Trauma and Attachment Training


Child Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Treatment 1-31-97  (6 CEU) by Honey Scheff

Play Therapy with Children in the Crises of Family Breakdown 6-9-97 (6 CEU) by Nancy Boyd Webb

Family Attachment Institute Training for Professionals and Parents  Sept. 23,24,25, & 26, 1998 Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Children with Attachment Problems. (20 hrs )

Healing Shattered Lives: Effective Help for Reactive Attachment Disorder Feb. 11, 12, 1999 (12 CEU) Origins- Child Development, Brain Development, Diagnosis, Treatment

Helping Children Heal Broken Hearts. Treating and Parenting Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder March 16,17,& 18, 1999 ( 18 CEU )  by Nancy Thomas and Bill Goble

Principles of Assessment and Intervention with Troubled Families and Their Infants by Michael Trout, M.A., April 8, 1999 ( 6 CEU )

Families Joining Together in Play Therapy  June 19, 1999 (6 CEU ) by Sue Bratton, Kevin O’Connor; Director

Play Therapy With Victims of Physical Abuse  June 24, 1999 (6 CEU ) by Kevin O’Connor

Short Term Play Therapy with Sexually Abuse Children June 25, 1999 (6 CEU  by Loretta Gallo-Lopez, Kevin O’Connor; Director

25th Annual Adoption Conference- Permanent Families  July 28 & 29 – August 1, 1999 (28 CEU )

Guide to Treating Complex Attachment-Trauma Problem  April 14,&15, 2000 (13 CEU ) by Beverly James

Presented Training on Using Play Therapy in Adoption  6-9-00

Healing Through Sand Play, The RPT Evening Educational Series May 17, 2001 ( 2 CEU )

Family Attachment Therapy – Trainer Elene Cregut, CPC –  Instruction Utilizing Didactic and

Experiential Methods Including Supervised Practicum – May 29, 2001 – 285 Hours

Training in Treatment Interventions for Children with Severe Unresolved Attachment Disorders by Bill Goble Ph.D.  June 2001 to  Oct. 2001

Theraplay: An overview. By Phyllis B. Booth  Oct. 3, 2001 (5.5 CEU)

The 13th Annual International Conference on Attachment and Bonding, October 3-6 2001, (22 CE)

EMDR Level I Training  Oct. 26, 27, & 28 2001 (17 CEU )

Understanding the Complexity of Attachment & Bonding Therapy  Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2001, Dan A Hughes, PhD.

Recognizing and Treating Sensory Integration Problems in Children Using Music Therapy and Sensory Integrative Techniques January 17, 2002 (2.5 CEU) by Sheryl Kelly

Treating The At-Risk-Parent: Understanding Adult Attachment Disorder Feb. 8, 2002 (4 CEU) by Kenneth E. Miller, CISW

An Integrated Play Therapy Approach To Working with Child Trauma Victims and their Families March 16-17, 2002 (13 CEU’s) by Eliana Gil, Ph.D.

Conducting Forensically Informed Play Therapy in Child Maltreatment Cases: Evaluating, Interviewing and Treating the Sexually Abused Child March 21, 2002 by Diana Vigil, MA (2.5 CEU )

Anger, Rage, and Hope: The Brain/Rage Connection July 11, 2002 (6 CEU) by Cross Country University

Helping Play Therapists Understand and Treat Autism and Aspergers Disorder in Children, August 7,  2002 by Janet Kerwin, RN (1CEU)

Understand and Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder by Medical Educational Services Aug. 23, 2002 ( 5.5 CEU )

Attachment Disorders: A Team Approach, and Advanced Therapeutic Parent Treatment Strategies, by Nancy Thomas, Therapeutic Parenting Specialist, hosted by S.A.F.F.E. Aug. 29,2002 ( 6.5 CEU)

Attachment Theory and Play Therapy Techniques for Working with Foster and Adopted Children  Thursday, September 19, 2002  ( 2.5 CEU )

Shelter from the Storm – Clinical intervention with children affected by domestic violence by the Christian Family Care Agency – October 15, 2002 –    4.75 Hours

EMDR Level 2 by Andrew Leeds, PhD, October 25-27, 2002, (17CE)

Sharpening the Focus on Attachment , The 14th Annual International Conference on Attachment and Bonding Oct. 16, 17, 18, & 19, 2002 (17 CEU)

Strengthening the Parent-Child Relationship Through Play March 28-29, 2003 (13 CEU) by Rise vanFleet, Ph.D. RPT/S

Awakening the Heart Within: A New Model of Healing for Reactive Attachment Disorder by Ms. Holly van Gulden  6-27-03 ( 6CEU )

Attachment from the Beginning –  Co-sponsored by the Psycho Educational Resources, Inc. – Greg Neimeyer, Ph.D. – September 24-27, 2003–( 16.00 CEU )

Assessment Strategies & Therapeutic Parenting Techniques for Working with the Reactive Attachment Disordered Child  – October 16, 2003 ( 2.5 CEU )

Clinical – Object Relations Couples Therapy by Schraff (Video) by CFCA – November 20, 2003 – 1Hour

Attachment: A Developmental Perspective by Elaine Groppenbacher, MSW, LCSW, Feb. 4, 2005(3CEU )

Staying True to the Model:  Efficacy of EMDR with Children presented by Robbie Adler-Tapia, Carolyn Settle, Debra Onsager and sponsored by AZ EMDRIA Regional Committee on June 12, 2004  ( 4 CEU)

Play Therapy Techniques to Help Children Successfully Deal with the Foster Care/Adoption Transition -presenter Sharon Carl at the Phoenix Crisis Nursery on August 19, 2004 –( 2.5 CEU )

1st Annual Experts in Adoption Conference sponsored by Christian Family Care Agency in Phoenix and featuring Sherrie Eldridge on September 16, 2004 –  ( 6.25 CEU )

1st Annual Experts in Attachment Conference sponsored by Christian Family Care Agency in Phoenix and featuring Adoption Specialist Holly Van Gulden on September 17, 2004  ( 6.25 CEU )

The Impact of Trauma on Very Young Children by Elaine Groppenbacher, MSW, LCSW on Fe. 18, 2005 (3 CEU)

Self Regulation and Coping in Very Young Children by Elaine Groppenbacher MSW, LCSW on Feb 11, 2005 (3 CEU)

Treating Young Traumatized Children Using Attachment-Based Play Therapy by Linda Gray, MA, LPC Feb 17, 2005 (2.5 CEU)

The Foster Family-based Treatment Association’s 19th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care July 24-27, 2005 (17 CEU’s)

2005 ATTACh Conference:  A Child’s Story; September 14 – 16, 2005 (12 CEU’s)

Pathways to Healing:  A Multidimensional Approach to Post Adoption Services by C. Lynne Edwards,MSW & Humberto. Babeio, LCSW Ph.D.(1.5 CEU’s)

Beyond Holding: Where Are Attachment Based Interventions Going? Robert S. Marvin, Ph.D. (1.5 CEU’s)

Play Therapy Does Work!  Effective Use of Play Therapy in the Treatment of Attachment Disorder Deborah Pettitt MC, LCPC (3 CEU’s)

Bettering Brains and Bonds through HANDLE: A Specialized Neurodevelopment Movement Approach by Judith Bluestone, Ph.D. & Beth Powel, LCSW (6 CEU’s)

ITMHCA 10th Annual Institute on Infant Toddler Mental Health “Risk to Resiliency” September 8-9 2005.

Value Options; Birth to Five- December 19, 2005 (8 CEU’s)

SAZAPT- TOUCHING SMALL LIVES: Attachment Disorder, Bonding and Play Therapy by Helen Benedict, PhD.,RPT-S March 24, 2006 (6 CEU’s)

Using Attachment and Trauma informed Treatment approaches with children and adolescents, by Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW and Michele Robison, LCSW, June 14, 15, and 16th 2006 (19.5 CEU)

Introductory Marschak Interaction Method and Theraplay Course – September 8, 2006 (26 CEU)

New England Educational Institute – Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self by Alan Shore October 29-31, 2006 in Santa Fe, NM – ( 15 CEU )

Establishing a Home Environment in which Children can Succeed by Alberto Texidor – Christian Family Care Agency, April 5, 2007 (2 CEU)

EFT: Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy Core Concepts by Dr. Lisa Palmer –Olsen.  May 21, 2007

ITMHCA- 12 Institute on Infant Toddler Mental Health “From Risk to Resiliency” September 27-28, 2007 (15 CEU’s)

19th Annual ATTACh Conference:  Attaching in an Unattached World:  Creating Caring Connections; October 10-12, 2007 (12 CEU’s)

Narrative, Nurture, and EMDR by Dr. Joan Lovett (3CEU’s)

Play Therapy Does Work! Effective Use of Play Therapy in the Treatment of Attachment Disorder by D. Pettitt, MC, LPC (3 CEU’s)

Trauma, Attachment and the Body by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (6 CEU’s)

The Child Trauma Academy’s online courses by Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. completion November  14, 2007 (15 CEU’s)

AZAPT 13th Annual State conference with Dr. Byron Norton, ED.D., RPT-S February 29 & March 1, 2008 (13 CEU’s)

Play Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Attachment Disorders: Science, Art and Innovation, Paris Goodyear Brown, LCSW, Feb. 20-21, 2009 14th Annual State Conference of AZAPT (13 CEU)

Positive Behavior Support by Davidson and Perelli. Maricopa Learning and Performance – Magellan. August 13,2009 (6 CEU)

26th Annual Conference of the Association for Play Therapy – October 6-11, 2009 Atlanta, GA. (21 CEU)

Play Therapy with Abused and Traumatized Children by Dr. Eliana Gil – AZAPT 15th Annual Conference, February 26-27, 2010. (13 CEU)

Toxic Stress in Infancy and Early Childhood: Its Effects on Physiology and Behavior by Weigand. The Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona March 5, 2010 ASU Tempe, AZ (3 CEU)

The Child Trauma Academy’s online courses by Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. completion May, 2010 (15 CEU’s)

Arizona Association for Play Therapy – “EMDR and Play Therapy with Children” by Ana Gomez, August 13, 2010 (6 CEU)

Facilitating Emotional Regulations with Young Children Utilizing Play Therapy by Tomko, Gonzales, Parker-Johnson, Aranda AZAPT October 21, 2010 (2.5 CEU)

30 hours of group consultation with Holly van Gulden, Developmental Attachment Specialist

Promoting Vertical and Horizontal Integration in Play Therapy by Ana Gomez. March 30, 2012 (3 CEU)

The value of integrated Play Therapy; Helping children of Divorce Heal through Play Therapy; and Play Therapy with Adults by Teri Krull. May 5, 2012 (6 CEU)

The Ethics of Trauma Work by Kevin Jessup. August 4th 2012 (3 CEU)

Healing the caregiving system: Using EMDR therapy, the Adult attachment interview and attachment theory to promote metalizing capacity and reflective function in parents. By Ana Gomez, August 24th and 25th, 2012 (13 CEU)

Integrating Play Therapy with Children Birth to Five by Tomko, Gonzales, Parker-Johnson, Aranda AZAPT October 25, 2012(2.5 CEU)

Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with pervasive Emotion Dysregulation Using EMDR and Adjunct Approaches by Ana Gomez, EMDR Institute and Childhelp sponsors, November 12th and 13th (14CEUs)

Ecosystemic Play Therapy and its Application to the Treatment of Children with Attachment Issues by Kevin O’Conner, AZAPT February 14th and 15th, 2013 (10 CEU’s)

Phase I Certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics by Bruce Perry, August 24, 2013 (90 credit hours)

Eat Right to Heal: Integrating Nutrition into Play Therapy by Jan Katzen-Luchenta, AZAPT September 25th, 2013 (2 CEU’s).

The Association for Play Therapy: 30th Annual Conference, October 8th-13th, 2013 (6 CEU’s).

Art Therapy in the Play Therapy Office by Edie Moore, AZAPT November 13th, 2013 (2 CEU’s).

Using Play Therapy and the Neuroscience of Mindfulness to Regulate Children by Gabrielle Lawrence, AZAPT January 30th, 2014 (2 CEU’s).

Forensically Informed Therapy in the Play Room by Julie Skakoon, AZAPT November 12th, 2014 (2 CEUs)

What Makes Supervising Play Therapists Different by APT, November 28th, 2014, (3 CEU’s).

Culture, Metaphor, and Play: Finding Resilience through the Storms by Joyce Mills, November 29, 2014 (3 CEU).

Attachment-Focused EMDR Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children by Laurel Parnell, January 9 - 10, 2015 (12 hours CEU)

The Child Trauma Academy Phase II Certification in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics by Bruce Perry, July 2, 2015, 82 training hours.

The Neurobiology of Play Therapy: How to improve our Practice. by Richard Gaskill, February 5-6, 2016, 13 CEU's.

The Wounded Child: EMDR Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Dissociation, Anna Gomez and Francis Waters, March 24 and 25, 2017

The Embodied Self: Somatic Methods for EMDR, Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D Oct. 6 and 7, 2017.

EMDR Child and Complex Trauma Specialist, Intensive Program Level II. Anna Gomez, June 25-29, 2018, 40 hours.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Responses, and Trauma Memory. SensoriMotor Psychotherapy Institute, May 17, 2020, 80 contact hours.

Other Training 

ADHD Children and Adolescents Workshops 1-31-95  (6.5 CEU) by John Taylor

15th Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference October 14,15,16,&17, 1998 (25 ECU ) Child-Centered Play Therapy by Gary Landreth – Puppet Metaphors (Adlerian ) by Terry Kottman

Group Play Activity Therapy –  June 18, 1999  ( 6 CEU ) by Sue Bratton,  Kevin O’ Connor; Director

Play Assessment: An Ecosystemic Approach June 21,1999 (6 CEU ) by Sue Ammen, Kevin O’Connor; Director

The use of Art and Sandplay in Play Therapy June 22, 1999 (6 CEU ) by Marji Bouwmans, Kevin O’Connor:Director

Strategies for Using Interpretation and Enhancing Children’s Verbalization in Play Therapy June 23, 1999 ( 6 CEU ) by  Kevin O’Connor

Art Techniques for Understanding Children and Families in Play Therapy March 23 & 24, 2001 (13 CEU) by Terry Kottman

Three Theories of Play Therapy, The RPT Evening Educational Series April 19, 2001(2 CEU)

New Techniques for Use in the Playroom, AZAPT 2003 Educational Series, by Teri Krull, CISW, May 15, 2003 (2.5 CEU )

Clinical Supervision Skills in Behavioral Health: Ethical and Best Practice Issues by Jane M. Campbell, Ph.D., NCC, ACS 07-10-03 (6CEU)

Association for Play Therapy:  20th Annual Conference  – Norfolk, VA – October 7-11, 2003   (14.5CEU) Strategies for Effective Supervision in Play Therapy by Terry Kottman, Ph.D. RPT-S – (4 CEU)

Animal-Assisted Therapy – The Healing Power of the Four Footed Co-Therapist – Verna Pearson – December 8, 2003 – (6.0 CEUs)

The Arizona Association for Play Therapy – Executive Functioning & Attention:  Pediatric Neuropsychology & Related Topics by Paul Beljan, Psy.D. ABPdN– January 15, 2004 – 2.5 CE

General Assessment Training – Division of Behavioral Health Services – February 6, 2004 Presented by Bob Bohanske, PH.D and Abra Arlinsky, M.C. –(  8.0 CEU )

Stress Management For Women presented by Fred Pryor Seminars in Overland Park, Kansas on August 24, 2004 – (6 CEU)

Association for Play Therapy: 21st Conference – Denver, Colorado – October 5-9, 2004  – (  14.50  CEU )

Helping Children Focus: Integrating Occupational Therapy Techniques in the Play Therapist’s Repertoire by Christina Eng, OTR/L  Jan. 20, 2005 ( 2.5 CEU )

Sensory Integration by Lindsay Cavner: Christian Family Care Agency, April 28, 2008 (1 CEU)

Play Therapy Supervision by Teri Krull – November 14, 2008 Mesa, Arizona (4CEU)

26th Annual Conference of the Association for Play Therapy in Atlanta, GA. October 6-11, 2009 (6 CEU)

Introduction to Experiential Play Therapy by Nancy Taylor – AZAPT November 19, 2009 (2.5 CEU)

Arizona Association for Play Therapy – “The Play Therapist goes to Court” by Frieda Ling, May 20, 2010 (2.5 CEU)

Clinical Supervison for Supervisor Day1 by Robert Rhonton. July 20, 2012 (6 CEU)

Natural Therapies for Healthy Brains by Jan Katzen-Luchenta and Jamie Oskin. September 13,2012 (1CEU)

Clinical Supervision: A Person-Centered Approach by Jamie Marich, July 8, 2015, 10 CEU’s.