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DARe Certificate Program

Master a dynamic and compassionate framework that transforms your ability to resolve trauma and restore secure attachment.

DARe Professional Certificate

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE. DEEPEN YOUR CLINICAL SKILLS.

Practical, hands-on training and proven tools, strategies and interventions you can apply to clinical practice as you work with relational trauma.

What is the DARe Certificate Program?

DARe, or Dynamic Attachment Repatterning experience––is the signature trauma and attachment training created by Dr. Diane Poole Heller for mental health professionals, life coaches, somatic therapists, bodyworkers and anyone interested in developing essential skills to help themselves and their clients develop stronger and more secure attachment.

All DARe training provides a thorough understanding of both early childhood and adult attachment… giving practitioners concrete tools to help change deep-rooted patterns and open the path to a more secure way of relating. 

By introducing a unique blend of psychotherapeutic modalities, experiential strategies and neuroscience and spiritual perspectives, the DARe Certificate Program moves beyond theoretical concepts to give both novice and experienced practitioners a fast-track to learning and personal growth.

Benefits of the DARe Certificate Program…

As a DARe-trained therapist, you become part of a growing network and worldwide community of attachment and trauma-informed therapists that foster a healthier relational space, improves patient outcomes and promotes deeper connections.

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Have a specific question or need more info about the program? Check out the tabs below or contact our friendly Customer Support Team and we’ll put you in touch with one of our DARe Associates.

What is the DARe Certificate Program?

The DARe Certificate Program is a continuing education certificate training program that aims to augment and elevate the clinical skills of professionals and advance the standard of clinical care regarding adult relationships and adult attachment adaptations.

In a supportive and professional environment, therapists, social workers, bodyworkers, mental health professionals and other clinicians gain an in-depth understanding of how to address unresolved trauma, heal attachment wounds and reclaim and restore secure attachment skills.

Using the framework of Dr. Diane Poole Heller’s Dynamic Attachment Repatterning experience approach (DARe), the Certificate Program combines psychotherapeutic modalities, scientific and spiritual perspectives with attachment and trauma-informed tools, techniques and strategies.

You’ll gain skills you need to work more effectively with clients and…

  • Tap into your own potential for recovery and growth so you can embody the practices to better serve your clients.
  • Learn how to recognize and address different attachment styles and adaptations in real-time.
  • Become an expert in a unique therapeutic approach that gets to the root of trauma and supports permanent changes that alleviate suffering and bring joy and fulfillment.
  • Work with the relational field and the nervous system, which is the key paradigm when working with attachment wounds and trauma.
  • Receive practical, experiential training that emphasizes integration of practical, clinical knowledge with existing modalities you already use.
  • Access valuable tools and exercises to experience and embody the work for yourself.

Admission Standards

The DARe Certificate Program provides valuable credentials, as well as a chance to grow your network and practice by being listed on Dr. Diane Poole Heller’s high-traffic website as an Approved DARe Certificate Program Graduate and Provider.

This program is designed to train clinical professionals in working more effectively with their client’s unresolved attachment wounds and trauma. It is not suitable for people who are solely seeking personal growth.While we do consider novice clinicians and students in accredited university programs, most of our successful students are clinical practitioners with an active practice––so that the skills and techniques learned in the training can be applied and integrated immediately to clinical practice throughout the program.

For more information or to start the application process, see the “How to Apply” tab.

Who may qualify?

  • Licensed Mental Health Professionals: counselors, therapists (individual, marriage and family), social workers, psychologists, psychotherapists 
  • Medical Professionals: medical doctors, physician’s assistants, nurses (and nurse practitioners), emergency medical workers, surgeons, obstetricians, pediatricians
  • Bodyworkers, Movement Therapists & Alternative Healing Practitioners: massage therapists, yoga therapists, energy healers
  • Others: first responders, law enforcement, educators, teachers, mediators, faith community leaders, clergy/chaplains, life coaches (life, business and personal development)

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*Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis. Trauma Solutions reserves the right to approve or deny any application (and/or accept or reject participation) of any person at its sole discretion and in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions and the law.

Training Curriculum

The DARe Certificate Program curriculum combines live and pre-recorded online training, informational support materials, experiential demonstrations and guided practice sessions that emphasize the practical, clinical application of knowledge to therapeutic sessions.

DARe is not designed to be an independent method of healing. Instead, it is a supplementary method intended to integrate into an already existing practice.

Both live and recorded lectures are supported by audio/visual slide presentations spanning a variety of relevant topics, including attachment research, neuroscience, research studies and experiential techniques from integrative psychotherapeutic orientations.

Instructional support materials such as workbooks, charts, assessments, handouts, transcripts, checklists and other course resources are available for download to your professional reference library. The only thing you cannot download are client demos––as we need to honor and respect client confidentiality.

Each course module includes in-depth experiential demonstrations where teachers demonstrate skills and techniques through role-play, interactions with students––and live or recorded demos of client sessions. 

Exercises and practice groups (with coaching) provide additional opportunities to practice clinical applications, receive personal feedback and explore topics in-depth.

Lastly, you’ll be able to participate in LIVE Q&A sessions, where our DARe Faculty and Assistants answer specific questions, review case consults and give you practical tips and techniques to integrate into everyday clinical practice immediately.

Program material is taught in four training course modules. 

Live, online 3-day workshops are offered quarterly throughout the calendar year. 6-week, hybrid e-learning (self-paced + instructor-led) courses are offered twice a year. 

Explore the Training and Event Schedule to view (and register for) upcoming training.

Please note, Fundamentals of Attachment Styles is a prerequisite for all other levels of DARe training. The remainder of the training modules may be taken in any sequence.

  • Level 1: Fundamentals of Attachment Styles
    Learn the basics of attachment system dynamics, so you can get to the root of unresolved trauma to help yourself and clients address negative patterns that undermine connection and intimacy in adult relationships.

    May be taken as a live, online intensive, 3-day workshop––OR–– as a 6-week, online, self-paced course (must attend live integration sessions) to count toward the certificate requirements.

  • Level 2: Attachment Strategies for Adult Relationships
    Learn how to combine an attachment focus with a practical skill-building approach to help adults and couples shift destructive patterns and embrace positive ways of perceiving, behaving and interacting.

    May be taken as a live, online intensive, 3-day workshop––OR–– as a 6-week, online, self-paced course (must attend live integration sessions) to count toward the certificate requirements.

  • Level 3: Neurobiology, Attachment & Secure Relationships
    Discover practical tools, skills and strategies that activate the brain’s neuroplasticity and help you and your clients cultivate their own inner resources––promoting repair, resilience, secure attachment skills and post-traumatic growth.

    May be taken as a live, online intensive, 3-day workshop––OR–– as a 6-week, online, self-paced course (must attend live integration sessions) to count toward the certificate requirements.

  • Level 4: Clinical Strategies to Address Complex Trauma
    Learn how attachment theory and a wide variety of therapeutic techniques and perspectives can be integrated to address complex trauma states and abuse dynamics to effectively alleviate unnecessary suffering, promote healing and restore secure attachment skills.

    May only be taken as an intensive, 3-day workshop to count toward the certificate requirements.

Additional Certificate Requirements

All requirements for the certificate program must be completed within 3 years of acceptance, including the following…

  1. DARe Training Modules: Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 (you must attend a minimum of two, 3-day DARe Live Intensive Workshops). Please note, Level 1: Fundamentals of Attachment Styles is a prerequisite for all other levels of DARe training and must be taken first. The remainder of the course modules may be taken in any sequence.

  2. Minimum of 5 hours of personal (one-on-one) sessions with an approved DARe Associate provider, where you learn how to strengthen secure attachment skills for yourself from the bottom-up. You can find and choose an approved DARe Associate in our DARe Practitioner Directory.

    It is strongly recommended that you plan and distribute personal sessions throughout your training. Fees for these credited sessions are paid directly to the providers––individual approved providers set their fees (estimates vary ~$100-$200/hour).

  3. Minimum of 5 hours of individual case consultations where you work one-on-one with an approved DARe Associate provider to review a real-world client case––discussing tools, techniques and challenges––so you learn how to integrate and apply the work to your own therapeutic sessions.

    You can find and choose an approved DARe Associate in our DARe Practitioner Directory. It is strongly recommended that you plan and distribute personal sessions throughout your training. Fees for these credited sessions are paid directly to the providers––individual approved providers set their fees (estimates vary ~$100-$200/hour).

  4. Minimum of 6 hours (or three, monthly 1.5-hour sessions) of small group, online case consultations facilitated by a DARe Associate, where new and experienced therapists (minimum 5, maximum 15 attendees) further learn how to integrate and implement the DARe approach to client cases.

    You’ll use the knowledge and insights of the group to help with challenging cases––practice in a safe environment, get immediate feedback and discover how to navigate the DARe approach and integrate it more effectively with existing modalities.

    Small group consultations are open to DARe Certificate Program students and anyone who is, or has taken DARe Live Intensives. Please note, these sessions are designed to train clinical professionals in working more effectively with their client’s unresolved attachment wounds and trauma. They are not a substitute for therapy and are not suitable for people who are solely seeking personal growth.

    Small Group Case Consultations are offered multiple times, monthly. Six hours (or 3 sessions) are already included in your base tuition and fees if you’re part of the DARe Certificate Program. See the Training and Event Schedule to view (and register for) this beneficial training.

  5. Participate as a DARe Assistant in at least one DARe Live Intensive, 3-day workshop (any level). You will help facilitate student dyads, work together to practice elements of the DARe method and monitor and support students’ skills during class exercises.

  6. Once you’ve met program course requirements and submitted log sheets of your 16 hours of individual, personal and small group case consultations, you must submit a case study presentation (audio or video) demonstrating proficiency in working with a client using the DARe approach––and complete a 60-minute evaluation and discussion with either a DARe Instructor or DARe Associate.

Training Tuition and Fees

The following is a breakdown of tuition and fees for the DARe Certificate Program:**:

  • Application Processing Fee (non-refundable): $250
  • Level 1: Fundamentals of Attachment Styles: $897
  • Level 2: Attachment  Strategies for Adult Relationships: $897
  • Level 3: Neurobiology, Attachment & Secure Relationships: $897
  • Level 4: Clinical Strategies to Address Complex Trauma: $897
  • 6 hours of Group Case Consult Sessions: $300
  • Final Evaluation Review (by DARe Associate/Faculty): $275 

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES: $4,163 

Please note, the above tuition and fees are due immediately upon acceptance into the DARe Certificate Program. We offer one-time (in-full) and 12-month payment options. A credit will be applied if you’ve completed any DARe Level 1-4 training in the past two years.

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New students will also get a free, 1-year listing in the DARe Practitioner Directory (a $199 value)––plus a 10% discount towards any other program or course we offer (as long as you are an active participant in the DARe Certificate Program). 

**In addition to the training tuition, students who wish to receive the DARe Certificate must also receive a minimum of 5 hours of personal sessions and 5 hours of individual case consultations with approved DARe Associates. See Training Curriculum & Certificate Requirements for more information. 

Please note, fees for these credited sessions are not included in the above tuition and fee schedule and must be paid directly to the providers––individual approved providers set their fees (estimates vary ~$100-$200/hour).

DARe Graduates

Annual renewal of your DARe Certificate is $499, due on the anniversary of your graduation. This fee includes listing in the provider directory and 10% off any training program or course we offer as long as you are a DARe Certified Provider in good standing. 

The annual fee may be waived if…

  • You participate as a DARe Assistant in at least two DARe Live Intensive Workshops in a calendar year or;
  • You offer personal sessions or individual case consultations to our DARe students or;
  • You facilitate small group case consults at least once in a calendar year or;
  • You facilitate integration sessions for our 6-week, online or;
  • You facilitate new student admissions interviews or final graduation evaluations with DARe students.

To find out how to become a DARe Associate, please contact our Customer Support Team for more information.

Thank you for your interest in the DARe Certificate Program. This application is for first-time applicants to the certificate program only and not for enrollment in specific DARe Live Intensive workshops or Attachment & Trauma Mastery Self-Paced courses. 

Completing this application will take approximately 20 minutes. Please note, you will be required to complete a short personal statement and upload a CV or resume during the application process. 

Each application is considered individually and the decision is based on (1) an admissions interview (via Zoom); and (2) information provided in the application.*

Please note, there is a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $250. However, if you are not accepted into the program, your application fee will be fully refunded. 

Once we have received your completed application and application fee, processing will begin. You should first receive an email confirmation and receipt from Trauma Solutions within several hours, followed by an application confirmation email within 1-3 days.

After that, you should also receive a separate email within 1-2 weeks––with information on how to schedule an admissions interview with one of our DARe Associates. 

If for some reason you do not see any of these emails, be sure to check your junk/spam folders or your PROMOTIONS TAB (in Gmail). 

To avoid missing important notifications from Trauma Solutions, please add [email protected] and [email protected] to your email address book (safe sender list).

After the admissions interview, you will receive notification of your application status in approximately 1-2 weeks via email. At the time of acceptance, applicants will also receive payment instructions and how to register for upcoming training.

If you have questions, have technical difficulties or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly Customer Support Team at any time.

We look forward to meeting you!

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*Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis. Trauma Solutions reserves the right to approve or deny any application (and/or accept or reject participation) of any person at its sole discretion and in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions and the law.

Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Creator of the DARe Approach and Founder of Trauma Solutions

Diane Poole Heller, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker, author and expert in the field of attachment theory and trauma resolution. Diane strongly believes that by healing ourselves, we heal our families, our communities and the world.

Her signature series on adult attachment, DARe (Dynamic Attachment Repatterning experience), provides therapists and individuals with the skills and tools they need to facilitate healing from trauma and to create more fulfilling adult relationships.

Alicen Halquist

DARe Instructor

Alicen Halquist is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She has over 20 years experience facilitating and assisting in the training of the DARe model, as well as extensive experience integrating attachment theory principles of the DARe framework to clinical practice. Alicen has served as a Faculty Instructor and Senior Lead Assistant––supervising beginning to advanced training for Trauma Solutions.

Additionally, she is adjunct faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has also been trained in Psychobiological Therapy by Dr. Stan Tatkin. Alicen’s approach integrates deep mindfulness––informed by Eastern philosophy, personal meditation practice, yoga, dance and creative arts therapy––with the belief that trauma healing can give us direct access to spiritual expansion.

Jennifer Jonell, M.A., LPC, SEP

DARe Associate

Jennifer Jonell is one of our DARe Certificate Program graduates and an experienced DARe practitioner with an established private practice in Colorado helping clients overcome depression, anxiety and other trauma and attachment challenges.

Jennifer has helped facilitate breakout sessions in our live DARe training intensives––and guides DARe students in monthly group case consultations. She has also led group Integration Sessions for our students in Dr. Diane Poole Heller’s Attachment & Trauma Mastery online training. Jennifer embodies DARe principles with her empathetic, peaceful and grounded approach to the client-therapist relationship.

When she’s not helping people find hope when they’re struggling so they can see themselves in a new light, she balances her own well-being by lifting weights (feeling stronger!) and spending time with her family in nature, hiking and on the water.

As soon as you are accepted to the program, you can complete your free, 1-year listing in the DARe Practitioner Directory

Professionals listed in the directory come from diverse backgrounds and are either graduates of, or current students in our DARe Certificate Program. 

Use this directory to find DARe Associate providers for personal and individual case consultations––or as a way to network or form practice study groups with DARe colleagues in your area.

Please note that the contact information listed in this directory is to be used only for professional referrals and should not be used for marketing, solicitation or any other commercial purpose.

If you’re an existing DARe Provider and need help setting up your profile, please reach out to our Customer Support Team for assistance.

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WHO SHOULD JOIN THE DARe CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

Attachment theory is often referred to as an important part of clinical work, yet the average professional rarely receives adequate professional training on how to integrate theory with existing modalities and apply it to everyday clinical practice.

By better addressing attachment concerns, DARe-trained professionals can support targeted and more effective outcomes for clients.

“I chose the DARe program because I was doing a lot of work around intergenerational healing. One of things I got from this work was a sense of pacing…creating a spaciousness around working with clients and asking questions…allowing people to have the time they need to respond thoughtfully and intuitively. I’m already seeing how this can help me in my client work and how it can expand my practice. It’s also going to help me in my interpersonal relationships…with my partner, my friends and others.”

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Marfa, TX

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