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NARM & Working With Teenagers

  • 09/10/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Mike Giresi

Director of Clinical Development

Family First Adolescent Services


This introductory webinar uses the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) to present an overview of one of the most misunderstood and challenging developmental stages for helping professionals, educators, and parents: adolescence.  The intention of this webinar is to provide a heartful exploration of a population that has historically been characterized by misunderstanding, stigmatization, and fear.

 Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the adolescent stage of development from a NARM perspective

2. Explain the impact of early Complex Trauma on Separation-Individuation in adolescence and emerging-adult consciousness

3. Conceptualize compliant/defiant behavioral patterns from a complex trauma perspective

4. Apply skills for normalizing adolescent development and providing attuned support


Mike Giresi found his passion for helping others through his own journey of healing and recovery. He started his career in the mental health field working with adult clients who suffered from complex trauma and PTSD, as well as chemical and process addictions. He has since traveled to India to study and become certified in Yoga and Meditation. Mike is a Florida Certified Addiction Counselor and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Mike is also a nationally Certified Trauma Professional through Spirit2Spirit Trauma Healing and a NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®) Practitioner.

In addition, Mike is a national speaker and educator on the topics of developmental trauma, addiction, and adolescent treatment. Mike utilizes his extensive training and experience in the field of trauma, somatic psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and addiction treatment to inform the creation of individual, group, and family programming for our clients and their loved ones at Family First.

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