Attachment Center of Kansas

Helping Families Build Stronger Connections

My Registration/Certifications

Registered Attachment Clinician RC03-012

Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress

Treatment Models I Use

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Family Attachment Narrative Therapy

Trauma and Attachment Training I Have Completed

Impact of Trauma on Early Brain Development
Frank W. Putnam, MD
1.5 hours

Developmental Impact of Childhood Trauma
Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D.
1.5 hours

ARC: Attachment, Self Regulation and Competency: A Framework for Intervention With Complexly Traumatized Youth
Kristine Kinniburgh, LICSW
1.5 hours

Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT) with Children: Core Principles
Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D.
1.5 hours

Treatment Planning for Complex Trauma/Conceptualization and Core Components
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D.
1.5 hours

The Neurobiology of Complex Trauma
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
1.5 hours

Comprehensive Assessment of Complex Trauma
Dr. John Briere
1.5 hours

Assessment and Treatment of Traumatic Stress
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
8 hours

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Medical University of South Carolina  

10 hours


Family Narrative Attachment Therapy

Dr. JoAnn May

6 hours 


Re-parenting 23/7

Connection Resources

9 hours


Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Diane Overstreet, OTR/L

5 hours


Introductory Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method

Theraplay Institute

26 hours


Transforming Core Concepts to Innovation in Assessment and Intervention of Maltreated Children

Dr. Bruce Perry 

12 hours


Stimulating Brain Development in Children

Dr. Elizabeth Randolph   

3 hours


Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive, Behavioral and Psychosocial Effects of Trauma

Dr. Bruce Perry 

6.5 hours

The Psychological Treatment of Children with Trauma-Attachment Problems: Advanced Level

Dr. Daniel A. Hughes

38 hours


Attachment Workshop
Nancy Thomas 

14 hours


Master Class in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman

40 hours


When Love Is Not Enough  
Nancy Thomas

6 hours


Play Therapy with Families

Kansas City Play Therapy Institute 

6.5 hours


Building the Bonds of Attachment

Dr. Daniel A. Hughes 

12 hours


Theory, Diagnosis and Treatment of Attachment Disorder

Forrest Lien, LCSW 

11 hours


Helping Adult and Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Adena  Bank Lees, CISW, ICADC   

6 hours


Identification and Treatment of Children Exposed to Family Violence

Dr. Robert Geffner

6 hours


Trauma, Grief and Loss in Childhood

Dr. Mark Stauffer 

6 hours

My Experience

I have worked in the mental health field since 1981 in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, community based programs for families and individuals at risk of or experiencing child abuse/neglect and domestic violence, community mental health centers primarily working with foster children and their biological, foster or adoptive families, a behavioral disorder school and private practice.  Clients I have worked with range in age from 18 months to 79 years old and struggled with a variety of issues from needing better parenting skills to severe mental illness. 

In 2001, I began extensive training in the assessment and treatment of trauma related attachment problems and began focusing on providing treatment for this population.  4 years later, I start my own business specializing in providing treatment for children with attachment and/or trauma related mental health problems especially those children who had been adopted through the state foster care system.  It is my hope that the services I offer will help in the preservation of families through building stronger connections and improving quality of life and the emotional health of each family member.