Professionals

Case consultation and training workshops are available to counselors, therapists, social workers, child welfare workers, attorneys, guardians ad litem, and other professionals.

Training workshops include the following topics, and are available upon request:  Overview of healthy and high-risk attachment-caregiving interactions; Healing in foster and adoptive children; Healing from the effects of loss and trauma; Formal observation strategies for recognizing and identifying child attachment patterns and caregiving  patterns; Using knowledge of attachment theory and patterns for developing treatment goals and treatment strategies; and training in attachment-based education courses for parents.

Contact Dr. Whelan for more information at:  whelan@virginia.edu or by phone at 434-242-2960.