Trauma and Attachment Therapy: A Family Systems Approach

Thursday, March 10
8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (MST)
Register at: Nefesh.org

6 Continuing Education credits

Attachment experiences between young children and caregivers wire brain circuits, alter biochemistry, create core beliefs and narratives, and form the template for future relationships. Early developmental trauma (i.e., disrupted attachment), as well as abuse, neglect, and other traumatic experiences, often results in depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, behavioral acting-out, shame, dissociation, identity confusion, and inability to maintain healthy relationships.

In this webinar, Dr. Levy will teach you the concepts and clinical skills necessary to create positive change and healing with clients experiencing trauma and attachment problems. Via PowerPoint and clinical videos, you will learn cognitive, emotional, social and experiential interventions to help children, adults, couples and families regarding the following issues: negative attitudes and beliefs; insecure attachment styles; PTSD symptoms; unhealthy relationship patterns; communication and conflict-management skills; anger-management, impulse control, and other prosocial coping skills; sense of identity (from victim to overcomer); mitigating intergenerational trauma; rewiring the traumatized brain; learning therapeutic (healing) parenting. 

This intermediate level training is open to social workers, professional counselors, therapists, psychologists, licensed mental health practitioners and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the psychological, social, cognitive and biological aspects of trauma and disrupted attachment.
  2. Use the Life Script to assess and treat attachment patterns.
  3. Employ Attachment Communication Training to help family members achieve trust and security.


  1. Basic Principles – 60 minutes
  2. Core Concepts of Child Development – 60 minutes
  3. Attachment and Trauma – 30 minutes
  4. Therapy: Assessment and Interventions – 30 minutes
  5. Video Case Example – 120 minutes
  6. Questions and Answers – 60 minutes


Attachment and Trauma-Focused Therapy with Couples

Dates TBD
Register at dianepooleheller.com

Trauma and Attachment Therapy: Experiential Interventions

4 One-Hour On-Demand Training Modules
Register at: essentialtherapytraining.com

Early attachment experiences affect the wiring and biochemistry of the brain, create core beliefs and narratives, and form the template for future relationships. Early developmental trauma (i.e., disrupted and compromised attachment) often causes depression, anxiety, shame, emotional dysregulation, somatic symptoms, and antisocial behavior.

 In this webinar series, Dr. Levy, teaches you the concepts and skills necessary to facilitate positive change with clients who are experiencing trauma and attachment wounds. Via PowerPoint presentation and clinical videos, you will learn effective therapeutic techniques to help children, adults, couples and families achieve trauma resolution and develop secure attachment in their relationships.

Clinical videos will illustrate how experiential interventions promote change and healing regarding the following issues:

  • Negative core beliefs, narratives and mindsets.
  • Avoidant and anxious attachment patterns in children and adults.
  • Trauma-related emotions, behaviors, cognitions and neurobiology (e.g., PTSD, dissociation and other survival coping strategies).
  • Emotional and behavioral dysregulation (anger, impulse control, self-harm, aggression).
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict-management.
  • Dysfunctional and harmful family dynamics (e.g., abuse, neglect, rejection, betrayal).
  • Facilitating motivation and cooperation with defensive, controlling and resistant clients.