Attachment Theory in Action with Karen Doyle Buckwalter

By Karen Doyle Buckwalter:Trauma & Attachment Center

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Presented by The Knowledge Center at Chaddock, Attachment Theory in Action is a weekly podcast featuring national experts from the field of attachment and trauma. Hosted by Karen Buckwalter, MSW, LCSW, the podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Listeners sit in on Karen’s insightful, informative and inspiring conversations with leading attachment theory researchers and clinicians in the field.

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Dr. Dan Siegel: How Our Attachment History Impacts our Current Relationships - Part 2
24:26

In the latest episode, Karen welcomes Dr. Dan Siegel himself for part two of their conversation on how our attachment history impacts our current relationships.

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.

Dr. Siegel has written or co-written several books, including the three New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, both with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child in 2018, also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed, as well as 2010's Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. 

Nov 12, 2019
Dr. Dan Siegel: How Our Attachment History Impacts our Current Relationships - Part 1
44:59

It's the landmark 100th episode of the Attachment Theory in Action Podcast!

For her 100th episode, Karen welcomes Dr. Dan Siegel himself for part one of their conversation on how our attachment history impacts our current relationships. Part two will be released Tuesday, November 12th, at noon Eastern.

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.

Dr. Siegel has written or co-written several books, including the three New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, both with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child in 2018, also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed, as well as 2010's Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. 

Nov 05, 2019
Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker: The Impact of Race and Culture on Attachment Security - Part 2
32:10

Karen welcomes Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker for part one of their conversation on the impact of race and culture on attachment security. Part two will be released Tuesday, October 29th at noon Eastern.

Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker has worked in the mental health field for over a decade, and is currently a licensed psychologist in Colorado. Dr. Wirta-Leiker carefully and thoughtfully chose “Beyond Words” as the name of her practice because she believed therapeutic relationships our built on a foundation of trust and collaboration that goes beyond language to a place of genuine understanding.

Dr. Wirta-Leiker currently sits on the Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center’s (COPARC) Advisory Board and Heritage Camp for Adoptive Families (HCAF) Adult Adoptee Advisory Board. She has professional training in individual, family, and group counseling, specialized trauma therapy (EMDR I & II: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), play therapy, TBRI techniques, Theraplay techniques, parent education, and psychological assessment. She received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado; Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (M.A.) from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky; and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B.S.) from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker: The Impact of Race and Culture on Attachment Security - Part 1
33:30

Karen welcomes Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker for part one of their conversation on the impact of race and culture on attachment security. Part two will be released Tuesday, October 29th at noon Eastern.

Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker has worked in the mental health field for over a decade, and is currently a licensed psychologist in Colorado. Dr. Wirta-Leiker carefully and thoughtfully chose “Beyond Words” as the name of her practice because she believed therapeutic relationships our built on a foundation of trust and collaboration that goes beyond language to a place of genuine understanding.

Dr. Wirta-Leiker currently sits on the Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center’s (COPARC) Advisory Board and Heritage Camp for Adoptive Families (HCAF) Adult Adoptee Advisory Board. She has professional training in individual, family, and group counseling, specialized trauma therapy (EMDR I & II: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), play therapy, TBRI techniques, Theraplay techniques, parent education, and psychological assessment. She received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado; Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (M.A.) from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky; and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B.S.) from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Oct 22, 2019
Dr. Robert S Marvin: Research and Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory - Part 2
48:02

Karen and Dr. Robert S. Marvin wrap up their two-part conversation on research and clinical applications of attachment theory.

Dr. Bob Marvin was an undergraduate student and research associate with Mary D. Ainsworth at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in developmental and clinical psychology from the University of Chicago in 1972. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota he began teaching at the University of Virginia, where he is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine and Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. He is also Director of the Mary D. Ainsworth Child-Parent Attachment Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. From 1998-2006, Bob was the Principal Investigator on federally-funded projects that developed and tested the Circle of Security® version of Attachment Theory, and The Circle of Security® Intervention protocol.

Oct 15, 2019
Dr. Robert S. Marvin: Research and Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory - Part 1
31:50

Karen welcomes Dr. Robert S. Marvin for part one of their conversation on research and clinical applications of attachment theory. Part two will be released Tuesday, October 15th at noon Eastern.

Dr. Bob Marvin was an undergraduate student and research associate with Mary D. Ainsworth at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in developmental and clinical psychology from the University of Chicago in 1972. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota he began teaching at the University of Virginia, where he is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine and Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. He is also Director of the Mary D. Ainsworth Child-Parent Attachment Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. From 1998-2006, Bob was the Principal Investigator on federally-funded projects that developed and tested the Circle of Security® version of Attachment Theory, and The Circle of Security® Intervention protocol.

Oct 08, 2019
Sharon Roszia: The Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency - Part 2
37:13

Karen Buckwalter concludes her conversation with Sharon Roszia, M.S., about Roszia's Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanancy. 

Sharon Roszia entered the field of foster care and adoption in 1963 after earning her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Psychology from Arizona State University. She has worked consistently in both public and private agencies, always focusing on child welfare issues. Along with her colleague, Deborah Silverstein L.C.S.W., she developed the Seven Core Issues in Adoption. Sharon lives what she does professionally as a foster parent, adoptive parent and a parent by birth.

Oct 01, 2019
Sharon Roszia: The Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency - Part 1
33:41

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Sharon Roszia, M.S., as they discuss Roszia's Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanancy. 

Sharon Roszia entered the field of foster care and adoption in 1963 after earning her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Psychology from Arizona State University. She has worked consistently in both public and private agencies, always focusing on child welfare issues. Along with her colleague, Deborah Silverstein L.C.S.W., she developed the Seven Core Issues in Adoption. Sharon lives what she does professionally as a foster parent, adoptive parent and a parent by birth.

Sep 24, 2019
Stan Tatkin: Looking at Attachment Theory in Couples & Romantic Relationships - Part 2
34:04

Karen Buckwalter concludes her conversation with Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, about examining couples and romantic relationships through the lens of attachment theory.

Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, and developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice. Dr. Tatkin also teaches and supervises family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA, and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Tatkin is on the board of directors of Lifespan Learning Institute and serves as a member on Relationships First Counsel, a nonprofit organization founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt.

Dr. Tatkin received his early training in developmental self and object relations (Masterson Institute), Gestalt, psychodrama, and family systems theory. His private practice specialized for some time in treating adolescents and adults with personality disorders. More recently, his interests turned to psycho-neurobiological theories of human relationship, and applying principles of early mother-infant attachment to adult romantic relationships.

Dr. Tatkin was a primary inpatient group therapist at the John Bradshaw Center, where among other things, he taught mindfulness to patients and staff. He was trained in Vipassana meditation by Shinzen Young, and was an experienced facilitator in Vipassana. He was also trained by David Reynolds in two Japanese forms of psychotherapy, Morita and Naikan. Dr. Tatkin was clinical director of Charter Hospital’s intensive outpatient drug and alcohol program, and is a former president of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Ventura County chapter. He is a veteran member of Allan N. Schore’s study group. He also trained in the Adult Attachment Interview through Mary Main and Erik Hesse’s program out of UC Berkeley.

Sep 17, 2019
Stan Tatkin: Looking at Attachment Theory in Couples & Romantic Relationships - Part 1
23:07

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, for part one of their conversation about examining couples and romantic relationships through the lens of attachment theory.

Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, and developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice. Dr. Tatkin also teaches and supervises family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA, and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Tatkin is on the board of directors of Lifespan Learning Institute and serves as a member on Relationships First Counsel, a nonprofit organization founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt.

Dr. Tatkin received his early training in developmental self and object relations (Masterson Institute), Gestalt, psychodrama, and family systems theory. His private practice specialized for some time in treating adolescents and adults with personality disorders. More recently, his interests turned to psycho-neurobiological theories of human relationship, and applying principles of early mother-infant attachment to adult romantic relationships.

Dr. Tatkin was a primary inpatient group therapist at the John Bradshaw Center, where among other things, he taught mindfulness to patients and staff. He was trained in Vipassana meditation by Shinzen Young, and was an experienced facilitator in Vipassana. He was also trained by David Reynolds in two Japanese forms of psychotherapy, Morita and Naikan. Dr. Tatkin was clinical director of Charter Hospital’s intensive outpatient drug and alcohol program, and is a former president of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Ventura County chapter. He is a veteran member of Allan N. Schore’s study group. He also trained in the Adult Attachment Interview through Mary Main and Erik Hesse’s program out of UC Berkeley.

Sep 10, 2019
Lori Thomas: The Importance of Therapy for Foster & Adoptive Families - Part 2
30:45

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Lori Thomas, MA, as they conclude their discussion on the importance of therapy for foster and adoptive families. Lori Thomas is a counselor in residency with Emmaus Family Counseling Center. Thomas is a co-author on The Jonathan Letters with Michael Trout in 2005, and a contributing author on the Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents book in 2018. Both books are available on tkcchaddock.org.

Lori works from an attachment-focused perspective. With the understanding that attachment develops in early childhood, and dysfunctional patterns may develop based on early experiences, Lori believes that nurturing healthy attachments is integral to the healing process. This attachment-focused work is especially geared towards counseling children and their parents. Children who have experienced trauma, are in the foster care system, or are adopted are some of her favorite clients.

Lori has an extensive history working with children who have experienced trauma, beginning as a foster and adoptive parent, which led to her interest in entering the field of counseling. Lori has completed many trainings, including a 40-hour Nurturing Attachments Postgraduate Training by Deborah Gray. She also earned certificates in Crisis Pregnancy Coaching through Light University. In addition to co-authoring The Jonathan Letters (2005), and contributing to Attachment Theory In Action, she is also a contributing author to The Hope-Filled Parent (2008), Hope for Healing (2011). She is an active advocate and public speaker on children’s issues. She is the mother of seven children, three through birth and four through adoption. She served on the Board of Directors of The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) for nine years. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, their youngest child, and two dogs.

Sep 03, 2019
Lori Thomas: The Importance of Therapy for Foster & Adoptive Families - Part 1
22:50

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Lori Thomas, MA, for part one of their discussion on the importance of therapy for foster and adoptive families. Lori Thomas is a counselor in residency with Emmaus Family Counseling Center. Thomas is a co-author on The Jonathan Letters with Michael Trout in 2005, and a contributing author on the Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents book in 2018. Both books are available on tkcchaddock.org.

Lori works from an attachment-focused perspective. With the understanding that attachment develops in early childhood, and dysfunctional patterns may develop based on early experiences, Lori believes that nurturing healthy attachments is integral to the healing process. This attachment-focused work is especially geared towards counseling children and their parents. Children who have experienced trauma, are in the foster care system, or are adopted are some of her favorite clients.

Lori has an extensive history working with children who have experienced trauma, beginning as a foster and adoptive parent, which led to her interest in entering the field of counseling. Lori has completed many trainings, including a 40-hour Nurturing Attachments Postgraduate Training by Deborah Gray. She also earned certificates in Crisis Pregnancy Coaching through Light University. In addition to co-authoring The Jonathan Letters (2005), and contributing to Attachment Theory In Action, she is also a contributing author to The Hope-Filled Parent (2008), Hope for Healing (2011). She is an active advocate and public speaker on children’s issues. She is the mother of seven children, three through birth and four through adoption. She served on the Board of Directors of The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) for nine years. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, their youngest child, and two dogs.

Aug 27, 2019
Phyllis Cohen: The Building Blocks Program for Therapists - Part 2
24:59

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Karen Buckwalter concludes her discussion with Phyllis Cohen, Founder and Director of the New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence, on Cohen's Building Blocks program for therapists.

Dr. Cohen has developed the Building Blocks Program where she teaches and supervises therapists who work dyadically with birth mothers and young children in foster care at an agency in NYC. She has also been a volunteer doing assessments and writing affidavits in the Immigration and Asylum Seeker Project at NYU.

Dr. Cohen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU, and is in private practice in Brooklyn, New York.

Aug 20, 2019
Phyllis Cohen: The Building Blocks Program for Therapists - Part 1
28:58

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Phyllis Cohen,Founder and Director of the New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence, for part one of their discussion on Cohen's Building Blocks program for therapists. Part two will be released on Tuesday, August 20th.

Dr. Cohen has developed the Building Blocks Program where she teaches and supervises therapists who work dyadically with birth mothers and young children in foster care at an agency in NYC. She has also been a volunteer doing assessments and writing affidavits in the Immigration and Asylum Seeker Project at NYU.

Dr. Cohen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU, and is in private practice in Brooklyn, New York.

Aug 13, 2019
Mary Koloroutis on the Impact Attachment Theory Has on Healthcare: Part 2
27:37

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Mary Koloroutis, CEO of Creative Healthcare Management and Board Member of The Knowledge Center, for part two of their discussion on the impact Attachment Theory can and does have on healthcare.

Mary has spent more than four decades advancing relationship-based cultures in health care organizations. She partners with clients to identify and maximize the strengths and capacities of teams and whole systems. The results speak for themselves: measurable improvement including widespread alignment with core values and principles.

Mary has been instrumental in the creation of numerous highly successful programs, including Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring, adopted by leading health care systems worldwide. She is a co-creator, author, and editor of the Relationship-Based Care series of books and workshops. Her belief in the importance of patient-clinician attunement led to the development of the See Me as a Person workshop and book co-created with psychologist Michael Trout. Most recently, Mary is a contributing author and co-editor of Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures.

Aug 06, 2019
Mary Koloroutis on the Impact Attachment Theory on Healthcare: Part 1
28:17

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Mary Koloroutis, CEO of Creative Healthcare Management and Board Member of The Knowledge Center to discuss the impact Attachment Theory can and does have on healthcare.

Mary has spent more than four decades advancing relationship-based cultures in health care organizations. She partners with clients to identify and maximize the strengths and capacities of teams and whole systems. The results speak for themselves: measurable improvement including widespread alignment with core values and principles.

Mary has been instrumental in the creation of numerous highly successful programs, including Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring, adopted by leading health care systems worldwide. She is a co-creator, author, and editor of the Relationship-Based Care series of books and workshops. Her belief in the importance of patient-clinician attunement led to the development of the See Me as a Person workshop and book co-created with psychologist Michael Trout. Most recently, Mary is a contributing author and co-editor of Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures.

Jul 30, 2019
David Wallin on the Necessity of the Therapist's Self-Revelation: Part 2
32:35

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Dr. David Wallin for part two of their conversation on attachment in psychotherapy, the importance and necessity of the therapist's self-revelation, and the impact on the therapist's own psychology.

David Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany, California.  A magna cum laudegraduate of Harvard who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, he has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for more than three decades. Attachment in Psychotherapy, his most recent book,is presently being translated into a dozen languages. He is also the co-author (with Stephen Goldbart) of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness, and the Capacity to Love.  He has lectured on attachment and psychotherapy in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. For further information, please visit www.attachmentinpsychotherapy.com

Jul 23, 2019
David Wallin on the Necessity of the Therapist's Self-Revelation: Part 1
29:45

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Karen Buckwalter welcomes Dr. David Wallin for part one of their conversation on attachment in psychotherapy, the importance and necessity of the therapist's self-revelation, and the impact on the therapist's own psychology. Part two will be released Tuesday July 23rd at noon, EDT.

David Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany, California.  A magna cum laudegraduate of Harvard who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, he has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for more than three decades. Attachment in Psychotherapy, his most recent book,is presently being translated into a dozen languages. He is also the co-author (with Stephen Goldbart) of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness, and the Capacity to Love.  He has lectured on attachment and psychotherapy in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. For further information, please visit www.attachmentinpsychotherapy.com

Jul 16, 2019
Dr. Marni Feuerman - How Our Attachment History Impacts Our Partner Choices: Part 2
24:51

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Marni Feuerman conclude their conversation on how our attachment past informs our current romantic lives, the topic of her new book, Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships. 

Dr. Marni Feuerman is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in South Florida. She holds a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in psychology. She is both a certified emotionally focused couples therapist and discernment counselor.  She is a nationally recognized relationship and marriage expert with an array of media contributions appearing on Time, HuffPo, Bustle, Reader's Digest, and many others. As a freelance writer, Dr. Marni has numerous syndicated articles appearing on HuffPo, The Gottman Institute, Dr. Oz's ShareCare, and YourTango.com. She is the former marriage expert for About.com and has over one hundred articles on their family of websites. Dr. Marni wrote her debut self-help book titled, Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Ghosted and Breadcrumbed is an insightful book full of solutions to help women break free from painful and repetitive patterns in dating and relationships.

Jul 09, 2019
Dr. Marni Feuerman - How Our Attachment History Impacts Our Partner Choices: Part 1
31:32

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Marni Feuerman for part one of their conversation on how our attachment past informs our current romantic lives, the topic of her new book, Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships. Part two will be released Tuesday July 9th at noon, EDT.

Dr. Marni Feuerman is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in South Florida. She holds a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in psychology. She is both a certified emotionally focused couples therapist and discernment counselor.  She is a nationally recognized relationship and marriage expert with an array of media contributions appearing on Time, HuffPo, Bustle, Reader's Digest, and many others. As a freelance writer, Dr. Marni has numerous syndicated articles appearing on HuffPo, The Gottman Institute, Dr. Oz's ShareCare, and YourTango.com. She is the former marriage expert for About.com and has over one hundred articles on their family of websites. Dr. Marni wrote her debut self-help book titled, Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Ghosted and Breadcrumbed is an insightful book full of solutions to help women break free from painful and repetitive patterns in dating and relationships.

Jul 02, 2019
Dr. Margaret Blaustein- What is the ARC Model? Part 2
27:44

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter concludes her two part discussion with Dr. Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D. and co-developer of the ARC Model on exactly what the ARC Model, or Attachment Regulation and Competency, is.

Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her study has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress.

With Kristine Kinniburgh, Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010). She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and abroad. Dr. Blaustein is currently the Director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA, and is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.

Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Margaret Blaustein- What is the ARC Model? Part 1
31:53

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Margaret Blaustein, Ph.D. and co-developer of the ARC Model in part one of their discussion on exactly what the ARC Model, or Attachment Regulation and Competency, is.

Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her study has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress.

With Kristine Kinniburgh, Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010). She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and abroad. Dr. Blaustein is currently the Director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA, and is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.

Jun 18, 2019
Donna Potter on The Problem with RAD Diagnosis, Part 2
29:03

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter concludes her two part conversation with Donna Potter, LCSW and Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine, about the problems with RAD, or Reactive Attachment Disorder, Diagnosis.

Donna Potter, has worked with traumatized children and families since 1992 and has been an instructor for Duke University’s Department of Psychiatry since 2000. She is endorsed as a trainer by the developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She currently serves as the lead trainer and senior clinical faculty consultant for these two models for the NC Child Treatment Program at CCFH.

Ms. Potter has provided consultation to the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse on issues of diagnosis and treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), including having co-written the clinical guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of RAD. She has provided training to child welfare using NCTSN’s Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit and to community clinicians providing military-informed treatment to members of the military and their families through the Welcome Back Veterans Project.

Jun 11, 2019
Donna Potter on The Problem with RAD Diagnosis, Part 1
27:03

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter starts her two part conversation with Donna Potter, LCSW and Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine, about the problems with RAD, or Reactive Attachment Disorder, Diagnosis.

Donna Potter, has worked with traumatized children and families since 1992 and has been an instructor for Duke University’s Department of Psychiatry since 2000. She is endorsed as a trainer by the developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She currently serves as the lead trainer and senior clinical faculty consultant for these two models for the NC Child Treatment Program at CCFH.

Ms. Potter has provided consultation to the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse on issues of diagnosis and treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), including having co-written the clinical guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of RAD. She has provided training to child welfare using NCTSN’s Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit and to community clinicians providing military-informed treatment to members of the military and their families through the Welcome Back Veterans Project.

Jun 04, 2019
Roy Kiessling on EMDR from an attachment based perspective - Part Two
19:54

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter continues her conversation with Roy Kiessling, LISW and an
EMDRIA approved consultant and training provider. Roy and Karen are discussing the use of EMDR from an attachment-based perspective.

From 2001 until 2013, Roy was one of Francine Shapiro’s Senior Trainers for her for-profit institute and her humanitarian non-profit organization. In 2013, he formed EMDR Consulting, a national network of trainers presenting his EMDRIA approved basic course: Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice. Since 2013, he has personally conducted nearly 100 basic training courses and over 65 EMDRIA approved advanced specialty courses and conference presentations within the United States as well as internationally in Singapore, Scotland, The Middle East and Canada.

May 28, 2019
Roy Kiessling on EMDR from an attachment based perspective - Part One
25:19

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, host Karen Buckwalter begins a two part conversation with Roy Kiessling, LISW and an
EMDRIA approved consultant and training provider. Roy and Karen will explore the use of EMDR from an attachment-based perspective.

From 2001 until 2013, Roy was one of Francine Shapiro’s Senior Trainers for her for-profit institute and her humanitarian non-profit organization. In 2013, he formed EMDR Consulting, a national network of trainers presenting his EMDRIA approved basic course: Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice. Since 2013, he has personally conducted nearly 100 basic training courses and over 65 EMDRIA approved advanced specialty courses and conference presentations within the United States as well as internationally in Singapore, Scotland, The Middle East and Canada.

May 21, 2019
Dr. Judith Eckerle on The importance of Global Assessments When Looking at Attachment Issues, Part Two
23:45

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, Karen will continue her conversation with Dr. Judith Eckerle, director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic in Minneapolis, MN, on the importance of global assessments when looking at attachment issues. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Eckerle completed a pediatrics residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in international adoption at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

An international adoptee from South Korea, Dr. Eckerle feels a close bond to adopted children and their families. Her personal history combined with her medical training strengthens her perspective as she works with children on health and transition issues.

May 14, 2019
Dr. Judith Eckerle on The Importance of Global Assessments When Looking at Attachment Issues, Part One
25:22

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, Karen will introduce us to Dr. Judith Eckerle, director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic in Minneapolis, MN, who will talk about the importance of global assessments when looking at attachment issues. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Eckerle completed a pediatrics residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in international adoption at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

An international adoptee from South Korea, Dr. Eckerle feels a close bond to adopted children and their families. Her personal history combined with her medical training strengthens her perspective as she works with children on health and transition issues. 

May 07, 2019
Jim Harlow on Using the Adult Attachment Interview, Part Two
21:12

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, Karen will introduce us to Jim Harlow, who will explore the use of the Adult Attachment Interview. 

Jim is the adoptive father of 5.  He and his wife adopted each of their kids individually about 30-35 years ago here in north Texas through the foster care system.  The children came at different ages (3 months to 15 years old) and from diverse backgrounds.  They have all now made it to adulthood, educating Jim in the process.  

Other education includes an MA in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and four years working with the TCU Institute of Child Development.

Apr 30, 2019
Jim Harlow on Using the Adult Attachment Interview, Part One
26:58

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Today, Karen will introduce us to Jim Harlow, who will explore the use of the Adult Attachment Interview. 

Jim is the adoptive father of 5.  He and his wife adopted each of their kids individually about 30-35 years ago here in north Texas through the foster care system.  The children came at different ages (3 months to 15 years old) and from diverse backgrounds.  They have all now made it to adulthood, educating Jim in the process.  

Other education includes an MA in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and four years working with the TCU Institute of Child Development.

Apr 23, 2019
Ruth Setlak on the Impact of PANS/PANDAS/Lyme on Clinical Work, Part Two
24:08

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action, a weekly podcast presented by The Knowledge Center at Chaddock. Our Podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists working with clients from an attachment-based perspective.

Your host Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Ruth Setlak, who will discuss the impact of PANS/PANDAS/Lyme disease on clinical work.

Ruth has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky with a speciality in mental health and is currently a clinical social worker in Colorado. Her education and training has primarily focused around child/parent attachment, neuro-developmental disorders, adoption, medical disorders such as PANS/PANDAS and chronic illnesses, as well as trauma, parenting dynamics, and building healthy relational dynamics. Ruth is certified in EMDR and DIR/Floortime, as well as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Ruth is very passionate about learning brain-based interventions to help her clients.

Apr 16, 2019
Ruth Setlak on the Impact of PANS/PANDAS/Lyme on Clinical Work, Part One
25:39

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action, a weekly podcast presented by The Knowledge Center at Chaddock. Our Podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists working with clients from an attachment-based perspective.

Your host Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Ruth Setlak, who will discuss the impact of PANS/PANDAS/Lyme disease on clinical work.

Ruth has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky with a speciality in mental health and is currently a clinical social worker in Colorado. Her education and training has primarily focused around child/parent attachment, neuro-developmental disorders, adoption, medical disorders such as PANS/PANDAS and chronic illnesses, as well as trauma, parenting dynamics, and building healthy relational dynamics. Ruth is certified in EMDR and DIR/Floortime, as well as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Ruth is very passionate about learning brain-based interventions to help her clients.

Apr 09, 2019
Paris Goodyear-Brown on Play Therapy and Attachment Issues, Part Two
28:19

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Paris Goodyear-Brown, who will discuss play therapy and attachment issues. This episode is the second of a two-part series with Paris! 

Paris Goodyear-Brown is the founder and director of Nurture House and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens. A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. She provides play therapy and licensure supervision and consults with various school districts, agencies and mental health organizations to help develop play therapy programs and create more developmentally sensitive programming. With trainings in Morocco, Australia, and Sweden, as well as frequent domestic presentations, she is best known for developing clinically sound, played-based interventions that are used to treat a variety of childhood problems. She has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education. She is the author of multiple books, chapters and articles related to child therapy. Her newest books include Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual AbuseIdentification, Assessment, and TreatmentPlay Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults. For the whole of her career, she has carried a vision of a place – a home – in which the space itself would help children and parents feel safe, nurtured and ready to do the deep work of healing. Although it looks like a playhouse – and her child clients call it  “the kid’s palace” -the fun, highly playful environment helps the hard stuff go down easier.  

Apr 02, 2019
Paris Goodyear-Brown on Play Therapy and Attachment Issues, Part One
26:57

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Paris Goodyear-Brown, who will discuss play therapy and attachment issues. This episode is the first of a two-part series with Paris! 

Paris Goodyear-Brown is the founder and director of Nurture House and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens. A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. She provides play therapy and licensure supervision and consults with various school districts, agencies and mental health organizations to help develop play therapy programs and create more developmentally sensitive programming. With trainings in Morocco, Australia, and Sweden, as well as frequent domestic presentations, she is best known for developing clinically sound, played-based interventions that are used to treat a variety of childhood problems. She has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education. She is the author of multiple books, chapters and articles related to child therapy. Her newest books include Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual AbuseIdentification, Assessment, and TreatmentPlay Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults. For the whole of her career, she has carried a vision of a place – a home – in which the space itself would help children and parents feel safe, nurtured and ready to do the deep work of healing. Although it looks like a playhouse – and her child clients call it  “the kid’s palace” -the fun, highly playful environment helps the hard stuff go down easier.  

Mar 26, 2019
Curt Thompson on How our Attachment History Impacts our Relationship with God, Part Two
28:20

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Curt Thompson, M.D., who will discuss how our attachment history impacts our relationship with God. 

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC, and The Center for Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Souland The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Throughout his career, along with treating adults, adolescents, and families, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.    

He has specific expertise in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it reflects important tenants of Christian faith, providing opportunities to comprehend and experience that same faith in fresh trustworthy ways. Much of his work is now committed to training other professionals across cultures and in multiple vocational domains in the same material.

He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia. He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship, a congregation of the Mennonite church, in Washington, D.C. His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and involvement in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry.

Mar 19, 2019
Curt Thompson on How our Attachment History Impacts our Relationship with God, Part One
32:28

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Curt Thompson, M.D., who will discuss how our attachment history impacts our relationship with God. 

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC, and The Center for Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Throughout his career, along with treating adults, adolescents, and families, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.    

He has specific expertise in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it reflects important tenants of Christian faith, providing opportunities to comprehend and experience that same faith in fresh trustworthy ways. Much of his work is now committed to training other professionals across cultures and in multiple vocational domains in the same material.

He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia. He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship, a congregation of the Mennonite church, in Washington, D.C. His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and involvement in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry.

Mar 12, 2019
Bonnie Badenoch on the Myth of Self-Regulation, Part Two
32:14

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Bonnie Badenoch, who will explore the myth of self-regulation. This week's episode is the first in a two-part series with Ms Badenoch, so be sure to tune in next week for part two!

Bonnie Badenoch, LMFT, therapist, mentor, teacher, and author, has spent the last 15 years integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. In 2008, she co-founded the nonprofit agency Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind to offer this work to the community of therapists, healthcare providers, and others interested in becoming therapeutic presences in the world. For 25 years, she has supported trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds to reshape their neural landscapes for a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. These days, Bonnie takes joy in offering immersion trainings for therapists and others. These year-long groups cultivate the capacity for presence through the development of deep listening and the embodiment of the principles of interpersonal neurobiology. Her conviction that wisdom about the relational brain can support healing experiences for people at every age led to the publication of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2008 and The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook in 2011. Bonnie’s latest writing is The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships (2017)These books seek to build a bridge between science and practice with clarity, compassion, and heart.

Mar 05, 2019
Bonnie Badenoch on the Myth of Self-Regulation, Part One
26:18

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Bonnie Badenoch, who will explore the myth of self-regulation. This week's episode is the first in a two-part series with Ms Badenoch, so be sure to tune in next week for part two!

Bonnie Badenoch, LMFT, therapist, mentor, teacher, and author, has spent the last 15 years integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. In 2008, she co-founded the nonprofit agency Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind to offer this work to the community of therapists, healthcare providers, and others interested in becoming therapeutic presences in the world. For 25 years, she has supported trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds to reshape their neural landscapes for a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. These days, Bonnie takes joy in offering immersion trainings for therapists and others. These year-long groups cultivate the capacity for presence through the development of deep listening and the embodiment of the principles of interpersonal neurobiology. Her conviction that wisdom about the relational brain can support healing experiences for people at every age led to the publication of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2008 and The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook in 2011. Bonnie’s latest writing is The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships (2017)These books seek to build a bridge between science and practice with clarity, compassion, and heart.

Feb 26, 2019
Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok on Reflective Supervision and Attachment-Based Therapy
32:37

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, who will discuss reflective supervision and attachment-based therapy.

Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW, PhD, is a clinician, teacher and author in the pregnancy and parenting through preschool fields; is among the developers of reflective supervision; of integrating mindfulness into the fields of early childhood mental health and care; of interweaving mental health services in community-based settings; and of training professionals across disciplines together since 1980. With degrees and experience as clinical psychologist, social worker and early childhood educator, and extensive experience in psychoanalysis, infant mental health, mindfulness, and in developmentally and/or traumatically challenged young children and their parents, Dr. Shahmoon-Shanok developed a model that integrates mental health consultation plus a range of successful mental health services within childcare and Head Start utilizing peer play psychotherapy for a variety of children with serious challenges. She is a CPP Trainer. After participating in Undoing Racism Workshops over a dozen years, she has participated in the Harris Foundation’s Tenets Workgroup since 2012. Founding CEO/Academic Director of Collaborations for Growth and Senior Research Associate for Relationships for Growth & Learning, Center for Attachment Research, New School for Social Research, she served as board member of Zero to Three for thirty-six years and is the founder of the New York Zero-to-Three Network, continuing on its board. Dr. Shahmoon-Shanok currently gives workshops and short courses on reflective supervision, and co-chairs the Reflective Supervision Collaborative which is becoming the first long-term training for reflective supervisors and trainers across the country and an online clearing house of RS materials.

Feb 19, 2019
Rebecca S. Molitor on Facilitating Prenatal Bonding
36:59

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Rebecca S. Molitor, who will explore how to facilitate prenatal bonding. 

Rebecca Molitor considers herself fortunate to do every day what she is most passionate about...partnering with individuals and families to connect and reconnect with each other and themselves through gaining understanding, acceptance and creating changes in a compassionate manner. After working as a therapist in child social services for over a decade, Rebecca branched into private practice specializing in work with children from birth into adulthood, with an emphasis on attachment, trauma, mindfulness and self-acceptance. She has been involved in Illinois Early Intervention since 2000 as a Developmental Therapist, Psychological Service Provider and Evaluator, and currently as the Social Emotional Consultant for CFC 21 and 22. Rebecca has presented on a variety of topics related to prenatal attachment, development, children, working with families, and provider self-nurturance throughout Illinois to schools, community groups and agencies, home visiting programs and conferences. Most recently, Rebecca has ventured into the prenatal world, becoming one of the first certified Prenatal Bonding (BA) Facilitators and trainer-in-training for the United States.

Feb 12, 2019
George Downing on the Use of Video Intervention Therapy to Strengthen Mentalization
38:18

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to George Downing, who will discuss how the use of Video Intervention Therapy can strengthen mentalization.

George Downing, Ph. D., an American psychologist, lives in Paris where he is on the teaching faculties of Salpétrière Hospital and Paris University VIII. He also teaches clinical seminars at the universities of Munich, Heidelberg, Padua, and the New School for Social Research, New York.

He is the author of numerous articles on video intervention, on child development research, and on other aspects of psychotherapy.

For more information on George Downing and Video Intervention Therapy, visit http://www.vit-downing.com/ 

Feb 05, 2019
Deborah Gray on How Grief and Loss Impact Attachment
32:30

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Deborah Gray, who will discuss how grief and loss impact attachment. 

As a bonus for our listeners, Deborah has made available a downloadable handout to supplement this week's episode. Be sure to check it out at the link below!

https://www.theknowledgecenteratchaddock.com/grief-and-loss

Deborah Gray, MPA, LICSW specializes in the attachment, grief, and trauma issues of children in her practice, Nurturing Attachments. Her passion is to help families develop close, satisfying relationships

In 2015 Deborah received a lifetime achievement award from the International ATTACh organization for her contributions to the attachment field. Deborah is core faculty for the Attachment/Trauma-Focused Therapy Program and Portland State University Foster and Adoption Therapy Program. She was the Henry Meier Practitioner in Residence at the University of WA School of Social Work.

Deborah Gray is a popular presenter due to her practical and positive approaches. She continues to work in a clinical practice with parents and children, who help to teach her new approaches and techniques every day. 

Deborah is the author of the books: Promoting Healthy Attachments: Hands-on Techniques to Use with Your Clients, Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents, Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma, Attaching with Love, Hugs, and Joy, and co-author of Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child.  

Deborah provides additional information at Nurturingattachments.com

Jan 29, 2019
Susan Hart on Attunement and Brain Development: Why Attachment Matters, Part Two
25:44

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Susan Hart, who will discuss the role of attachment in attunement and brain development. This is the second of a two-part interview with Dr. Hart, so be sure to check out last week's episode if you missed out on part one! 

Susan Hart, Ph.D. is a psychologist, specialist and supervisor in psychotherapy and child psychology. With a background in child psychiatry, family and adult therapy, Susan is now self-employed. She is the originator of the neuroaffective development theory, which is based on modern brain research, and which she began to develop about 20 years ago by connecting neuroscience with developmental psychology. Her overriding goal is to develop assessment methods aimed at providing the right intervention method for individual child or family by identifying and mapping their zone of proximal development. She is currently developing ways to translate the neuroaffective concept into practice through her extensive lecture and workshop activity, publications, manuals and the present doctoral dissertation, which is based on research into newly developed assessment methods within the neuroaffective framework. She is the author, co-author and editor of 14 books on trauma, dissociation and neuroaffective developmental psychology and psychotherapy. Four of her books have been translated and published in English. Together with colleagues she has also developed two developmental programmes, one for children’s groups and one for parent’s groups.

Jan 22, 2019
Susan Hart on Attunement and Brain Development: Why Attachment Matters, Part One
19:41

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Susan Hart, who will discuss the role of attachment in attunement and brain development. 

Susan Hart, Ph.D. is a psychologist, specialist and supervisor in psychotherapy and child psychology. With a background in child psychiatry, family and adult therapy, Susan is now self-employed. She is the originator of the neuroaffective development theory, which is based on modern brain research, and which she began to develop about 20 years ago by connecting neuroscience with developmental psychology. Her overriding goal is to develop assessment methods aimed at providing the right intervention method for individual child or family by identifying and mapping their zone of proximal development. She is currently developing ways to translate the neuroaffective concept into practice through her extensive lecture and workshop activity, publications, manuals and the present doctoral dissertation, which is based on research into newly developed assessment methods within the neuroaffective framework. She is the author, co-author and editor of 14 books on trauma, dissociation and neuroaffective developmental psychology and psychotherapy. Four of her books have been translated and published in English. Together with colleagues she has also developed two developmental programmes, one for children’s groups and one for parent’s groups.

Jan 15, 2019
Robyn Gobbel on the Use of Rhythm and Movement in Therapy
34:24

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Robyn Gobbel, who will speak on the use of rhythm and movement in therapy. 

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S is a psychotherapist specializing in adoption, attachment, and trauma. She is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center.  Robyn works with young children and their families, as well as adults.  She is a speaker, trainer, and writer whose greatest superpower is being with people in a way that makes them feel seen, gotten, heard, and deeply cared for.  

Jan 08, 2019
Dr. Casey Call Explores TBRI
27:24

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Casey Call, who will explore her experiences in TBRI. 

Dr. Casey Call is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD). She serves in various capacities at the Purvis Institute including research, training, and outreach connected to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Casey also teaches, advises, and mentors TCU students in the Child Development undergraduate and graduate programs. Casey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and is a registered Circle of Security® parent educator. She has also received training in Theraplay® Level One and in scoring the Strange Situation Protocol.

Casey holds Masters degrees in Elementary Education, Counseling, and Developmental Psychology from TCU, as well as a Ph.D in Developmental Psychology. 

 

Note: This episode was originally broadcast on April 18, 2018. Happy Holidays! 

Jan 01, 2019
Dan Hughes on Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy
26:40

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Daniel Hughes, Ph.D., who will discuss Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). 

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a limited practice in South Portland, Maine.  He founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and who demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma.  This treatment occurs in a family setting and the treatment model has expanded to become a general model of family treatment.   He has spent over 40 years helping children and youth reach their full potential and reconnect with others in their lives.

 

Note: This episode was originally published on May 29, 2018. Happy Holidays to you all! 

Dec 25, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Twelve: What I've Learned to be Modest About
18:25

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will discuss what sort of lessons were learned from years of working with babies and what he's learned to be modest about in his years of experience.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the twelfth and final episode in our twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Check out our feed for previous episodes in this series - you won't want to miss them! We hope you've enjoyed this in-depth series - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the next exciting and informative edition of Attachment Theory in Action! 

Dec 18, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Eleven: What Lessons Were Learned from Years of Working with Babies?
24:09

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will discuss what sort of lessons were learned from years of working with babies.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the eleventh in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in next week for the conclusion of our series with Michael Trout!  

Dec 11, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Ten: How Scientific Advances Added New Dimensions to Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Part Two
23:26

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will discuss how scientific advances added new dimensions to infant/child-parent psychotherapy.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the tenth in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Dec 04, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Nine: How Scientific Advances Added New Dimensions to Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Part One
21:08

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will discuss how scientific advances added new dimensions to infant/child-parent psychotherapy.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the ninth in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Nov 27, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Eight: Application of the Concepts of Infant Parent Psychotherapy to Therapy with Adults, Part Two
22:50

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will speak on the application of the concepts in infant parent psychotherapy to therapy with adults.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the eighth in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Nov 20, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Seven: Application of the Concepts of Infant Parent Psychotherapy to Therapy with Adults, Part One
28:37

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will speak on the application of the concepts in infant parent psychotherapy to therapy with adults.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the seventh in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Nov 13, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Six: Early Efforts of Applying Attachment Theory to Daily Life - Part Two
32:35

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will speak on early efforts to apply attachment theory to daily life.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the sixth in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Nov 06, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Five: Early Efforts of Applying Attachment Theory to Daily Life
26:15

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will speak on early efforts to apply attachment theory to daily life.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the fifth in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Oct 30, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Four: The Evolution and Expansion of Infant-Parent Psychotherapy, Part Two
21:29

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will speak on the evolution and expansion of infant-parent psychotherapy. 

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the fourth in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Oct 23, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Three: The Evolution and Expansion of Infant-Parent Psychotherapy
29:12

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will speak on the evolution and expansion of infant-parent psychotherapy. 

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the third in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Oct 16, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode Two: What We Can Learn from the Early Days of Infant-Parent Psychotherapy
28:29

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will explore what we can learn from the early days of infant-parent psychotherapy.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the second in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Oct 09, 2018
Conversations with Michael Trout, Episode One: The Origins of Infant-Parent Psychotherapy
29:54

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michael Trout, who will discuss the origins of infant-parent psychotherapy.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

This episode is the first in a twelve-part series with Mr. Trout. Be sure to tune in over the following weeks for more from Michael Trout! 

Oct 02, 2018
Dr. Ira Chasnoff on the Impact of Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Usage on Child Development, Part Two of Two
19:10

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Ira Chasnoff, who will discuss the impact of prenatal drug and alcohol usage on child development. 

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., an award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. Dr. Chasnoff received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored eleven books; his most recent book, The Mystery of Risk, explores the biological and environmental factors that impact the ultimate development of alcohol- and drug-exposed children and presents practical strategies for helping children reach their full potential at home and in the classroom.

Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Ira Chasnoff on the Impact of Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Usage on Child Development, Part One of Two
23:20

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Ira Chasnoff, who will discuss the impact of prenatal drug and alcohol usage on child development. 

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., an award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. Dr. Chasnoff received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored eleven books; his most recent book, The Mystery of Risk, explores the biological and environmental factors that impact the ultimate development of alcohol- and drug-exposed children and presents practical strategies for helping children reach their full potential at home and in the classroom.

Sep 18, 2018
Dr. Ronald Federici on Adoption, Trauma, and Attachment - Part Two
38:02

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter, will introduce you to Dr. Ron Federici. This episode is the first of a two-part series with Dr. Federici, so be sure to join us next week for part two!

Dr. Ronald Federici is regarded as the country's expert in Developmental Neuropsychology for children from adoption-trauma backgrounds.

He has written books and hundreds of publications regarding the damaging effects of childhood maltreatment, ranging from Developmental Trauma Disorder; FASD/drug exposure affecting attachment in children; traumatic autism; and reconstructive therapy.

Dr. Federici is CEO of Care For Children International, which offers comprehensive services for children and families in the USA and abroad, specializing in complex cases that have been unresponsive to past interventions.

Dr. Federici is the Father of 9 children, 8 adopted from very traumatic backgrounds who have grown into very productive adults. Dr Federici also teaches and lectures internationally.

Sep 11, 2018
Dr. Ronald Federici on Adoption, Trauma, and Attachment - Part One
34:45

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter, will introduce you to Dr. Ron Federici. This episode is the first of a two-part series with Dr. Federici, so be sure to join us next week for part two!

Dr. Ronald Federici is regarded as the country's expert in Developmental Neuropsychology for children from adoption-trauma backgrounds. 

He has written books and hundreds of publications regarding the damaging effects of childhood maltreatment, ranging from Developmental Trauma Disorder; FASD/drug exposure affecting attachment in children; traumatic autism; and reconstructive therapy. 

Dr. Federici is CEO of Care For Children International, which offers comprehensive services for children and families in the USA and abroad, specializing in complex cases that have been unresponsive to past interventions. 

Dr. Federici is the Father of 9 children, 8 adopted from very traumatic backgrounds who have grown into very productive adults. Dr Federici also teaches and lectures internationally.

 

Sep 04, 2018
Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao on Adoption and Development
33:55

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, who will discuss adoption and development. 

Dr. Pavao was the Founder and CEO of Center for Family Connections, Inc. in Cambridge and New York, Founder and Director of Riverside After Adoption Consulting and Training, Pre/Post Adoption Consulting and Training, and All Adoption Consulting and Training. 

Dr. Pavao has done extensive training, both nationally and internationally.  She is a lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and she has consulted to various public and private child welfare agencies, adoption agencies, schools, and community groups, as well as probate and family court judges, lawyers, and clergy.  Additionally, she has worked closely with individuals and families touched by adoption, foster care, and other complex blended family constructions.

 

Aug 28, 2018
Melanie Chung-Sherman on the Intersection of Transracial Adoption and Attachment
46:25

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Melanie Chung-Sherman, who will discuss transracial adoption and attachment

Melanie has worked in the field of child welfare--specifically adoption and foster care that spans international adoption, private/domestic adoption, kinship adoption, foster care and matched-adoption for over 19 years. Her specialties include Adoption centered-psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups; Theraplay; EMDR; Trauma-focused intervention; Adult Attachment Interview; Adoption Lifespan Issues; and Complex grief and loss among other specialties.

Aug 21, 2018
Andrew Leeds on EMDR Therapy
37:03

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Andrew Leeds, who will discuss his work in EMDR therapy. 

Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist with over 40 years of private practice experience. He completed EMDR training in 1991. He has conducted EMDR training for 13,000 clinicians in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan and presented at numerous conferences. He is the author of the 2016 book, A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols, journal articles and book chapters. He served as Director on the EMDRIA Board 2003-2005. He serves on the Journal of EMDR Editorial Board and is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, offering EMDRIA and EMDR Europe approved basic training in EMDR.

Aug 14, 2018
Evangeline Munns on Applications of Group Theraplay
38:45

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Evangeline Munns, who will discuss applications of group Theraplay. 

Dr. Munns  is a certified trainer/supervisor with the Theraplay Institute, Association of Play Therapy, and Canadian Association of Play Therapy. She has led numerous workshops nationally and internationally, authored 2 books plus many articles, supervises and has won several national awards for her work.

 

Aug 07, 2018
A Discussion with Howard Steele about Reflective Function and Mentalization
28:16

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Howard Steele, who will discuss reflective function and mentalization.

Howard Steele, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Clinical Psychology, at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At the New School,  Dr. Steele co-directs (with Dr. M. Steele) the Center for Attachment Research, www.attachmentresearch.com. Howard Steele is also senior and founding editor of the international journal, Attachment and Human Development, and founding president of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies, www.seasintnational.org. Together with Miriam Steele, and Anne Murphy, Howard Steele helped pioneer and test the efficacy of the Group Attachment-Based Intervention (GABI), currently being delivered in all five boroughs of New York City, supported by the Administration of Children’s Services, New York City.

Howard Steele is among the 2017 Bowlby-Ainsworth Awardees so recognized by the Center for Mental Health Promotion and the New York Attachment Consortium.   H. Steele is editor (with Miriam Steele) of the 2008 book, Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, and the 2018 Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions, both published by the Guilford Press, New York.  Howard Steele is a member of the Adult Attachment Interview Trainers’ Consortium https://attachment-training.com/training/

 

Jul 24, 2018
Sandra Lindaman Explores Polyvagal Theory
48:25

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Sandra Lindaman, who will discuss her work in exploring polyvagal theory.

Sandra Lindaman is a Certified Theraplay® Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, and the Senior Training Advisor for The Theraplay® Institute in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She has a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University-Chicago, and completed a one year clinical externship in the Family Systems Program at the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois-Chicago. She also has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University and worked in that field for many years. She has been with The Theraplay® Institute since 1990, served as Executive Director from 1993 to 1999, and currently serves on our business development, research and training committees. She co-authored three chapters in the 2009 third edition of Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play, and has published a number of other chapters and articles about Theraplay. Sandra has been very involved in the training and supervision of professionals in the Theraplay model throughout the United States, Canada, England, Finland, Japan, South Korea and Sweden. In 2004 she received the Ann M. Jernberg award for outstanding contribution to Theraplay.

Jul 13, 2018
Carissa Woodwyk: Are We Listening? The Importance of Feeling Known
33:08

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Carissa Woodwyk, who will discuss the importance of feeling known.  

Carissa Woodwyk is a Korean-born adoptee, wife, mama, writer, speaker, marriage and family therapist, advocate for the human heart. In each of these roles, she offers her story and voice in ways that invite people to connect with themselves, with others, with God. She is a co-author of Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory. She and her husband have two children and live near Grand Rapids, MI.

 

 

 

Jul 03, 2018
Debbie Reed Discusses "Attachment Theory In Action"
30:59

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Debbie Reed, who will discuss Attachment Theory in Action, for which she and Karen served as coeditors. 

Debbie Reed has 30 years of marketing, strategic planning and organizational leadership experience. For the past 24 years, she has been with Chaddock, having served as Director of Marketing, Director of Planning and Special Projects, Chief Operating Officer, and for the last twelve years as President/CEO of the agency that specializes in working with children and their families struggling with trauma and attachment issues.

Debbie serves as chair of the national board of the United Methodist Association, and on the board of the Illinois Great Rivers Alliance and as chair of the board of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also a frequent conference presenter on topics including leadership, strategic planning, innovation, quality assurance, marketing, and faith-based business accountability. In addition, Debbie writes a weekly leadership blog at reedaboutleadership.wordpress.com. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University, a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Bellevue University, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University. Debbie and her husband Brennan have been married for more than 30 years, and they have two sons, Tanner and Landon.

Jun 26, 2018
Saara Salo Discusses Theraplay in Pregnant Women
25:35

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Saara Salo.

Saara Salo is a clinical psychologist at the Helsinki University Central Hospital in Helsinki, Finland. She received her Ph. D. in developmental psychology from Helsinki University. In addition, Saara is a Theraplay-certified trainer, therapist, and supervisor, and a licensed Systemic Family Psychotherapist as well as a licensed Psychodynamic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist. Saara gives over 40 lectures or workshops per year in Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the UK. 

Jun 13, 2018
Jane D. Samuel on Communicating Adoption
34:38

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Jane Samuel, who will discuss communicating adoption. 

Jane D. Samuel is a bio and adoptive parent, writer, and serves as the Communications Director for the Attachment Trauma Network, a non-profit organization that supports, advocates on the behalf of, and provides education for families raising children from hard places.

 

Jun 05, 2018
Daniel Hughes on Understanding Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
27:04

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dan Hughes, who will discuss Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). 

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a limited practice in South Portland, Maine.  He founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and who demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma.  This treatment occurs in a family setting and the treatment model has expanded to become a general model of family treatment.   He has spent over 40 years helping children and youth reach their full potential and reconnect with others in their lives.

May 29, 2018
Cathy Schweitzer Discusses Family Therapy, Attachment, and EMDR
22:40

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Cathy Schweitzer, who will discuss her work in family therapy, attachment, and EMDR. 

Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP, is a licensed mental health practitioner, independent contractor, and partner with The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska in Omaha.

Cathy specializes in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in children and adolescents. She is level II trained and certified in EMDR. Cathy is one of the co-founders of The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and helped develop the EMDR and Family Therapy Integrative Model: Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children research project. Cathy is one of the co-founders of The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and is a co-author of books, articles, and chapters related to EMDR and traumatized children.  Cathy trains clinicians in the integrative model for the treatment of attachment trauma in children and she has presented her expertise nationally and internationally at numerous parent and professional conferences.  

May 16, 2018
Dr. Bonnie Goldstein Discusses Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Children
31:24

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Bonnie Goldstein, who will explore the use of sensorimotor psychotherapy in children. 

The focus of Dr. Bonnie Goldstein’s work is to foster and heal relationships through the lens of attachment theory, somatic and mindful awareness, and the dynamic interaction of group psychotherapy. She helps clients navigate through life’s complexities by addressing developmental issues, family systems, grief and loss counseling for children and adults, and transitions-to-adulthood. Her work integrates traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy with progressive psychotherapeutic interventions such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness exercises and EMDR. In 1989 Dr. Goldstein founded and has continued to direct the Lifespan Psychological Center, offering a training opportunity for clinical interns, school-search assistance, and ongoing weekly therapy groups helping children, adolescents and young-adults transition to the next stage of life as well as parenting groups addressing the multi-layered challenges of family interactions. She is the Associate Programming Director for Lifespan Learning Institute, offering professional training seminars which bring together leading professionals from around the world to present their latest research and critical thinking, specializing in a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to treating children, adolescents, and families.

May 08, 2018
Andrea Chatwin Explores Sleep-related Issues in Children
27:34

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Andrea Chatwin, who will discuss sleep-related issues with children.

Andrea Chatwin is the Founder and Clinical Director of A Child’s Song.

Andrea holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology and has extensive experience as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician. She specializes in effective responding to attachment and trauma, particularly focusing on children who have had caregiver losses and placement disruptions.

Andrea founded A Child's Song as a result of her passion for supporting adoptive and foster families in developing strong parent child connections. She is committed to providing adoptive parents the tools they need to be therapeutic parents. 

May 02, 2018
Dr. Casey Call discusses Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
27:33

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Casey Call, who will explore her experiences in TBRI. 

Dr. Casey Call is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD). She serves in various capacities at the Purvis Institute including research, training, and outreach connected to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Casey also teaches, advises, and mentors TCU students in the Child Development undergraduate and graduate programs. Casey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and is a registered Circle of Security® parent educator. She has also received training in Theraplay® Level One and in scoring the Strange Situation Protocol.

Casey holds Masters degrees in Elementary Education, Counseling, and Developmental Psychology from TCU, as well as a Ph.D in Developmental Psychology. 

Apr 18, 2018
Tiffany Sudela Junker Explores Connection versus Compliance
30:08

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Tiffany Sudela Junker, who will discuss connection versus compliance and parenting kids with attachment difficulties. 

Tiffany Sudela-Junker is mother to two children with vastly different trauma-based special needs. Her award winning documentary, “My Name Is Faith” captures the Junkers’ early journey, coming to terms with the impact their daughter’s difficult beginning would have on them all. With her own growth process as an example, Tif mentors and advocates for an “empathy + connection before correction” approach to parenting children with unique trauma-based special needs and stressing EXTRA mindfulness, humor, attunement, self-compassion and reciprocal atonement as key ingredients to helping tough kids achieve higher function and healthy, meaningful, resilience-building relationships.

Apr 11, 2018
Vivien Norris Discusses Her Work in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
29:32

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Vivien Norris, who will explore her work in DDP. 

Vivien is qualified as a Certified Theraplay® Therapist and a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Practitioner.  She has worked as an NHS psychologist and in private practice for many years and has developed considerable experience with foster and adoptive families. She has written for a number of publications and is experienced in providing supervision and training.

Mar 27, 2018
Ana Gomez explores a Comprehensive Approach to EMDR Therapy
29:32

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Ana Gomez, who will discuss attachment theory and how she uses EMDR therapy with both the parent and the child. 

Ana M Gomez, MC, LPC born in Colombia (South America)  is a psychotherapist in private practice, author of several books, chapters and articles, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents. In addition, Ana is an EMDRIA approved consultant; an EMDRIA advanced training provider, an EMDR Institute, EMDR-IBA and EMDR-HAP trainer.

Furthermore, Ana has received training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Theraplay, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), and the use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families affected by trauma and adversity for almost 20 years.

Mar 21, 2018
Phyllis Booth discusses the origins of Theraplay®
25:08

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Phyllis Booth, who will discuss the origins and early history of Theraplay. 

Phyllis Booth is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical professional counselor, and a registered play therapist and supervisor. Along with developmental psychologist Ann Jernberg, Booth helped establish the theoretical underpinnings of the Theraplay approach to child and family therapy. Later she developed the training program for Theraplay and designed the certication practicum for therapists who employed the method. She has trained therapists in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, and South Korea and is the author of Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships through Attachment-Based Play, now in its third edition.

Mar 13, 2018
Kenny Miller explores Developmental Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
32:30

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Kenny Miller, who will discuss the use and development of his Developmental Attachment-Based Psychotherapy model.

Kenny E. Miller, LCSW, is a clinical social worker in full-time private practice with Esperero Family Center of Tucson, Arizona. He has for twenty years trained agencies and clinicians nationally in understanding and treating developmental trauma. He has long sought a “unified field theory” for helping victims of attachment trauma and loss, and gets closer every day.

Feb 28, 2018
Stefanie Armstrong Discusses Treating Attachment Trauma and EMDR
22:51

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Stefanie Armstrong, who will discuss the use her work in treating attachment trauma in children as well as the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). 

Stefanie Armstrong MS, LIMHP, is a licensed independent mental health practioner, independent contractor, and partner with The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska in Omaha.

Stefanie specializes in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in children and adolescents. She is certified in EMDR and is an certified EMDR consultant.  Stefanie is one of the co-founders of The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and helped develop the EMDR and Family Therapy Integrative Model: Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children research project and co-facilitates trainings for the protocol around the country.

Feb 20, 2018
Gloria Cockerill Discusses Her Work with Theraplay®
27:43

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Gloria Cockerill, who will discuss the use of Theraplay® for children and adolescents with trauma and attachment related issues.

Gloria M. Cockerill, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor is a Certified Theraplay Therapist® Trainer, and Supervisor. Ms. Cockerill is currently the Training Director for the Theraplay Institute. Ms. Cockerill earned a bachelor degree from Tufts University in Child Study from the Elliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.  As a registered play therapist- supervisor she has completed extensive training in a broad range of play based therapeutic techniques.

Feb 14, 2018
Dafna Lender Discusses Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
26:06

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dafna Lender who will discuss her work with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). 

Dafna Lender, LCSW, is the Program Director for The Theraplay Institute in Evanston, IL. Dafna is certified as a trainer and supervisor in both Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay.  Dafna’s main interest is in using attachment-based interventions to treat children with serious psychological problems caused by histories of abuse, neglect, trauma and/or multiple placements. Dafna’s focus is children’s development of a secure attachment with their caregivers while resolving issues in their traumatic history.    

Feb 08, 2018
Hanna Lampi Discusses Her Work In Finland
33:34

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Hanna Lampi who will discuss her work in Finland.

Jan 23, 2018
Dr. Catherine Tucker Explores Research
37:04

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Catherine Tucker who will discuss her work with research. Dr. Tucker is research director of the Theraplay Institute, maintains a private practice, and is a play & expressive therapist, supervisor, and trainer.

Jan 16, 2018
Michelle Robison Discusses Attachment Across the Lifespan
29:37

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Michelle Robison who will discuss her work on Attachment across the lifespan. Michelle Robison has over twenty years of therapeutic experience, working primarily with adolescents and children with severe trauma and attachment issues. Michelle, who is a certified Theraplay therapist, trainer, and supervisor, was a key player in the development and implementation of Chaddock’s Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program where she was the lead therapist and later the associate director of clinical services. Michelle currently serves as the Administrator of Artesia Christian Home in Artesia, California and was a featured contributor in Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections between Children and Parents, edited by Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Chaddock’s President|CEO, Debbie Reed. Attachment Theory in Action is available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle formats.

Jan 09, 2018
Attachment Theory in Action Editors, Debbie Reed & Karen Doyle Buckwalter Discuss Book Release
23:29

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Guest host, Karol Ehmen will introduce you to Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Debbie Reed, both of Chaddock. Karen and Debbie have announced the release of their edited book, Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents. Attachment Theory in Action will be available on Amazon beginning late December 2017. 

 
Dec 19, 2017
Dr. Jon Baylin Discusses the Science of Developmental Trauma
33:26

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Jon Baylin.

Dr. Baylin received his doctorate in clinical psychology and has been working in the mental health field for 35 years. For the past twenty years, while continuing his clinical practice, he has immersed himself in the study of neuroscience and in teaching mental health practitioners about the brain.

Dr. Baylin will discuss the science of developmental trauma and its impact on the brains of both children and infants.

 
Dec 12, 2017
Dr Eliana Gil discusses her work in the trauma & attachment field
27:08

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Eliana Gil. Dr. Gil will discuss her work and publications in the field of trauma and attachment.

 
Dec 05, 2017
Melanie Chung-Sherman Discusses Adoption and Attachment
34:53

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Melanie Chung-Sherman. Melanie has worked in the field of child welfare--specifically adoption and foster care that spans international adoption, private/domestic adoption, kinship adoption, foster care and matched-adoption for over 19 years. Her specialties include Adoption centered-psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups; Theraplay; EMDR; Trauma-focused intervention; Adult Attachment Interview; Adoption Lifespan Issues; and Complex grief and loss among other specialties.

Melanie will be discussing her chapter in the soon to be released book, Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections between Children and Parents which was edited by Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Chaddock’s President|CEO, Debbie Reed. Attachment Theory in Action is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released in mid- December 2017.

 
Nov 28, 2017
Deb Wesselmann Discusses Adoption and EMDR
29:27

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Deb Wesselmann, adoptive mother, author, mental health therapist, researcher, & expert in attachment trauma.

Deb will be discussing her journey as an adoptive mother and her chapter on EMDR in the soon to be released book, Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections between Children and Parents which was edited by Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Chaddock’s President|CEO, Debbie Reed. Attachment Theory in Action is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released in mid-December 2017.

 
Nov 21, 2017
Faith Friedlander discusses her journey as an adoptee
28:04

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Faith Friedlander, Clinical Vice President and Co-Founder of Kids & Families Together located in Ventura, California. Faith will be discussing her journey as an adoptee and her chapter in the soon to be released book, Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections between Children and Parents which was edited by Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Chaddock’s President|CEO, Debbie Reed. Attachment Theory in Action will be available for purchase on Amazon beginning in mid-December of 2017.

Nov 07, 2017
Michael Trout, Director of the Infant Parent Institute, Discusses Wondering, Following, & Holding
24:10

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Michael Trout, Director of the Infant Parent Institute, discusses his chapter in the soon to be released book, Attachment Theory In Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents which is edited by Chaddock's Director of Program Strategy, Karen Doyle Buckwalter and President|CEO, Debbie Reed. He also explains his experience working with children and the process of wondering, following, and holding. 

Nov 01, 2017
Dr. David Cross On The Early Days Of TBRI
32:45

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Dr. David Cross, Rees-Jones Director of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development joins Karen Doyle Buckwalter to discuss the early days of TBRI. 

Nov 01, 2017
Dr. Jane Aronson on Serving Children & Communities Around the World
25:58

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Do you have an interest in adoption or serving communities around the world surrounded by disaster or poverty?

Don't miss this edition of the Attachment Theory in Action podcast when Karen Doyle Buckwalter interviews Dr. Jane Aronson, internationally-recognized Pediatrician & CEO of Worldwide Orphans.

Nov 01, 2017
Sherrie Eldridge, Author & Blogger on Adoption
26:29

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

In this episode, Karen interviews Sherrie Eldridge, Author & Blogger. Sherrie is the author of many publications including the best seller, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew which is available on Amazon.

Nov 01, 2017
Miriam Steele, PhD Discusses Adoption & Attachment
41:29

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Join us as Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Chaddock's Director of Program Strategy interviews Dr. Miriam Steele of the New School. Dr. Steele will discuss adoption and attachment.

Nov 01, 2017