The 28th ATTACh Conference 2016

St. Louis Union Station hotel

28th Annual ATTACh Conference

September 22nd – 25th, 2016 | St. Louis, Missouri

Receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment in over 50 workshops with tracks specifically designed for Intermediate and Advanced Therapeutic Training, Parents & Caregivers, Educators, Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals, and Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists.

Conference Location

The Conference was held at the
St. Louis Union Station
a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

1820 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Union Station is now fully booked.
Our overflow hotel is the Drury Inn Union Station Hotel, 
which is on the same block as the conference site.


You can book a room online by clicking here, or by calling  1-800-325-0720 and referencing group number 2280287 or “ATTACh 2016″.

September 22nd-25th

St. Louis Union Station Hotel
a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Go Best Express van service

Shuttle Reservations

A special rate has been negotiated on behalf of ATTACh for the upcoming conference. Please click here to go to the Go Best Express website and begin your reservation to reserve a seat.  The discounted convention rate of $16 each way, per person is offered.  Credit cards are required and charged at the time of reservation.

Reservations MUST be made online to receive the discounted rate before 11:59pm, September 22nd, 2016.  Walk-ups will not be eligible for convention rate, standard rates will apply.

Special Events

Thursday, September 22nd

Ever wonder what happens at a therapeutic wilderness program? New Vision Wilderness is bringing its gear, field team, canines, and its relational treatment model to ATTACh for an evening of demos, fun, and food. Please join us for Using the Outdoors to Attach, How Wilderness Therapy Attends to Trauma an experiential demonstration Hear about trauma-informed care Get hands-on instruction in primitive fire building Learn how Mastery heals better than behavior modification Try Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Have dinner with the Calo Canines This event is not sponsored by ATTACh.

Click to register! *This event is not sponsored by ATTACh

Jonathan Baylin, PhD

Esteemed researcher and author of several books including the upcoming The Neurobiology of Attachment-focused Therapy, co-authored with longtime collaborator Dr. Daniel Hughes, Dr. Baylin will be presenting on his latest model of how attachment focused therapy and “good care” help children with Blocked Trust change their brains and change their minds about the trustworthiness of their current caregivers.

Shelia Frick, OTR/L

sheilaphoto250wTrauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) provide a new way to reduce the symptoms of trauma disorders through activation of shaking in specific muscles.  The US Department of Defense recognizes this method as one of the most promising brain-body treatments available for trauma symptoms.  At the next ATTACh conference, Sheila Frick, international speaker and innovator in the field of sensory integration, will present her expertise on using TRE to treat children who struggle with histories of trauma and loss.  Register early to reserve your spot in both Sheila’s keynote address and her practical workshop on this important new method.

Daniel Hill, PhD

Daniel HillDr. Hill is a psychoanalyst, educator, and leading proponent of the affect regulation model. He is the author of Affect Regulation Theory, A Clinical Model as well as the founder and director of PsyBC: the Center for the Study of Affect Regulation. He is on the faculties of the National
Institute of the Psychotherapies and the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He will be speaking on the topic of Relational Rrauma and the Clinical Realm of Hyper- and Hypo-arousal.

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