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ATTACh 29th Annual Conference in Denver 2017 October 12-14th

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

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*

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.