Attachment Theory in Action with Karen Doyle Buckwalter
Dr. Jody Russon: Attachment Based Family Therapy - Part 2

Dr. Jody Russon: Attachment Based Family Therapy - Part 2

May 26, 2020

Karen Doyle Buckwalter concludes her discussion with Dr. Jody Russon about Dr. Russon's work in Attachment-Based Family Therapy. 

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).

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

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

May 19, 2020

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).

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

May 12, 2020

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. 

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

May 5, 2020

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. 

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

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

April 28, 2020

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.

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

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

April 21, 2020

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.

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

April 14, 2020

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.

Dr. Meg Van Deusen: How Modern Culture Is Creating Barriers To Human Attachment - Part 1

Dr. Meg Van Deusen: How Modern Culture Is Creating Barriers To Human Attachment - Part 1

April 7, 2020

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. Part two will be released on Tuesday, April 14th

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.

Dr. Meg Van Deusen: Coping With the Stress of COVID-19

Dr. Meg Van Deusen: Coping With the Stress of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

In a special one-off episode, Karen welcomes Dr. Meg Van Deusen to discuss how to cope with the stress surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Van Deusen will also be Karen's guest in the next two weeks of Attachment Theory in Action as they discuss her book Stressed In The U.S.

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 projects and 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.

Michael Trout & Lori Thomas: The Jonathon Letters - Part 2

Michael Trout & Lori Thomas: The Jonathon Letters - Part 2

March 24, 2020
Karen Doyle Buckwalter continues her latest series of conversations with Michael Trout, this time with returning guest Lori Thomas also joining the conversation. In part two of their discussion, Karen, Michael and Lori conclude their conversation on the book Michael & Lori co-wrote, The Jonathon Letters.
 
Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.
 
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