NEW! Trauma and Attachment: Theory and Practice




In this course, taken from a training series, Dr. Levy, through didactic instruction and case studies guides you through underlying theories of both trauma and attachment therapy. He discusses the 4 models of attachment, how attachment and trauma are intertwined, and how psychosocial history and attachment patterns impact clients in a therapeutic setting.


Educational Objectives

This course will teach the participant to

  • Describe the psychological, social, cognitive, and biological aspects of trauma and attachment.
  • Describe the 4 attachment styles of children and adults
  • Utilize effective individual and relationship-based assessment methods, including the Life Script.


  • Assessment
  • Symptoms of trauma and disrupted attachment
  • Traumatized brain and biochemistry
  • Core beliefs / internal working models
  • 4 attachment styles of children and adults
  • Life script: Psychosocial history and attachment patterns

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love




Attachment is the deep and enduring biological, emotional, and social connection that children and caregivers establish early in life. Attachment quality affects the development of a child’s mind, brain, emotions, relationships, biochemistry, and morality.

Corrective Attachment Parenting is designed to help children who have experienced abuse, neglect, losses, moves, insensitive caregiving, and compromised attachment. Parenting these children is very challenging; they are often mistrustful, angry, controlling, oppositional, and defend against closeness and love. To be a healing parent means to be therapeutic with your child, to be mindful, and to have the right information, skills, self-awareness, support, hope, and healing attitude.

This workshop will present concepts, skills, and solutions from Terry Levy’s book: Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love (Child Welfare League of America, 2006). It is appropriate for adoptive and foster parents, parents whose children are emotionally and behaviorally challenging, and for mental health, child welfare, school, adoption, foster care, medical, and legal system professionals who help and support these children and families.

Learning formats will include lecture, video examples, and skill-building exercises, enabling participants to practice effective parenting skills, strategies, and solutions.

Trauma and Attachment Therapy: Experiential Interventions

4 One-Hour On-Demand Training Modules
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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.
Attachment and Trauma-Focused Therapy for Adults and Couples 6/28
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

A live webinar for practitioners

Secure attachment plays a crucial role in fostering positive psychological and social adjustment throughout the lifespan, impacting both children and adults. Conversely, early developmental trauma, abuse, and neglect contribute to a spectrum of adverse outcomes, including depression, anxiety, shame, destructive behaviors, physical illness, and dysfunctional relationships. Mental health professionals play a pivotal role in addressing these issues, requiring a nuanced understanding of how to assess and treat attachment and trauma-related challenges in adults and couples.

This seminar aims to equip mental health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of attachment and trauma issues. Recognizing that attachment styles established in childhood persist into adulthood, the seminar emphasizes their enduring influence on emotional security, the interpretation of personal experiences, and the ability to cultivate and sustain closeness, trust, and stability in intimate relationships.

The pervasive tendency to replicate neglectful, abusive, or hurtful relationship patterns from childhood underscores the need for effective intervention strategies. Attachment and trauma-informed therapy is presented as a transformative approach capable of altering these ingrained patterns. Despite prior therapeutic endeavors, medications, and personal growth attempts, many adults find themselves unable to effect positive changes in their intimate relationships due to unresolved trauma and attachment wounds.

The seminar delves into practical methodologies for mental health professionals, emphasizing the assessment of attachment patterns and traumatic conditions. Through the use of diverse learning formats such as PowerPoint presentations, video demonstrations of attachment and trauma-informed therapy, and interactive Q&A sessions, participants will gain valuable insights and tools to facilitate positive change in the lives of traumatized individuals and couples.

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love 7/17
Jul 17 all-day

A 4-part training session offered through Trauma Solutions.

Includes a preview session on July 17, and a four-part training workshop July 31, August 7, 14 and 21.

Information coming soon.