Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children

The 29th ATTACh Conference 2017

29th Annual ATTACh Conference

Thursday, October 12th – Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Denver, Colorado

Our conference is for Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Educators, Parents & Caregivers of Children with Attachment Difficulties, and other Child Welfare Stakeholders.

Keynote Speakers

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

⋅ Intermediate and Advanced Therapeutic Training

⋅ Parents & Caregivers

⋅ Educators

⋅ Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals and

⋅ Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists

*Please note that the following sessions may be offered for CE credit to psychologists:
· Keynote 2 Peter Levine 1.5 CE Credits · Keynote 3 Jaiya John 1.5 CE Credits
· 6F Advanced Track Completing Forensic Parenting Assessments in the Child Welfare Sector 1.5 CE Credits · 8F Advanced Track Psychotherapy in Diverse Cultures: Trauma Interpreted 1.5 CE Credits*

Conference Location

The Conference will be held at the
Denver Marriott Tech Center

 4900 South Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80237

  Light Rail information to/from Denver Marriott Tech Center (Now OPEN)

 Request an Uber at the Denver International Airport (DEN)

Use promo code HiFreeRideValid on first ride up to $15 USD.

 Request a Lyft at the Denver International Airport (DEN)

Use promo code NewUser10$5 credit per ride for 2 rides.


Denver Marriott Tech Center 

A few hotel rooms are still available under the ATTACh group for a discounted $120 a night.

Make your reservations online here today!

Hotel reservations MUST be made online.

Special amenities include:

  • Free onsite parking for conference attendees
  • Complimentary internet access in rooms
  • Fitness Center + more

  Area Attractions

 Restaurants Nearby


Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center

We have secured an overflow hotel directly across the street from the Denver Marriott Tech Center (where all sessions will be held). Hotel rooms are available under the ATTACh group for a discounted rate of $127 a night.

Make your reservations online hereuse hotel code ATA for ATTACh group rate

Call 720-528-3020 and ask for the ATTACh group rate.

Reservations must be made no later than September 27th.

Special amenities include:

  • Self-parking ($8.00 in lot)
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center + more

Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children is grateful to our

29th Annual Conference Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

Parent Night Sponsor High Frontier

Three Points Center

Villa Santa Maria

Angel Scholarship Sponsor

Colorado Department of Human Services

Bag Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

Keynote Speakers

Peter Levine, PhD


Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, which conducts SE™ trainings throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures. Some of Dr. Levine’s achievements include being a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle project, as well as a consultant to Sandia Labs during their report on preventing terrorism commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. Dr. Levine was a member of the APA Task Force: Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Dr. Peter Levine will be presenting live via satellite. There will be the opportunity for a q&a session at the end as well.

Dr. Levine has written several books about trauma. His international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into twenty-five languages. His other books include In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory, Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes – a resource book for therapists, Trauma Proofing Your Kids, a guide for parents and teachers in how to recognize and prevent trauma, and Freedom From Pain, a guide for working with trauma-related pain. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored with the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). He also received an honorary award as the Reiss-Davis Chair for his lifetime contribution to infant and child psychiatry.

Jaiya John, PhD

Dr. Jaiya John

Dr. Jaiya John was born into foster care in New Mexico, and is an internationally recognized speaker, author, poet, spoken word artist, and youth mentor. Jaiya is the founder of Soul Water Rising, a global human mission that has donated thousands of Jaiya’s books in support of social healing, and offers scholarships to displaced and vulnerable youth. He is a former professor of social psychology at Howard University, has authored numerous books, and has addressed over half a million professionals, parents, and youth worldwide. Jaiya is a National Science Foundation fellow, and holds doctorate and master’s degrees in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus on intergroup relations and identity development. As an undergraduate, he attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he studied Tibetan Holistic Medicine through independent research with Tibetan doctors.

Dr. John has authored more than a dozen books including Your Caring Heart: Renewal for Helping Professionals and Systems, Reflection Pond: Nurturing Wholeness in Displaced Children, Legendary: A Tribute to Those Who Honorably Serve Devalued Children, Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children, Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib (memoir), Fresh Peace: Daily Blossoming of the Soul, and Clear Moon Tribe, a coming-of-age adventure novel.

Pat Ogden, PhD

Dr. Pat Ogden

Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and the Founder and Education Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. Her Institute, based in Broomfield Colorado, has 19 certified trainers who conduct Sensorimotor Psychotherapy trainings of over 400 hours for mental health professionals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute has certified hundreds of psychotherapists throughout the world in this method. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University (1985-2005), a clinician, consultant, and sought after international lecturer. Dr. Ogden is the first author of two groundbreaking books in somatic psychology: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) both published in the Interpersonal Neurobiology Series of W. W. Norton. Her current interests include developing training programs in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for children adolescents and families with colleagues, Embedded Relational Mindfulness, culture and diversity, couple therapy and working with challenging clients.

Super Shuttle

DISCOUNT VALID DATES: October 9th through October 17th

WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations at:  

DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off one-way and round trip reservations made online, and is valid for both SuperShuttle shared rides and ExecuCar private cars.  Discount does not apply to exclusive/non-stop vans (which are already discounted).

RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available  24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation  instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.


SuperShuttle: After collecting luggage, customer must proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative. The ticket counter is located betweenthe women’s restroom and the ground transportation booth on the southwest side of the terminal. The ticket counter is staffed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily. A CSR will direct customer to the appropriate shuttle loading area on the transportation island. After hours, customer may use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to connect directly to dispatch for further assistance.

ExecuCar: Guests must pick up baggage on Level 5 and proceed to the west side of the main terminal, go out Door 510 to the Taxi/Limo starter on Island 1. The operator will call the guest to coordinate pick-up, using the phone number listed on the reservation. If unable to locate operator, guest may check with the SuperShuttle ticket counter located in the main terminal adjacent to the Hertz Car Rental Desk. Note: The counter cannot make or change reservations or accept payments of any kind on behalf of ExecuCar Denver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I switch workshops if I change my mind?

A: Yes, you can log-in to our registration system again and adjust your workshops that way. You can also switch at the conference, but we ask that you are conscientious and do not attend workshops that are full or take materials if there are not enough as our presenters plan for the number that sign up for their workshops.

Q: Do I have to stay in one track?

A: No! Feel free to attend workshops in any track or combination of tracks.

Q: What are the registration costs?

A: It depends! Are you an ATTACh Member? Are you a student? Are you registering before our early-bird deadline of August 15, 2017? Are you bringing a group of five or more people? Please see the registration program or click here for the cost breakdown.

Q: Do you offer continuing education credits? For my profession? How many?

A: There are six continuing education credits/hours offered each day for a total of 18 credits for all three days. For more information click here. Please note that our CE Company, R Cassidy Seminars is unable to offer partial credit for a ‘half-day’ or if you only attend one half of a two-part workshop. Additionally, those accessing our special parent rate are not able to purchase CEUs.

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