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Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to parents of children struggling with the effects of trauma and attachment disorders, and the caseworkers, coordinators and other professionals who support them.

Attachment Theory in Action with Karen Doyle Buckwalter Karen Doyle Buckwalter:Trauma & Attachment Center

    • Parenting
    • 3.2, 9 Ratings

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to parents of children struggling with the effects of trauma and attachment disorders, and the caseworkers, coordinators and other professionals who support them.

    Dr. Jody Russon: Attachment Based Family Therapy - Part 1

    Dr. Jody Russon: Attachment Based Family Therapy - Part 1

    Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Jody Russon to the show as they begin their discussion on Dr. Russon's work in Attachment-Based Family Therapy. Part two of the conversation will be released on Tuesday, May 26th.Dr. Russon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at Virginia Tech. She is a translational scientist and family therapist contributing to psychotherapy and suicide research. Dr. Russon’s line of research specifically focuses on the adaptation, dissemination and implementation (AD&I) of relationship-based suicide interventions and prevention strategies. To support these efforts, Dr. Russon recently launched a transdisciplinary research initiative, called the Alliance for the Study of Suicide Prevention and Intervention through Relationship Enrichment, ASPIRE.
    Dr. Russon’s teaching and supervisory experience is focused on applied skills for family therapy researchers and practitioners. She is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor and a Person-of-the-Therapist (POTT) instructor. She is also a certified trainer and supervisor in Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) and has received advanced clinical training in emotionally focused therapy for couples (EFT).

    • 31 min
    Mary McGowan: The Impact Being Born Blind Has On A Person’s Attachment - Part 2

    Mary McGowan: The Impact Being Born Blind Has On A Person’s Attachment - Part 2

    Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Mary McGowan of ATTACh to the show for part two of their discussion on how being born blind can affect a person's attachment relationships.
    Mary McGowan holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Community Violence Prevention and Child Development from Metropolitan State University, and a master’s candidate in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
    Mary has led the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2011. She has served as a post-adoption specialist for North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) doing successful grass roots recruitment for foster and adoptive families for 10 years.  She has earned accolades as the National Education Manager for the Professional Association of Treatment Homes (PATH) and is an experienced trainer who teaches and consults locally and nationally. 

    • 34 min
    Mary McGowan: The Impact Being Born Blind Has On A Person's Attachment - Part 1

    Mary McGowan: The Impact Being Born Blind Has On A Person's Attachment - Part 1

    Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Mary McGowan of ATTACh to the show for part one of their discussion on how being born blind can affect a person's attachment relationships. Part two will be released on Tuesday, May 12th.
    Mary McGowan holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Community Violence Prevention and Child Development from Metropolitan State University, and a master’s candidate in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
    Mary has led the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2011. She has served as a post-adoption specialist for North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) doing successful grass roots recruitment for foster and adoptive families for 10 years.  She has earned accolades as the National Education Manager for the Professional Association of Treatment Homes (PATH) and is an experienced trainer who teaches and consults locally and nationally. 

    • 27 min
    Dr. Lark Eshleman: How Attachment Relationships Aid in Trauma Treatment - Part 2

    Dr. Lark Eshleman: How Attachment Relationships Aid in Trauma Treatment - Part 2

    Karen welcomes Dr. Lark Eshleman to the show to conclude their two part discussion about how attachment relationships aid in trauma treatment. 
    Lark Eshleman, PhD, is Executive Director of the About Child Trauma Foundation, an educational non-profit teaching about and researching the short- and long-term effects of early emotional trauma, and the power of building resilience in young learners. She is a former school librarian, elementary school principal, and school psychologist, and is a Doctor of Psychology, specializing in child development, attachment, and developmental trauma.  
    Dr. Lark is on a select committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to shape the criteria for required trauma trainings in PA schools, is a special consultant to the State of Delaware’s foster care system, among other training and consultation work. In 2003 she wrote one of the first books on attachment trauma – Becoming a Family: Promoting healthy attachments with your adopted child -- and writes for Fostering Families Magazine, among other magazines and journals. Most recently she and Jane Gordon, Art Therapist, created and published a “coloring in pairs” coloring book – Color Me Closer – which helps bring people emotionally closer through partner-coloring.
    Her passion is learning and teaching about the critical nature of healthy beginnings for our youngest Loved Ones. Her very favorite role in life is with her family.

    • 26 min
    Dr. Lark Eshleman: How Attachment Relationships Aid in Trauma Treatment - Part 1

    Dr. Lark Eshleman: How Attachment Relationships Aid in Trauma Treatment - Part 1

    Karen welcomes Dr. Lark Eshleman to the show as they launch a two part discussion about how attachment relationships aid in trauma treatment. Part 2 will be released on April 28th.
    Lark Eshleman, PhD, is Executive Director of the About Child Trauma Foundation, an educational non-profit teaching about and researching the short- and long-term effects of early emotional trauma, and the power of building resilience in young learners. She is a former school librarian, elementary school principal, and school psychologist, and is a Doctor of Psychology, specializing in child development, attachment, and developmental trauma.  
    Dr. Lark is on a select committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to shape the criteria for required trauma trainings in PA schools, is a special consultant to the State of Delaware’s foster care system, among other training and consultation work. In 2003 she wrote one of the first books on attachment trauma – Becoming a Family: Promoting healthy attachments with your adopted child -- and writes for Fostering Families Magazine, among other magazines and journals. Most recently she and Jane Gordon, Art Therapist, created and published a “coloring in pairs” coloring book – Color Me Closer – which helps bring people emotionally closer through partner-coloring.
    Her passion is learning and teaching about the critical nature of healthy beginnings for our youngest Loved Ones. Her very favorite role in life is with her family.

    • 28 min
    Dr. Meg Van Deusen: How Modern Culture Is Creating Barriers To Human Attachment - Part 2

    Dr. Meg Van Deusen: How Modern Culture Is Creating Barriers To Human Attachment - Part 2

    Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Dr. Meg Van Deusen of Seattle back to the show for part one of their discussion on how modern culture is creating barriers to human attachment
    After spending a few years as a teacher, Dr. Van Deusen chose to return to school to study psychology. Her studies took her all the way up the Pacific Coast, starting at the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and finishing her post-doctoral hours in Seattle's Family Services, and then entering private practice in 1994. Since then, Dr. Van Deusen has cultivated an approach to treatment that encompasses years of hard work and dedication to continuing education. She has consulted on external projectsand has a blog on a topics she’s passionate about, stress, loneliness, sleep and anxiety. Her new book Stressed in the U.S. Twelve Tools to Tackle Anxiety, Loneliness, Tech-Addiction and More was released December, 2019. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association.

    • 30 min

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