Healing Developmental Trauma (A FAN Program with Laurence Heller, Ph.D. and Brad Kammer, LMFT)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th anniversary season!

We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Laurence Heller, Ph.D. and Brad Kammer, LMFT, authors of the new book, The Practical Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma. Heller and Kammer will be interviewed by Stefanie Klein, LCSW. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Practical Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Heller, Kammer, and Klein that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: In their ground-breaking and best-selling new book, The Practical Guide to Healing Developmental TraumaLaurence Heller Ph.D. and Brad KammerLMFT present a practical guide to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), one of the first comprehensive therapeutic models for addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and complex trauma (C-PTSD). In this book, they share therapeutic applications, concrete skills, and exercises for personal growth. This new book was written to support the healing of attachment, relational, developmental, cultural, and intergenerational trauma, and it serves as a therapeutic guide for helping professionals working with complex trauma or anyone wanting to lead a more fulfilling life.

 With over 70 years of clinical experience and many thousands of students and supervisees between them, Heller and Kammer are offering a depth-oriented, somatic-based, relationally-focused healing modality that stands at the forefront of the trauma-informed movement. For this event, they will discuss the healing of complex trauma, focusing on topics such as differentiating PTSD (shock trauma) and C-PTSD (complex trauma), how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) lead to shame and various symptoms and disorders, the ways NARM therapeutic skills can be applied for resolving the impact of complex trauma, and what practical tips they can share for those in attendance to take away for their clients and themselves.  Heller and Kammer will explain why they created this model and what makes it different from other trauma treatment modalities. 

As Gabor Maté, MD (FAN ’22) writes about their work: "This book, from two experienced and insightful practitioners, offers a thorough and clear guide to a modality of therapy far deeper than the prevailing cognitive and behavioral treatments. It is highly promising because it goes beyond the surface manifestations to the root causes and dynamics of human distress."

About the Co-Authors: Laurence Heller, Ph.D. is the creator of the NeuroAffective Relational Model© (NARM), a specialized psychobiological approach to working with developmental trauma. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and was in private practice for over 30 years. He is currently a senior faculty member with the NARM Training Institute. Brad Kammer, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. Kammer is trained as a body-mind psychotherapist and has studied under and taught with his mentor Laurence Heller, Ph.D. for many years, and is deeply inspired by the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). Kammer is a NARM Master Therapist, consultant, and faculty trainer, teaching NARM and working with complex trauma internationally. 

About the Interviewer: Stefanie Klein, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, somatic experiencing practitioner, and NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM) master therapist, consultant, and faculty member. She has spent 22 years in her Los Angeles private practice specializing in treating adults with trauma and anxiety disorders. Klein is a faculty member and assistant training director of the NARM Training Institute. She has provided consultation and mentoring to therapists and helping professionals around the world. For the past decade, Klein has had the distinct privilege of being mentored by Laurence Heller, Ph.D., creator of NARM. She has been honored to assist Dr. Heller in all U.S. 


Event date: 

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!

A practical step-by-step guide and follow-up companion
to Healing Developmental Trauma--presenting one of the first comprehensive models for addressing complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)