Dr. Ira Chasnoff on the Impact of Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Usage on Child Development, Part One of Two

September 18, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Ira Chasnoff, who will discuss the impact of prenatal drug and alcohol usage on child development. 

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., an award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. Dr. Chasnoff received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored eleven books; his most recent book, The Mystery of Risk, explores the biological and environmental factors that impact the ultimate development of alcohol- and drug-exposed children and presents practical strategies for helping children reach their full potential at home and in the classroom.

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Dr. Ronald Federici on Adoption, Trauma, and Attachment - Part Two

September 11, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter, will introduce you to Dr. Ron Federici. This episode is the first of a two-part series with Dr. Federici, so be sure to join us next week for part two!

Dr. Ronald Federici is regarded as the country's expert in Developmental Neuropsychology for children from adoption-trauma backgrounds.

He has written books and hundreds of publications regarding the damaging effects of childhood maltreatment, ranging from Developmental Trauma Disorder; FASD/drug exposure affecting attachment in children; traumatic autism; and reconstructive therapy.

Dr. Federici is CEO of Care For Children International, which offers comprehensive services for children and families in the USA and abroad, specializing in complex cases that have been unresponsive to past interventions.

Dr. Federici is the Father of 9 children, 8 adopted from very traumatic backgrounds who have grown into very productive adults. Dr Federici also teaches and lectures internationally.

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Dr. Ronald Federici on Adoption, Trauma, and Attachment - Part One

September 4, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter, will introduce you to Dr. Ron Federici. This episode is the first of a two-part series with Dr. Federici, so be sure to join us next week for part two!

Dr. Ronald Federici is regarded as the country's expert in Developmental Neuropsychology for children from adoption-trauma backgrounds. 

He has written books and hundreds of publications regarding the damaging effects of childhood maltreatment, ranging from Developmental Trauma Disorder; FASD/drug exposure affecting attachment in children; traumatic autism; and reconstructive therapy. 

Dr. Federici is CEO of Care For Children International, which offers comprehensive services for children and families in the USA and abroad, specializing in complex cases that have been unresponsive to past interventions. 

Dr. Federici is the Father of 9 children, 8 adopted from very traumatic backgrounds who have grown into very productive adults. Dr Federici also teaches and lectures internationally.

 

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Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao on Adoption and Development

August 28, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, who will discuss adoption and development. 

Dr. Pavao was the Founder and CEO of Center for Family Connections, Inc. in Cambridge and New York, Founder and Director of Riverside After Adoption Consulting and Training, Pre/Post Adoption Consulting and Training, and All Adoption Consulting and Training. 

Dr. Pavao has done extensive training, both nationally and internationally.  She is a lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and she has consulted to various public and private child welfare agencies, adoption agencies, schools, and community groups, as well as probate and family court judges, lawyers, and clergy.  Additionally, she has worked closely with individuals and families touched by adoption, foster care, and other complex blended family constructions.

 

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Melanie Chung-Sherman on the Intersection of Transracial Adoption and Attachment

August 21, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Melanie Chung-Sherman, who will discuss transracial adoption and attachment

Melanie has worked in the field of child welfare--specifically adoption and foster care that spans international adoption, private/domestic adoption, kinship adoption, foster care and matched-adoption for over 19 years. Her specialties include Adoption centered-psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups; Theraplay; EMDR; Trauma-focused intervention; Adult Attachment Interview; Adoption Lifespan Issues; and Complex grief and loss among other specialties.

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Andrew Leeds on EMDR Therapy

August 14, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Dr. Andrew Leeds, who will discuss his work in EMDR therapy. 

Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist with over 40 years of private practice experience. He completed EMDR training in 1991. He has conducted EMDR training for 13,000 clinicians in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan and presented at numerous conferences. He is the author of the 2016 book, A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols, journal articles and book chapters. He served as Director on the EMDRIA Board 2003-2005. He serves on the Journal of EMDR Editorial Board and is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, offering EMDRIA and EMDR Europe approved basic training in EMDR.

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Evangeline Munns on Applications of Group Theraplay

August 7, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Evangeline Munns, who will discuss applications of group Theraplay. 

Dr. Munns  is a certified trainer/supervisor with the Theraplay Institute, Association of Play Therapy, and Canadian Association of Play Therapy. She has led numerous workshops nationally and internationally, authored 2 books plus many articles, supervises and has won several national awards for her work.

 

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A Discussion with Howard Steele about Reflective Function and Mentalization

July 24, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Howard Steele, who will discuss reflective function and mentalization.

Howard Steele, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Clinical Psychology, at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At the New School,  Dr. Steele co-directs (with Dr. M. Steele) the Center for Attachment Research, www.attachmentresearch.com. Howard Steele is also senior and founding editor of the international journal, Attachment and Human Development, and founding president of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies, www.seasintnational.org. Together with Miriam Steele, and Anne Murphy, Howard Steele helped pioneer and test the efficacy of the Group Attachment-Based Intervention (GABI), currently being delivered in all five boroughs of New York City, supported by the Administration of Children’s Services, New York City.

Howard Steele is among the 2017 Bowlby-Ainsworth Awardees so recognized by the Center for Mental Health Promotion and the New York Attachment Consortium.   H. Steele is editor (with Miriam Steele) of the 2008 book, Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, and the 2018 Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions, both published by the Guilford Press, New York.  Howard Steele is a member of the Adult Attachment Interview Trainers’ Consortium https://attachment-training.com/training/

 

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Sandra Lindaman Explores Polyvagal Theory

July 13, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Sandra Lindaman, who will discuss her work in exploring polyvagal theory.

Sandra Lindaman is a Certified Theraplay® Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, and the Senior Training Advisor for The Theraplay® Institute in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She has a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University-Chicago, and completed a one year clinical externship in the Family Systems Program at the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois-Chicago. She also has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University and worked in that field for many years. She has been with The Theraplay® Institute since 1990, served as Executive Director from 1993 to 1999, and currently serves on our business development, research and training committees. She co-authored three chapters in the 2009 third edition of Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play, and has published a number of other chapters and articles about Theraplay. Sandra has been very involved in the training and supervision of professionals in the Theraplay model throughout the United States, Canada, England, Finland, Japan, South Korea and Sweden. In 2004 she received the Ann M. Jernberg award for outstanding contribution to Theraplay.

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Carissa Woodwyk: Are We Listening? The Importance of Feeling Known

July 3, 2018

Welcome to Attachment Theory in Action! Our podcast is dedicated to therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists who are working with clients from an attachment-based perspective. Interviews are conducted with individuals who are doing clinical work as well as leading attachment theory researchers.

Your host, Karen Doyle Buckwalter will introduce you to Carissa Woodwyk, who will discuss the importance of feeling known.  

Carissa Woodwyk is a Korean-born adoptee, wife, mama, writer, speaker, marriage and family therapist, advocate for the human heart. In each of these roles, she offers her story and voice in ways that invite people to connect with themselves, with others, with God. She is a co-author of Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory. She and her husband have two children and live near Grand Rapids, MI.

 

 

 

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