Log in

Renewal, member update and event registration instructions: to renew your membership or register for events you must log in first. To edit your profile or renew click the blue person icon below. Select Profile.

Log in

NARM & Cultural Misattunement

  • 27 Mar 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online

NARM® & Cultural Misattunement
Addressing the Impact of Cultural Trauma from Systemic Oppression


This workshop will use NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM®) to present an introduction into a clinical orientation for addressing the historic and systemic oppression in American culture of minority groups, specifically focused on people of color and the LGBTQ community.

Presented by: Claude Cayemitte, MSW, CCTP, NARM Therapist

And also Presented by : Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, Senior NARM Faculty

Date and Time: March 27, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM PST.


We invite you to join us for the next NARM Online Workshop. Cultural trauma, a significant yet under-recognized aspect of Complex Trauma, can contribute to misattunement in therapeutic relationships due to lack of diversity in the mental health field, the legacy of systemic oppression in American institutions, implicit bias and other countertransference reactions within clinicians.

The workshop will explore the impact of cultural trauma in order to increase cultural competency in working with people of color and the LGBTQ community, as well as other minority communities. The intention of this workshop is to present specific dilemmas minorities face and how clinicians can be better prepared to support these clients to incorporate agency and begin resolving the impact of systemic trauma in their individual experience. We will use the basic principles of NARM to begin an important discussion facing all clinicians in the current American culture in how to most optimally create the therapeutic conditions for addressing the complexities of historical and cultural trauma.

Some areas we will review in this workshop:

Overview of cultural trauma, the historic and systemic oppression in American culture of minority groups, specifically focusing in this workshop on people of color and the LGBTQ community.

Systemic oppression, objectification and environmental failures and their role in contributing to Complex Trauma.

Identifying the specific survival strategies relied upon in these populations of clients.

Highlighting clinician countertransference and implicit bias, and its impact on clinical attunement and effective treatment.

Introducing the process of how to be an effective ally in the therapeutic relationship in addressing issues related to historical and cultural trauma.

Understanding aspects of the therapeutic relationship – including consent, agency and allyship - to advance therapeutic and social change.​

Please note, your purchase includes one-year of replay video access, downloadable audio, slides and workshop transcript.

Presenter Bio: Claude Cayemitte, MSW, CCTP, NARM Therapist, is a clinical social worker who has experience working with trauma in substance abuse treatment and low income communities. Claude is an award-winning psychotherapist, receiving the Minority Fellowship Award from the Council of Social Work Education for his work with at-risk teens. Claude is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Claude is currently a NARM certified therapist currently working at a residential treatment center for teenage boys and families. Claude believes in the healing power of conversation, allowing him the privilege to help people overcome obstacles to being happy, healthy and connected.

Add'l 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: Online on the Zoom platform

COST: $65

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: To attend this online workshop, please register using the link provided! A confirmation email will be sent to you, and you'll receive the link to join us one week before, two days before, and the day of the workshop.


CEU INFORMATION: 1.5 CEUs are available at an additional cost for those who attend the live workshop.

1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


Marketing Powered by Brand Awakening

© 2003- 2018 United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

All rights reserved.® is a registered trademark of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy®

No part of this Web site may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. 

USABP is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to developing and advancing the art, science, and practice of Body Psychotherapy.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software