Southern Utah Adoption Conference

INSTITUTE OF ATTACHMENT & ADOPTION
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES October 3rd-5th, 2017
PROFESSIONALS, PARENTS & FAMILIES - October 6th-7th, 2017

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Join us in scenic Southern Utah to gain a greater understanding of Attachment and Trauma related issues, how to treat them as a professional (CEUs available), and how to deal with it in your home as a foster, or adoptive parent. 
"In Search of Self", mental health training by Holly van Gulden, will be held from October 3rd-5th and is recommended for mental health professionals interested in increasing their ability to clinically treat attachment and trauma related disorders; and parents who desire to understand the clinical tools that assist in recovery.
 
To Have and to Hold: Understanding Children's Ability to Maintain Attachment - October 6th & 7th
Recommended for adoptive and/or foster parents and adults who work with children diagnosed with early childhood attachment and trauma who are seeking for understanding, skills and hope. 


CEUs are available for both trainings.

**Prices Will Increase on 9/15**

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Holly Van Gulden

Since 1985, Holly van Gulden has been teaching and counseling adoptive and foster parents and training adoption professionals. She has worked throughout the United States, England, Scotland, and Canada.

Van Gulden's refreshing blend of humor and compassion has led her to be invited back repeatedly to speak before such national and international organizations as Adoptive Families of America and the North American Council on Adoptable Children. She also serves as a consultant to numerous clinics, residential treatment centers, and adoption agencies in the United States and the UK.

Van Gulden has coauthored many books and is also a columnist and regular contributor for Adoptive Families, Pact Press, and Face Facts. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and is completing her master’s thesis for St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She, herself, is an adoptive parent who grew up in a multiracial, international family comprised of six children born to the family, four adopted children, and several foster brothers and sisters. This blend of professional and personal experience has given her extra insight into what it’s like to grow up adopted and to parent through adoption.