Program Details & Application Process – Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III
Applications for our Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III are now closed for the 2023-24 cohort. If you would like to know when applications open or if seats become available for this year, then please let us know below.
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Submit an Online Application
Online applications will be received through July 15, 2023. The application form requires approximately 30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. A $50 application fee is required to complete the application. Applicants will be asked to provide some basic information, respond to questions about their desire to participate in the Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III program, and share how they see psychology and theology intersecting in the work of engaging the impact of trauma and abuse in their story and work with others.
Provide a Reference
When prompted to submit a reference, please list one of the following:
- For those who have completed the Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level II, please list your Level II facilitator.
- For alumni of the MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma & Abuse from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, please list your facilitator for Practicum C: Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level II training.
Submit a Self Assessment, Story Engagement, and Video Interview
Once an online application form has been received, our Admissions team will send applicants a Self Assessment, Story Engagement, and Video Submission Assignment that includes a written story narrative and instructions for how to interact and respond to the narrative.
All Story Engagement documents must be uploaded to the form that you receive. All Video Interview submissions must be no longer than 30 minutes in length and also uploaded to the form that you receive.
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 and will notify applicants of their admissions decision within 8 weeks of document submission.
Eligibility & Dual Relationships
To be eligible to apply for our Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III program, you must have completed the Allender Center’s Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level II (previously titled Training Certificate Level II) or have earned your MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma & Abuse from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.
The Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III program is a small cohort, and every effort is made to place participants in small groups separate from identified dual relationships. However, if you are in a current client-therapist relationship with a Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III trainer, or if you have terminated your work together less than one year prior to program admittance, discernment is encouraged to determine whether or not this is an appropriate shared environment. Collective teaching sessions include personal data, stories, and relational engagement from the Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III training team members.
To identify potential dual relationships, the 2023-24 Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III training team is formed annually from our Teaching Staff and Training & Pastoral Team members. If you are accepted to the program prior to the complete Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III team being announced, and you later identify a client-therapist relationship that would preclude your participation, you are eligible to withdraw and receive a full refund of all application and enrollment fees paid.
Costs & Payment Options
Tuition for this eight-month training is $3,795. A $500 deposit is due at the time of enrollment to secure your seat in the training. The remaining balance may be paid in full or in two or four installments. A 3% processing fee applies to online payments.
We are committed to keeping the cost of this training as accessible as possible. 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 the Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level III program 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.