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Diane Poole Heller, PhD

The effectiveness of body-oriented treatment strategies for PTSD such as somatic experiencing and energy psychology has been demonstrated. However, most practitioners are not well versed in the role of attachment styles in therapy. Explore the importance of attending to insecure attachment issues in psychotherapy in areas such as a predictor of traumatic distress, therapeutic engagement, and a predictor of treatment outcomes. Learn how insecure attachment issues manifest in trauma treatment, no matter what type of approach you use, and how you can customize treatment to the needs of your client’s attachment style . Discover how to use the self-administered attachment style questionnaire as a psychoeducational tool to help increase your client's self-awareness and motivation. You can take the test at