the secure caregiver, we can then be more effective at being present, curious and attuned with our clients - working less hard - in support of a more organically unfolding change process.
About the presenter:
Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. Brad is trained as a Somatic Psychotherapist and has studied under and taught with his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for many years, and is deeply inspired by the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). Brad is a NARM Master Therapist, Consultant, and Faculty Trainer, teaching NARM and working with complex trauma internationally. Brad is also a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner, Consultant and Faculty Trainer, and has been involved in bringing SE to various communities around the world. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and wisdom from Spiritual Traditions and Traditional Cultures. Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he is a Somatic Psychotherapist, College Professor, Trauma Consultant, and Community Educator on Body-Mind approaches to Stress, Trauma & Self-Care.