Healing Developmental Trauma: The NeuroAffective Relational Model for Resolving ACEs and C-PTSD (A FAN Virtual Grand Rounds Program)

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. This virtual Grand Rounds event is free and open to the public, and 1-credit CEU is available for Illinois licensed clinicians. See Zoom registration page for details. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

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

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).  Inspired by the most current research on trauma, attachment, developmental psychology and interpersonal neurobiology, NARM identifies and treats the complex ways unresolved complex trauma manifests in disorganized personality patterns, disrupted affect regulation, and interpersonal difficulties.  

This presentation is designed to provide a practical introduction to applying NARM with your clients.  Heller and Kammer will present an overview of the NARM organizing principles, including the 4 pillars of the NARM approach. They will also share a NARM demonstration session so participants can witness the transformative power of NARM in action.

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.  As Dr. Gabor Maté (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. 


Event date: 

Friday, November 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)