Trauma and Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Individuals and Families - Dr Terry Levy






Instant Access! — Recorded on 12th March 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits


TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on 11th March 2022.


Early attachment experiences wire brain circuits, create core beliefs, and form the template for future relationships. Attachment trauma causes depression, anxiety, shame , antisocial behavior, and emotional dysregulation.

In this cutting-edge seminar, internationally renowned trauma and attachment expert, Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., teaches you concepts and skills necessary to facilitate positive change with challenging clients with trauma and/or attachment wounds. You will learn effective assessment and therapeutic techniques for children, adults, couples and families, based on the latest research in neurobiology, trauma and attachment therapy, and resilience.

Clinical videos will illustrate how various interventions promote change and healing with the following issues:

  • Beliefs and attitudes
  • Attachment security in children and adults
  • Traumatic emotions, behaviors, mindsets, and brain/biochemistry
  • Self-regulation
  • Communication and resilience
  • Family dynamics
  • Controlling, defiant, and resistant clients

Through video case studies, presentation and discussion, you will leave this seminar with practical and effective techniques you can use to help clients achieve symptom reduction, fulfilling lives and meaningful relationships.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the psychological, social, cognitive, and biological aspects of trauma and attachment disorder,
  2. Utilize effective individual and relationship-based assessment tools and methods.
  3. Describe skill-based and experiential techniques to improve emotional dysregulation, core beliefs, brain wiring and biochemistry, PTSD symptoms and relationship patterns.
  4. Explain how to utilize Attachment Communication Training to foster effective communication, conflict-management and secure attachment.
  5. Explain how traumatized and resistant individuals can achieve positive personal and relationship goals, including post-traumatic growth.
  6. Create secure and fulfilling relationships by facilitating limbic resonance and attachment security.


Part I: Assessment
Symptoms of trauma
Symptoms of attachment disorder
Traumatized brain and biochemistry
Core beliefs and expectations
4 attachment styles
Life script: Psychological history and relationship patterns

Part II: Treatment Interventions Structure of the Healing Process
One hour intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy model
3-step treatment process: revisit, revise, revitalize Integrative approach: mind-body-spirit

Experiential and Skill-Based Interventions Shown through Video Demos
Facilitate emotional and neurobiological connections
Foster trust and secure attachments
Confront traumatic events: move from victim to overcomer
Change negative beliefs and narratives
Resolve anger, fear, shame and loss
Exposure Therapy to alleviate trauma and PTSD symptoms
Forgiveness to let go and achieve self-acceptance

Posttraumatic Growth: Recovery and Resilience
Positive psychology
Instill optimism and hope
Gratitude and positive emotions
A sense of meaning and purpose
Use signature strengths
Enhance relationships and social support
Self-esteem and self-efficacy
Volunteering and giving

Improving Relationships
Strengthen the hardwired need for safe emotional bonds
The language of attachment
Change attachment patterns: withdraw-cling, blame-distance, criticize-defend
Attachment Communication Training: Constructive communication, problem-solving and conflict­ management skills
Limbic resonance and fulfillment of attachment needs

Therapeutic Goals
Develop positive core beliefs
Resolve loss and grief
Promote safe and secure attachments
Alleviate anxiety, depression, shame, and “victim mindset”
Reduce biochemistry of trauma
Stress management skills
Constructive parenting skills
Supportive and fulfilling family relationships
Mitigate defensiveness, enhance motivation and cooperation

About the Speaker

Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F. E., has been a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and consultant for over 40 years. Dr. Levy is the director of Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and the Attachment Treatment and Training Institute in Evergreen, Colorado. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado and Florida, a Board Certified Forensic Examiner and a Diplomate and Master Therapist of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is the co-author of the best-seller Attachment, Trauma & Healing (2nd edition, 2014, Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London), editor of Handbook of Attachment Interventions (2000, Elsevier Press) and co-author of Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love (2006, Child Welfare League of America).

Dr. Levy was the founder and previous director of the Family Life Center (Florida) and the Miami Psychotherapy Institute, which offered family systems treatment and training. He was co-founder and past-president of the board of directors of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), an international organization dedicated to attachment and its critical importance to human development. Dr. Levy is a clinical member of the American, Colorado, and Florida Psychological Associations, American and Colorado Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Family Therapy Academy, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association


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Trauma and Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Individuals and Families - Dr Terry Levy