Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children

The 30th ATTACh Conference 2018

Receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment,  specifically designed for:

⋅ Educators
⋅ Parents & Caregivers
⋅ Intermediate & Advanced Therapeutic Training
⋅ Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals
⋅ Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists
⋅ Speech & Language Pathologists

Keynote Speakers

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. has been active as a a clinician, researcher, and teacher in the area of post-traumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. His work integrates development, biological, psychodynamic, and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.







Robert S. Marvin, Ph.D. has written and co-authored more than 75 articles, books, and film documentaries about attachment-related procedures used in basic and clinical research, and in clinical practice. This work led Bob to focus on clinical practice issues, from assessment and intervention with families experiencing divorce, to children in the Child Protective Services, foster care, and adoption systems.

Michael Trout, MA has been in the mental health field since 1968, and in private practice since
1979. Michael directs an institute engaged in research, clinical practice and clinical training related to problems of attachment. He was the founding president of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and the International Association for Infant Mental Health, was on the charter Editorial Board of the Infant Mental
Health Journal, served as Vice-President for the United States for
the World Association for Infant Mental Health, and served on the Board of Directors for APPPAH. He
currently serves on the Professional Advisory Board for Attachment Parenting International.

This presentation will suggest that the centerpiece of our clinical work with children of loss and trauma, and with their families, is the same as the centerpiece of hoped-for relationships at home: mindful self-knowing and self-regulation that permits presence, attunement and following.

Conference Location






Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront features the most direct oceanfront rooms in Virginia Beach. Enjoy refreshing sea breezes from your private balcony or patio overlooking the semi-private beach. Cool off in the outdoor and indoor pools, and wind down in the hot tub.

Ocean view for $89/night—book now!

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