LOS ANGELES 2020-2021

NARM Master Class

The NeuroAffective Relational Model™  

for Healing Developmental Trauma

    The Primitive Edge of Experience with Dr. Laurence Heller

    In this class we will examine the basis of identity, focusing on the distortions of the early identifications and object relations that develop in response to misattunement, trauma and neglect - as well as the somatic correlates related to those distortions. These deep distortions lead us into the theme of personality disorders, particularly borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. A different set of tools and techniques and a new model of object relations will be presented for working with personality disorders. 

    We will expand our approach through NARM-based interventions working with identity from a place deeper than identity, deepening our understanding of the advantages of both bottom-up and top-down inquiry for working with the most early and profound trauma. ​

    We will continue to cultivate our clinical skills for working with the challenges of early trauma by going deeper into non-Western approaches to cultivate a quiet place within ourselves. From this vantage point, working with shame and pride based identifications is much less challenging as the distortions themselves become evident and more accessible to change.

    "As we gradually free ourselves from what we have taken to be our identity, we can learn to be more fully present with ourselves and others in our lives."  - Dr. Laurence Heller

    Dr. Laurence Heller 

    Subjectivity and Inquiry

    "It's the persistence of survival styles, that distorts present experience, that creates the symptoms and the difficulties we experience. 

    It's not what happened in the past."

    - Dr. Laurence Heller

    Los Angeles 2021 NARM Master Class

    Training Details


    Training Dates:

    In person modules will take place from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST each day.


    Online module times listed below:


    Module 1 ONLINE ONLY: August 28 - 30, 2020

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time each day


    Module 2: January 29 - February 1, 2021


    Module 3: June 25 - 28, 2021


    Training Location: Los Angeles


    Hotel MdR - A Doubletree Hilton

    13480 Maxella Avenue

    Marina Del Rey, CA 90292



    All four modules of the NARM Practitioner Training must be completed by the start of the Masters class (August 2020) in order to begin the NARM Master Class.

    Los Angeles 2021 NARM Master Class

    Training Pricing


    $1,185 per Module


    the standard rate for module 1 applies after

    July 30th, 2020


    $1,110 per Module


    the early bird deadline for module 1 is extended through 

    July 30, 2020

    NARM Faculty

    NARM Master Class Training Team


    Dr. Laurence Heller

    Lead Trainer and Founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)

    Dr. Laurence Heller is the creator of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Senior Faculty member, International Trainer, and co-author of "Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship" and "Crash Course: A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery" 

    Do You Need CEUs?

    • 30 CEUs per Module

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


    NARM Master Therapist or Practitioner Certificate


    To become a NARM Master Therapist or Practitioner, you must attend at least two modules of the training in person. One module may be taken via video* (see below), with an additional requirement of one consultation with NARM Faculty regarding the module material.  All individual and group consultation are at an additional cost.


    Case Consultation Requirement: 8 Consultation Hours are Required

    • 3 consultation hours must be done with Dr. Heller
    • 2 consultation hours must be devoted to reviewing and debriefing the video of your client session presentation (see below).  
    • 3 consultation hours can be done with approved assistants at the Bay Area Master Class training and additional approved English speaking NARM faculty in Europe.

    Dr. Heller’s Required Group Consultations:

    Dr. Heller is providing group consultations during each master class module.  They will take place from 6:15-7:15 pm on Saturday and Sunday immediately after the training day.  All of these group consultations will be recorded.  Each group case consultation hour provides one half-hour of consultation credit.  Two consultation hours must be done in-person with Dr. Heller.  One group consultation hour can be done online, if necessary, to fulfill your requirements.

    One Client Session Presentation:

    To graduate and be approved as a NARM Master Therapist or Practitioner, students will be required to present a full client session outside of class, either as a live client session in front of one of our NARM Faculty, or a video recorded session reviewed by one of our NARM Faculty. Video recordings are preferred but audio recordings will be accepted. This client session presentation will be 100 minutes - 50 minutes to watch the recorded session and 50 minutes to debrief it. This review is a double session and will be charged accordingly.

    Important Terms & Conditions

    The NARM Training Institute reserves the right to approve or deny any application, and/or accept or reject the participation of any person in its sole discretion and in accordance with its policies and the law.

    Applications are used in two ways: to ensure that all participants have appropriate background to participate in the training, and to help familiarize us with the participant group.


    NARM Practitioner Training is not a licensure or certification training.  You are responsible for working under your professional license and within your scope of practice.  


    The NARM Training Institute is not responsible for non-refundable air, hotel and other travel expenses incurred related to registration for trainings and introductory workshops. It may be necessary due to enrollment and other considerations to change or cancel the date of a training. If so, only registration fees will be reimbursed. Please make your travel arrangements with this in mind.


    Disclaimer: The NARM Training Institute is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not

    sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.

    You are responsible for working under your professional license and within your scope of practice.


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