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The Developmental Trauma and Attachment Institute aims to revitalize and enhance your work with children and families. As a member, you'll gain access to specialized knowledge, acquire advanced skills, mentorship, case consultation, and build connections with others who...just get it! With the support of our scholarly practitioners, you'll find it much easier to seek out opportunities and develop professionally while still balancing your busy schedule.

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This Course

In this 60 minute recorded webinar, originally recorded in November of 2022 from the Developmental Trauma and Attachment Institute. In this prerecorded webinar the presenter discusses the impact of a therapists own attachment style and trauma history can impact the therapeutic relationship. Strategies in managing our own thoughts, feels and beliefs are also explored.

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Karen Doyle Buckwalter, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Karen Buckwalter, LCSW, RPT-S is a therapist, author, and podcaster. She has more than 30 years of experience working with families specializing in attachment and trauma issues primarily in the fields of foster care and adoption.

She has co-authored journal articles and book chapters as well as articles that have appeared in Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today Magazines. Her first book, Attachment Theory in Action, edited with Debbie Reed was released in 2017 and is the former host of the Attachment theory In Action podcast. Her second book co-authored with Debbie Reed and Wendy Lyons Sunshine, Raising the Challenging Child, released in January 2020.

Josh Carlson, MSW, LCSW

Josh Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Executive Director of The Knowledge Center at Chaddock. He oversees the training and consultation endeavors TKC offers and is one of the lead trainers. Josh’s areas of expertise are training and coaching related to trauma-informed schools and managing secondary trauma through self-care. He offers workshops in both private and public schools and has spoken regionally and nationally on these topics.

Josh combines his over 20 years of experience at Chaddock with humor and fun that engages his audiences as they learn. He has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Josh is trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). Josh loves being a father to his four children and you will also find him volunteering at the local Community Theater as an actor in plays and musicals.

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