Join us for a series of discussions, hosted by Michael Trout, MA and Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, RPT-S live via Zoom!

Get ready for an immersive, in-depth discussion featuring the one and only Michael Trout alongside Karen Doyle Buckwalter! If you work with children, adults or couples, then you won't want to miss this opportunity. Cost to attend this series is $100 per person, which includes all four sessions and reading materials.


Using select readings from Michael Trout's latest book release, This Hallowed Ground: Four Decades in Infant Mental Health, we will dive into four specific topics. As a participant, you will receive readings prior to each group meeting, which will deepen the discussion and enhance your experience. Large and small group discussions will take place as well.

Sneak Peek

Watch as Michael and Karen share what participants can expect during this experience!


How Did I Become the Sort of Clinician I Became?

How Do Parents Become the Sort of Parents They Become?

Adult Relationships: The Connection to Early Experience

Working with Narratives of Trauma and Loss in Foster and Adopted Children

Areas of Focus

We are requesting a commitment to attend all of the first

3 meetings with the final meeting being optional.


9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. PST

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST

July 22nd   August 26th 

September 23rd .  October 28th 

Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, RPT-S

Chaddock Director of Program Strategy 

Karen has more than thirty years of experience working with children, adolescents and families, 25 of which she has been at Chaddock. While at Chaddock, Karen has been instrumental in the development of an innovative residential program for adolescents with attachment disorders and complex trauma. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has co-authored articles and book chapters that have appeared in Adoption Today and Fostering Families magazines. She is also a Theraplay therapist, trainer and supervisor.

Karen has a BS in Individual and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Social Work from Temple University. She has completed a two-year postmaster's training program in family therapy at the Meninger Clinic. 

Attachment Theory in Action, edited with Debbie Reed was Karen's first book. She also hosts the popular Attachment Theory in Action podcast.  

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Michael Trout, MA

Director, Infant-Parent Institute

In the mental health field since 1968 and in private practice since 1979, Michael Trout has directed The Infant-Parent Institute, which engages in research, clinical practice and clinical training related to problems of attachment.


Mr. Trout has produced 16 clinical training videos that are used by universities and clinics around the world, including the six-hour video training series, The Awakening and Growth of the Human: Studies in Infant Mental Health. He has also written and produced five videos focusing on the unique perspective of babies on divorce, adoption, loss, domestic violence and parental incarceration.

He is the co-author of The Jonathon Letters; the author of Baby Verses: The Narrative Poetry of Infants and Toddlers; the producer of two meditation CD's, including See Me As a Person: Meditations for Sustaining Relationship-Based Care, and The Hope-Filled Parent: Meditations for Parents of Children Who Have Been Harmed; and co-author (with Mary Koloroutis) of the 2012 textbook for healthcare providers, See Me As a Person.  His final book, This Hallowed Ground:  Four Decades in Infant Mental Health was released in 2019.

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