Program Details & Application Process – Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level I

Applications for the 2023-24 Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level II cohort will open in January 2023. If you would like to know when applications open for the next cohort, or have any other questions, please let us know below. You are also welcome to write to our Admissions Team at

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Choosing to enroll in a training program creates a financial commitment. A non-refundable, non-transferable $500 deposit is required to secure your seat at the time of enrollment. Updated pricing for the 2023-2024 cohort will be listed soon. At the time of enrollment, you will have the option to pay in full or to choose to pay in 2 or 4 installments.

Application Process

To apply, please submit our online application. Completing the form takes approximately 30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions about your current work with people, experience participating in a group, experience leading or facilitating groups, and ways that you have gone deeper into your own story. Contact information for two references and a $50 application fee is required to submit your application.


After we receive your application, an Admissions Counselor will connect with you to schedule a 20-30 minute video interview. Our hope in these interviews is to create space to learn more about who you are and what you hope to gain from participating in our certificate training. A brief second interview may be required if we have additional questions.


Because we believe that this work is sacred, and because of the capacity required to engage in this level of work, we are thoughtful in our review process and cannot guarantee that every applicant will be admitted. We work to be transparent throughout the process. Applicants will be notified of our Review Committee’s admissions decision 2-4 weeks following their interview.


We are committed to keeping the cost of this training as accessible as possible. We are tremendously grateful for the investment of our donors who make it possible for us to offer this high-touch, immersive experience. We offer a limited number of scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship as well as multicultural scholarships for applicants from underrepresented racial or ethnic communities. Applicants may request to be considered for these scholarships within the application form.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please indicate so on the application form and then respond to the following prompts in 500 words or less:

What kind of impact do you imagine that receiving this training in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level I would have on you, your work, and/or your community? Please share anything regarding your financial situation that we should take into consideration when reviewing your scholarship request.

Please submit your response as a short essay to