Welcome to the Complex Trauma Training Center
Healing Complex Trauma as a vehicle for personal and social transformation…
We offer training and consultation for psychotherapists and mental health professionals working with individuals and communities impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).
Our intention is to provide a relational, diverse, inclusive, depth-oriented professional community for those seeking a supportive network of therapists working with Complex Trauma.
We offer clinical trainings in integrative modalities like the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®), as well as ongoing development and mentorship programs for clinicians. We believe that increasing effectiveness as therapists is a professional and personal journey that includes clinical training, mentorship, ongoing consultation, community engagement, and personal support toward increasing well-being and fulfillment.
Read below for more on our clinical trainings, ongoing professional development programs, and community events.
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Free NARM Webinar
Introduction to NARM
Join us on March 11th from 10:00 – 11:30 pm Pacific Time for a free on the NeuroAffective Relational Model for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma.
What you will learn in this Webinar:
- An overview of NARM’s theoretical and clinical approach to complex trauma
- NARM’s roots in the fields of somatic psychology, relational psychodynamic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology
- The distinction between shock and developmental trauma
- The NARM clinical approach as applied through a clinical demonstration
- Further learning and training opportunities
- Plus much more
CTTC Community Events
NARM & Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2: Exploring Relationships Between Self, Parts, and NARM Therapist
February 29th, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
With Erin Lewis-Gibson, MS, LCMHC, CFO and NARM Master Therapist, and hosted by CTTC Training Director Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC
In this webinar we will focus on learning how to reinforce agency using NARM and NARM techniques on clients with dissociative identity disorder (DID). To reinforce NARM principles, we must become curious about the relationships of the Self, parts, and the therapist. The importance of the therapeutic relationship is paramount when treating DID. This also explores how to connect with someone with DID in session. Erin will give an understanding of what adult consciousness looks like in a DID system vs child consciousness, and how to address this conflict and what to be aware of as the clinician to enforce agency. This webinar focuses on treating DID through a NARM standpoint, using compassion, and focusing on the therapeutic alliance.
You do not need to be trained in NARM to attend; any helping professional interested in exploring this topic is welcome to attend.
Level 2 NARM Therapist Training
Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training
What do our training participants think of the NARM Trainings?
Being part of the NARM Trainings and this community has offered me more than I expected and hoped for. I was first drawn to it because it integrated orientations and frameworks I’d long practiced, but put them together in a comprehensive, integrated way that was unique, powerful and non-pathologizing. Once in the training, I was impressed by the obvious respect that the model, trainers, and practitioners have for clients, students, and each other’s humanity. The core principles of the model – curiosity, self-inquiry and presence- are reflected and inherent in the community and the training itself. Over time, as I’ve learned, practiced and taught the model, I’ve grown as a person and as a clinician. While I sought the training to become a more effective therapist, I’ve also come to experience more connection to myself and others, more aliveness, more freedom, more fun in my life.
I signed up for the NARM training with the hope that it would help guide and assist my work with clients. And to say it was a life changing experience, is an understatement. Looking back, I can see how I greatly underestimated the impact of NARM on not only my clients, but also me personally. NARM came into my life at the exact moment that I needed it… NARM provided me with the community, framework, and safe space to grow, stretch and learn in several aspects of my life. The safety of the space allowed for a vulnerability that was unfamiliar, yet heartwarming.
I have been impacted in so many meaningful and profound ways because of my investment in my NARM learning. I have experienced personal and professional transformation. I have learned so much about how to be a trauma-informed therapist, supervisor, consultant, and business owner. The training community is deeply relational, caring, and impactful on individual, community, and systemic levels. I am impressed with the humility, heartfulness, and the intentionality of every aspect of this community. I have seen the training faculty “walk the walk” and have been touched by their heartfulness, caring, and commitment to the training, the field, and our world. I am so thankful for their mentorship and care for this professional community.
The focus on the therapist as a human being in NARM training has been instrumental. This approach has enabled me to explore myself more deeply, reconnect with my heart, and embody authenticity and vulnerability. I have found these aspects to be profoundly impactful in my work with clients. As I delved into this model and engaged in self-exploration, an internal shift occurred. I now find myself working with clients in a more engaged manner, without exerting excessive effort. It is an honor to be part of this community.