Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level I Recommendation

You have been invited to provide a reference on behalf of an applicant to The Allender Center’s Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level I program. Thank you for sharing your experience of this applicant. Your insights are very valuable to us as we discern who exhibits the capacity to thrive in this advanced training.

2019-05-29 GL Cloned from Externship Recommendation and updated (beaten into submission more like).
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Reference Information

Please reflect on the applicant's capacity in the following categories:
Allender Center Methodology
The applicant demonstrates a basic knowledge of The Allender Center methodology as it relates to story engagement and interpersonal engagement. The applicant can categorize themes of a story, can notice transitions and/or gaps in a story, and can engage harm present in the story beyond empathic engagement. The applicant is attentive to and can engage themes from a past story as they are playing out in the present interaction through interpersonal dynamics and style of relating. 

Capacity for Self-Reflection
The applicant is honest, considerate, and sincere. The applicant is aware of her/himself in relationship to others and able to integrate new insight and awareness. The applicant can think critically about her/his own story and articulate their emotional experiences. The applicant is willing to receive constructive feedback with discernment and exhibits a desire to continue to engage her/his own story with a sense of hope and integrity. 

Theological Engagement & Spiritual Formation
The applicant exhibits a desire to engage story work at the intersection of theology & psychology. The applicant is genuinely interested in growing her/his faith by engaging the biblical narrative, practicing different forms of prayer (contemplative, healing, deliverance), and engaging the impact of trauma on theological/biblical imagination. 

Group Engagement & Facilitation
The applicant is respectful of group process and has a basic understanding of the benefits of story engagement within a group context. The applicant is attuned to and empathetic to the thoughts and feelings of others and has an ability to engage the stories of others in a productive way. The applicant exhibits aptitude and readiness for co-leading story groups within the next year.