If you are a parent, caregiver, mental health, child welfare, school, adoption, foster care, medical, or legal system professional, who helps and supports children and adults dealing with trauma and attachment issues and their families, Dr. Terry Levy is offering his internationally-respected training programs via webinar sessions over the next months.

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love

Hosted by Essential Therapy Training

19 May 2023 Live & On Demand

9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST



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.

Certification Training in Trauma and Attachment Therapy with Children, Adults, Couples, and Families

Hosted by the Zur Institute

6 Sessions: June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2

11 a.m. EST



Having safe and secure emotional attachments as a child with parents and caregivers, and with our adult partners, is a basic human need. Attachment styles developed in childhood stay with us for a lifetime, and influence our emotional security, the personal meaning we give to experiences, and our ability to create and maintain closeness, trust, safety, and stability in intimate relationships.

Early attachment experiences wire brain circuits, create core beliefs (i.e. internal working models), and form the template for future relationships. Disrupted, anxious and disorganized attachment often results in depression, anxiety disorders, shame, aggressive and self-destructive behaviors, toxic relationships, and physical illness.

This intermediate-level webinar is appropriate for mental health, social services, and child welfare professionals. You will learn the theory and clinical skills necessary to facilitate positive change and healing with clients who have experienced trauma and attachment wounds. You will learn effective assessment and therapeutic techniques to help children, adults, couples and families, based on the latest research and clinical advancements in trauma and attachment therapy, family systems therapy, neurobiology, and post-traumatic growth.

Clinical videos will illustrate the process of change regarding: negative core beliefs and attitudes; developing attachment security in children and adults; trauma-based emotions, behaviors, coping strategies, and somatic reactions; self-regulation; communication, family dynamics and resilience; and helping controlling, defiant, angry and resistant clients. Via PowerPoint presentation, video case studies, and discussion, you will learn how to help clients achieve symptom reduction, healing from trauma, meaningful friendships, and fulfilling lives.