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NARM® Practitioner Training - SF Bay Area

  • 30 Sep 2020
  • San Francisco Bay Area

NARM® Practitioner Training - SF Bay Area

SHORT SUMMARY: The NARM® Practitioner 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.

Presented by: Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT


Module Day and Times: For each module listed below, the training occurs: Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:30 pm, Thursday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Module 1 Start Date: Sep 30, 2020
Module 1 End Date: Oct 4, 2020

Module 2 Start Date: Dec 09, 2020
Module 2 End Date: Dec 13, 2020

Module 3 Start Date: Mar 17, 2021
Module 3 End Date: Mar 21, 2021

Module 4 Start Date: Jun 9, 2020
Module 4 End Date: Jun 13, 2020


The NARM Therapist Training is an advanced clinical training designed to enhance the skills of professionals who work with developmental trauma. The training is intended for mental health practitioners with an active practice so the material presented in each module can be applied and developed. Graduate trainees and interns actively seeing clients are welcome to apply.

Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis, and may include a personal interview with a NARM faculty member.

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.

In the NARM Practitioner Training, you will learn:

The different skills needed to work with developmental versus shock trauma; when and why shock trauma interventions may be contraindicated in working with developmental trauma.

How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions, such as toxic shame and guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, and other psychobiological 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 developmental 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.

Presenter Bio: Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a NARM faculty trainer. Brad has studied under his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for nearly 20 years and is a NARM Practitioner and Consultant. Brad is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Consultant and Instructor. 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, and International Presenter on Shock and Developmental Trauma.

EVENT LOCATION: Best Western Corte Madera Inn 56 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera CA 94925

COST: We offer a variety of payment options, please explore on our website or email us at

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please visit our website to submit your application! If you have any additional questions, please explore our website or email us at


CEU INFORMATION: 30 CEUs per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors. Additional cost for CEUs.

Organization Name: NARM Training Institute


Phone Number: (707) 621-8945

1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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