STAR Practitioner &
STAR Certified Trainer


STAR Practitioners choose to integrate STAR into their work and are equipped to present one to two-day workshops based on STAR. They have access to resources from STAR/ EMU and are part of a worldwide network of dynamic STAR practitioners. Some of the most creative applications of STAR have been done by those who have completed Level II. For example,

  • Resilience, an ESL curriculum based on Village STAR (currently in piloting stage), by Mike Medley, PhD
  • Family STAR, a contextualized adaption of Village STAR designed for women experiencing domestic violence, by an international participant (anonymous)
  • STAR model for native/aboriginal cultures; adapted graphics by Jennifer Saner-Harvey and Kerry Saner-Harvey, Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
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Criteria for admission:

  • Completion of STAR Level I and have completed Level II
  • Recommendations of Level I and II trainers
  • Training or teaching experience (preferred)
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STAR Certified Trainers conduct official STAR Level I trainings and presentations. They have access to resources from STAR/ EMU and are part of a worldwide network of STAR Certified Trainers. There are multiple pathways to becoming a Certified Trainer. Read more