Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Overview: The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM™) is a powerful theoretical and clinical model for navigating the complexities of relational, developmental, and attachment trauma. NARM™ is an integrative approach that offers a coherent model for working with complex trauma, and works with the link between psychological issues and the body. It is both a psychodynamic and nervous system/somatically-based approach designed to help build clients’ capacity for self-regulation and interpersonal connection.
Understanding and being able to work with developmental dynamics is critical for helping our clients in their healing process. We will look at how clients’ life experiences present themselves in the context of a complex, psychobiologically-driven relational framework that is often largely unconscious. This framework, laid down by our early attachment experiences, shapes our development, who we are in the world (our self), and how we relate to others. When clients are having difficulty shifting out of patterns of dysregulation, these implicit dynamics are often at play and must be addressed.
1) Explain the distinction between shock and developmental trauma (“complex trauma”)
2) Describe the pitfalls of working with all forms of trauma without recognizing the complex developmental themes running in the background
3) Introduce NARM’s five early adaptive survival styles, their corresponding identity distortions, & how they affect adolescent and adult life
For more information, please reach out to:
Lauren Seltzer, LMFT
Educational Resources Unlimited
Graham H. Barrett
Director of National Outreach
Family First Adolescent Services