2019 ATTACh Conference At A Glance

Ruth Lanius, MD, Ph.D.

Ruth Lanius, MD, Ph.D.

Ruth Lanius, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry is the Director of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that are specialized in the treatment and research of PTSD and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 150 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book, Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment with Paul Frewen.

David Brodzinsky, Ph.D.

David Brodzinsky, Ph.D.

David Brodzinsky, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Rutgers University and Research and Project Consultant for the National Center on Adoption and Permanency. For 18 years, he was affiliated with the Donaldson Adoption Institute, first as a Board member and later as Research and Project Director. Over the past three decades, his research and scholarly writing have focused primarily on issues related to the adjustment of adopted and foster children and their families. He has published more than a 100 professional journal articles and book chapters on psychological and practice issues related to adoption and foster care, as well as six books on adoption, the most recent one being Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity (2012). He is internationally known for his research on developmental and family issues in adoption.

Parent Track

Child Welfare/Social Services Track

Sensorymotor/Occupational Therapy Track

Education Track

Professional Intermediate Track

Advanced Clinical Track

Professional Multi-discipline Track

Spanish/Multi-culture Track

Elite Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor & Champion Scholarship Donor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Uinta Academy: believe. achieve. soar.Intermountain Residential hope & healing for children & familiesgold sponsor attach 2019 conference phoenix childrens hospital

Silver Sponsors

sandhill child development center

Three Points Center

center for family development

Championship Scholarship Donor

Villa Santa Maria

Villa Santa Maria

How do I dress for the conference?
The weather will still be warm in October so be comfortable and bring a sweater as A/C will still be on in the classrooms.
What airport do I fly into?
Phoenix (PHX)
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
Uber, cab or shuttle. There is no hotel or free transportation For those driving, there is free on-site parking and for those staying in the hotel, you will park by your villa.
Check-in for hotel and all conference rooms and exhibits are in the same main building.


Documentary Screening and Panel featuring Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson, Dr. Eric Garland, & Dr. Mark Pirtle

Is Your Story Making You Sick?

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