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

Applications for the 2023-24 Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level I cohort are now closed. Applications for the next cohort will open in early 2024. If you would like to receive updates from our Admissions Team about next year’s program, please fill out the interest form below.


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If you have any questions, we would love to connect with you! Please feel free to contact us at admissions@theallendercenter.org.

Costs

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. The total cost of the program is $6995. At the time of enrollment, you will have the option to pay in full or to choose to pay in 2 or 4 installments. A 3% processing fee applies to online payments.

Scholarships

We believe in the importance of this work and do our best to make this offering accessible. If the cost of the workshop is a barrier, we encourage you to invite your community to consider sponsoring you. We are also grateful to be able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships thanks to the generosity of our donor community.

We offer two scholarship amounts: $750 and $2,000. We have a limited number of scholarships available and we attempt to reserve these scholarships for participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or those experiencing high financial need.

If you are not a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) applicant, please use the following guidelines:

To determine which scholarship amount is right for you, please refer to this Green Bottle Sliding Scale graphic designed by Alexis J. Cunningfolk.

If you fall into the “full bottle” category on the scale, we ask that you do not request a scholarship for this program. If you fall into the “half-full bottle” category on the scale, please request a scholarship amount of $750. If you fall into the “quarter-full bottle” category on this scale, please request a scholarship amount of $2000.

You may submit your request for a scholarship within the online application.

Application Process

To apply, please submit our online application. Completing the form takes approximately 30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. You 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.

Interview

After we receive your application, an Admissions Counselor will connect with you to schedule a 20-30 minute phone 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.

Notification

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. You will be notified of our Review Committee’s admissions decision 2-4 weeks following your interview.


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