Supporting Attachment Relationships

Dr. Troutman has more than 35 years research, clinical, and training experience in infant and early childhood mental health. Dr. Troutman is the founder and creator of IoWA-PCIT, an adaptation of PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) that integrates attachment and behavioral principles to improve parent-child interactions, improve children’s social-emotional functioning, and decrease children’s disruptive behavior. Dr. Troutman’s research on attachment, infant mental health, and IoWA-PCIT has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings. Her book, Integrating Behaviorism and Attachment Theory in Parent Coaching, published by Springer in 2015, has been widely read by researchers and mental health providers. The Korean translation of this book was published by HAKIJSA in 2019. Her book, Attachment-Informed Parent Coaching, was published by Springer in 2022.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of attachment in healthy development.
  2. How to promote healthy attachment.
  3. About resources for parent-child relationship difficulties.