New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation



When Unresolved Attachment Trauma is the Problem: Working with Avoidant and Disorganized Clients

  • 01 Dec 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Diane Poole Heller, PhD

All-day Program:

When Unresolved Attachment Trauma is the Problem: Working with Avoidant and Disorganized Clients

Saturday, December 1, 2018

9:00 am  - 4:30 pm

Many clients bring to therapy the remnants of attachment wounds experienced before they learned to speak, so talk therapy is often ineffective at getting to the root of early memories that can continue to roil emotions and disturb relationships. This workshop presents a unique approach to correcting insecure attachment through specific corrective experiences that specifically address the emotional injuries they incurred in early life. Through experiential exercises plus videos of client sessions, you'll see the profound effect of DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience) work in action.

Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D., is an established expert in the field of Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing techniques. She has taught and lectured for over two decades in the USA and in many countries around the world. She developed her own signature series on Adult Attachment called DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning Experience).

Dr. Heller began her work with Peter Levine, founder of SETI (Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute) in 1989. As Senior Faculty for SETI, she also teaches Somatic Experiencing®, based on Peter Levine’s groundbreaking work, in the USA and abroad.

Her books Crash Course on auto accident trauma resolution and Healing Early Attachment Wounds are used worldwide as a resource for healing general trauma and attachment disruptions.

As a dynamic speaker and teacher, Dr. Heller has been featured at prestigious international events and is the author of numerous articles in the field. As president of DARe/SATe and of Trauma Solutions, a psychotherapy training organization, Dr. Heller supports the helping community through an array of specialized topics.


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