The Impact of Trauma on Attachment

Four Basic Attachment Patterns & How They Manifest

3 clock hours for Teachers, LPC/LMFT, LCSW & PhD


This course focuses on the four basic attachment patterns and how they manifest in the classroom. Practical strategies are offered for building connections with each type of attachment pattern. 


Module One: Introduction

  • What is attachment?
  • Why is attachment important to development?
  • Why is it important to teachers?

Module Two: How Does Attachment Happen?

  • When does attachment begin?
  • What are the key ingredients for attachment?

Module Three: Secure Attachment

  • What are the characteristics of secure parents?
  • What are the characteristics of secure children?
  • How do secure children approach the learning environment?
  • How do secure children approach others?
  •  What kind of strategies can be used in the classroom?

Module Four: Insecure Avoidant Attachment

  • What are the characteristics of avoidant parents?
  • What are the characteristics of avoidant children?
  • How do avoidant children approach the learning environment?
  • How do avoidant children approach others?
  • What kind of strategies can be used in the classroom?

Module Five: Insecure Ambivalent Attachment

  • What are the characteristics of ambivalent parents?
  • What are the characteristics of ambivalent children?
  • How do ambivalent children approach the learning environment?
  • How do ambivalent children approach others?
  • What kind of strategies can be used in the classroom?

Module Six: Insecure Disorganized Attachment

  • What are the characteristics of disorganized parents?
  • What are the characteristics of disorganized children?
  • How do disorganized children approach the learning environment?
  • How do disorganized children approach others?
  • What kind of strategies can be used in the classroom?

Module Seven: Factors that Disrupt Attachment

  • What are factors in “normal” families that can disrupt attachment?
  • What are prenatal and perinatal factors that can disrupt attachment?
  •  What are factors throughout childhood that can disrupt attachment?


Certificate Provided Upon Completion  


Course Curriculum

  Introduction to The Impact of Trauma on Attachment
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  Module One: Introduction
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  Module Two: How Does Attachment Happen?
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  Module Three: Secure Attachment
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  Module Four: Insecure Avoidant Attachment
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  Module Five: Insecure Ambivalent Attachment
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  Module Six: Insecure Disorganized Attachment
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  Module Seven: Factors that Disrupt Attachment
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  Post-Test Quiz
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$25

One Time Purchase - Online Course

Hi, I’m Dr. Barbara Sorrels

I help teachers, parents and professionals understand the basic principles of child development by 'looking under the hood' to see what makes kids tick. Learn more about Dr. Sorrels >>