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


Theraplay


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.