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Course Overview

This course looks to discover what happens when the infant-caregiver relationship is not healthy. In this course we are discussing Attachment Disorder (AD), a condition that occurs in many children who experience abuse, neglect, and chaos at the hands of their caregivers during infancy and early childhood. In this course, you will learn assessment strategies and suggestions for diagnostic tools of attachment disorder, details of evidenced-based and emerging interventions for attachment problems, plus suggestions for effective ways of communicating with parents who are raising a child with AD and parenting practices to share with them. The term Attachment = Relationship and the information below will help you optimize child and adult relationship potential ((Simpson, 2015).

About the Course Author

Dr. David Keyser is a neurophysiologist with extensive experience in consultation services for professionals treating Attachment Disorders. Dr. Keyser has been an invited keynote speaker for many professional organizations. His unique understanding of the central nervous system function, research experience, and multiple forms of trauma allows him to educate professionals and families on the impact of complex trauma and complex developmental trauma.

Dr. David Keyser has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Tracey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, with a Master's degree in Psychology/Dance Movement Therapy. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina, and practices as a Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist. She has conducted research and published in the field of female sexual offenders with Safer Society Press, VT, 1994.  In additional to traditional treatment modalities, she received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) levels I and II, Psychodrama, and Role Play.  Professional affiliations include membership in ATTACh, the international organization for professionals specializing in Attachment Disorders. Tracey N. Turner-Keyser, MA, BC-DMT, LPCS, IDME has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (36 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • National Academy of Certified Care Managers

    1.50HOURS


    Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA. This activity approved for 1.5 CMC contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-ADTTI2-V2
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-10-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss ethical guidelines for working with this population.; Explain what, where, and how to assess a client who may have AD.; Identify standardized assessment tools.; Identify treatment and intervention strategies for working with clients who have attachment disorders and their families.; List key elements of evidence-based treatment for AD.; Provide resources for the learner working with clients/families.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    A. About This Course
    B. Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Assessment of Attachment Disorders
    A. Irrational Thinking and Attachment Disorders
    B. Attachment Assessment
    C. Observations
    D. Structured Observations
    E. Unstructured Observations
    F. Infant Observations
    G. Practice
    H. Assessment Interviews
    I. Adolescent and Adult Attachment Assessment Tools:
    J. Assessing Attachment Disorders and Trauma
    K. Review
    L. Summary
    Section 3: Treating Attachment Disorders
    A. Introduction
    B. Therapist Mindset
    C. Attachment Disorder in Adults
    D. Review
    E. Summary
    Section 4: Treatment Intervention Models for Attachment Disorders
    A. Introduction
    B. Evidence Based Practices
    C. Evidence Based Practice Guidelines
    D. Practice
    E. Parenting
    F. Strategies to Use With Parents
    G. Review
    H. Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    A. Course Contributors
    B. Resources
    C. References
    D. Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.