Treating Developmental Trauma and Attachment in Children (TDTAC) is a live, online, 40.25-hour, post-graduate level course for mental health professionals in the fields of child welfare, children’s mental health and adoption / permanency. The course consists of self-directed learning of resources that will be provided, a 1-hour pre class meeting, 31.25 hours of on-line or in-person class, and 8 hours of knowledge implementation classes. TDTAC combines the recent research on Interpersonal Neurobiology with the physiological and relational practices. After completion, participants will be eligible to register as an ATTACh mental health clinician and receive one year membership to ATTACh.

The course will focus on the current thinking about childhood developmental trauma through the lenses of attachment and trauma. Current terminologies and schools of thought including Developmental Trauma and ACEs will be explored. Attachment theory, theories of trauma and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored in parallel with current psychotherapeutic modalities and techniques including on sensory, somatic, and brain-based traumagenic differences.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Therapists, Clinicians, Mental Health Professionals, School Counselors

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Advanced Level / Post-Graduate or equivalent experience (5 years minimum)


  • Part 1: Self-directed reading 
  • Part 2: 1 hour Pre Class-Meeting
  • Part 3: 5 Day Online Interactive or In Person Classroom (31.25 hours)
  • Part 4: 8 hours post implementation learning assessment
    This is an instructor-led, online course. 
  • Entry into Community of Practice group of other graduates for on-going learning, support, and implementation of knowledge into practice

CEs: 40.25 Credit Hours 

COST:    MEMBER $750 | NON-MEMBER $900

SCHEDULE: Now accepting registrations for classes starting in May 2024




Live Virtual Zoom


May 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 1, 2024 | 9am – 4pm US CT