Certified Attachment-Focused Practitioners
The Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute was founded by Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. to provide training and certification in treatment methods based on attachment theory. Attachment-Focused Treatment includes psychotherapy, family therapy, and work by other professionals using the principles of attachment theory to guide interventions, treatment, and programs.

Attachment-Focused Treatment is grounded in attachment theory, the neurobiology of interpersonal experience, and uses methods and principles from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is an evidence based, effective, and empirically validated treatment that is grounded in current thinking and research on the etiology and treatment of Complex Trauma or Developmental Trauma Disorder and disorders of attachment. It is now recognized as a general approach to treatment. Treatment is primarily experiential. Teaching parents about attachment-facilitating parenting methods and the importance of attunement and responsive, sensitive parenting is essential.

Visit our sister site, The Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute to learn more about certification and to view lists of Practitioners who are certified in Attachment-Focused Treatment.

You will find the following lists there:

DDP Certified Attachment-Focused Therapists

DDP Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapists

DDP Certified Organizations