Level 3 NARM Masters Training:
The Transformative Process of Intersubjectivity
with Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC
"When moving deeper into the intersubjective field, differences between biology, psychology and spirituality become blurred. The integration of body, mind and soul becomes the catalyst for a client’s awakening of their authentic sense of Self. On this level, the healing of complex trauma and personality patterns supports deepening connection between human beings. With NARM, we are learning what it means to support each other to become more fully human."
- Brad Kammer
In this advanced NARM Masters Training, we will move deeper into the theoretical and clinical foundations of the NeuroAffective Relational Model. Recognizing the humanity and heartfulness at the foundation of NARM, we will continue exploring the relational, embodied and depth-oriented skills that are essential to healing complex trauma and resolving disorganized personality patterns.
We will continue to deepen our NARM clinical skills - integrating both Western Psychological and Traditional Wisdom approaches - to address the challenging interplay of complex trauma and personality disorders (“Disorders of the Self”). Working with our clients’ shame-based identifications and survival strategies – in the form of disorganized personality patterns including narcissistic, borderline and schizoid personality dynamics – becomes less challenging as we are able to apply the NARM Relational Model and work with deep levels of intersubjectivity from a quieter place within ourselves. We will continue to deepen and refine NARM interventions that can be applied with clients dealing with extreme forms of complex trauma and personality disorders.
The NARM Masters Training greatly expands on the Level 2 NARM Therapist training and strengthens the capacity for NARM Therapists to work bottom-up and top-down – within a deeply interpersonal and transpersonal process – for transforming the most early, profound and complex trauma.
To participate in the Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training, you must have completed all four modules of the Level 2 NARM Therapist Training, and be a licensed mental health professional (Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors) or an active mental health graduate student/intern working toward licensure.
"We are excited to explore deeper together into the NARM approach for supporting reconnection to one’s lived experience so that our clients – and ourselves – can feel more fully alive and become more fully human."
- Brad Kammer & the NARM Masters Training Team
Training Dates, Times, & Location
The 2023 NARM Master Therapist Training is being offered both in person in the Bay Area, California and online through Zoom. Training participants will have the option to attend in-person or online each module. All Online Training Days will only be offered online.
Online Training Platform: Zoom
Zoom links will be sent before each module. Your attendance and active participation is required.
In-person Training Location: Bay Area California
The Corte Madera Inn
56 Madera Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
2023 NARM Master Training Schedule:
Training Weekend Timing:
Wednesday- Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Pacific Time (with a 1.5 hour lunch break each day)
Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm Pacific Time
Online Training Day Timing:
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific Time (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Please note this training is set for North America Pacific Time. We understand the time of this training may be inconvenient for some of our international community members in other parts of the world. Due to the experiential focus in learning and applying NARM, we require full, live participation in the NARM Masters Training. If the time difference will make your full, live participation difficult, we advise you not to sign up for this training. Please note that no special accommodations can be made. If you are able to commit to participating fully, we welcome your registration to this training regardless of your time zone.
The NARM Training Institute is currently only focused on training offerings in North American time zones. In the future, if we begin offering trainings that cater to other time zones, we will share that information on our website and to our newsletter subscribers. If you'd like to receive NARM Training Institute newsletters and updates, you can sign up here: www.narmtraining.com/newsletter
3 payments of
plus $250 Application Fee
Module 1: Objectification, Structuralization & Self-Organization
Module 2: Narcissism & Working with the NARM Personality Spectrum
Module 3: Intersubjectivity, Heartfulness & Spirituality
Senior NARM Faculty
Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC is a NARM Senior Faculty Trainer and Training Director of the NARM Training Institute. Co-Author of The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma, Brad has studied under and taught with NARM creator Dr. Laurence Heller for over 20 years. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He later worked in community mental health with youth and families. For over two decades now, Brad has been committed to supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad’s work focuses on the integration of Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Relational Models, and wisdom from Traditional Cultures and Spiritual Traditions. Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he works as a Psychotherapist, College Professor, and International Consultant and Trainer on Complex Trauma.
NARM Master Therapist Certificate Requirements
NOTE: The Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training is not a licensure or certification training. You will be issued a certificate upon completion of all requirements.
To become a NARM Master Therapist, you are required to attend all 3 modules of the training. At least two (2) of the three (3) training modules must be attended live. One (1) module, or the equivalent thereof, may be made-up via video with a required review consult.
Active Coaching Requirement: A minimum of eight (8) Active Coaching Credits
Case Consultation Requirement: A minimum of eight (8) Consultation Credits with approved Level 3 NARM Case Consult Providers; at least four (4) of which must be with NARM Faculty. Case consults can be completed in either a group or an individual (one-on-one) setting
Recommended Learning: Client Session Video Review Consult
You are encouraged to work with NARM Faculty on the application of NARM via a Client Session Video Review Consult. This involves recording one of your client sessions and presenting it for debrief. For more information on completing this consult, click here.
Two (2) consult credits will be earned if you decide to complete this recommended consult.
Before registering for this training, please be aware that your full attendance is a requirement during this training, unless we are informed of an absence ahead of time or in the event of an unforeseen emergency. Absence and/or lack of participation in this training will not only impact your own learning process, it will also impact the experience of other participants and the group learning process. So your attendance and participation is critical to the success of this training for everyone involved.
Prior to the start of the training, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of any planned absences you may need to take throughout Modules 1 - 3. This will include full days away, arriving late, leaving early, or missing any part of any session. If you have any questions about this attendance policy, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Do You Need CEs?
There will be 102 CEs available for this training. You can view the section below on Continuing Education Information for more information. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
We appreciate that so many mental health professionals work from a spirit of social justice and advocacy. At the NARM Training Institute, we are also grounded in a strong commitment to addressing healing complex trauma as a vehicle for both personal and social transformation. The vision and passion for our trauma-informed Institute is to introduce a more humane approach for working with complex trauma, which includes addressing attachment, developmental, relational, cultural and intergenerational trauma. This also includes a strong commitment to promoting accessibility to the NARM model, creating a learning environment that supports diversity and fosters inclusion, and holding the intention to support connection and learning from each other.
We also want to be transparent with the intention for this Level 3 training so all prospective NARM training participants know what this training will provide and what it will not provide. The Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training is an advanced psychotherapeutic training and will provide a comprehensive clinical training on the NeuroAffective Relational Model. This Level 3 training is not focused on social or political activism and will not provide specific training in addressing the systemic failures that perpetuate complex trauma. While we do acknowledge and discuss the origins of complex trauma emerging out of social systems and the legacy of unresolved cultural and intergenerational trauma, if your focus is in these areas, or you are wanting a trauma-informed training that will provide deeper training in these areas, we would encourage you to explore other trainings.
We recognize that every training participant has different needs around their learning process and goals. We understand that if the NARM Therapist Training does not deliver on what you are expecting that this could impact your learning process. So we want you to have a clear understanding of the boundaries of this Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training. This promotes clarity for us all.
While the Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training itself will not specifically focus on addressing these important areas of changing systems that maintain systemic oppression and inequalities, we do very much hope that our NARM Graduates will work in the many systems they are associated with and can use NARM to impact these systems for the better. We support these efforts outside the Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training and are excited to be providing people with what we believe is a great psychoeducational model to promote real change.
Continuing Education Information
The NARM Level 3 Training is co-sponsored by the NARM Training Institute and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers 102.00 CE hours – 36.00 CE hrs. per Module 1 and Module 2, and 30.00 CE hrs. per Module 3. CE hours are awarded per Module with full attendance required for the Modules attended. Partial Module CE credit is not offered. There is no additional fee for submitting an application for CE credit for this training. NARM Level 3 Training participants who wish to receive continuing education credit MUST complete CE forms and comply with attendance monitoring requirements.
NOTE: To receive continuing education credit, applicants must complete CE forms and comply with attendance monitoring requirements.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of the participant’s licensing/certification board.
Questions: If you have questions regarding continuing education for this training, the program, its faculty, grievance issues, or for a listing of learning objectives, please contact The Institute for Continuing Education at: 800-557-1950; e-mail: email@example.com.
Commercial Support: The Institute for Continuing Education receives no funds from any commercial organization for financial support of its activities in providing continuing education sponsorship of the NARM Training Institute’s Level 2 training.
Psychology: Please note this NARM Level 3 Training program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the New York State Board of Psychology.
Counseling: The Institute for Continuing Education and the NARM Training Institute are co-sponsors of this event. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, ACEP 5643. The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.
New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider MHC-0016.
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Provider 159-000606.
Social Work: This program has been approved for 102.00 social work continuing education hours (36.00 hrs. per Modules 1 & 2, and 30.00 hrs. per Module 3), in accordance with 258, CMR, NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program. Authorizations: D-91634-1; D-91634-2; D-91634-3.
New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider No. SW-0025.
Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, MFT, Counseling, Provider BAP 255.
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Provider 159-000606.
Ohio Board Counseling/ Social Work, Provider RCS 030001.
New Jersey: This program has NOT been submitted for pre-approval for N. Jersey social workers.
Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is a recognized provider of continuing education by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Marriage and Family Therapist, BAP 255.
New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage/family therapists, Provider MHC-0012.
California Professionals: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646. Nurses are responsible for checking with their state board to determine if credit issued through an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing is acceptable by their state board.
Non-U.S. Professionals: The Institute for Continuing Education holds no CE provider status with any Canadian or other non-U.S. licensing/certification boards. It is your responsibility to check the regulations of your licensing/certification board to determine CE requirements for training activities.
Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced.
Instruction Methodology: Didactic and theoretical learning to include lecture, question/answer periods, class-wide discussion, case examples and vignettes; deconstruction of live NARM demonstration sessions and demonstration videos.
Ethics Hours / Academic Credit: This training offers no “ethics hours.” The training offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.
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 Master Therapist 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.
For ADA assistance for this training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To review the Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please click here.
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