• Karen Doyle Buckwalter

Conversations With Michael Trout: The Development, Production and Impact of his DVDs and Books

Updated: Mar 3

In late 2019/early 2020, Karen sat down with friend and mentor Michael Trout for an in-depth, multi-part discussion on his Transitions Series of DVDs, as well as his books Books about childhood trauma. Here are the full conversations, presented in their entirety.


Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.


The videos, books and accompanying study guides are available exclusively through the TKC Store.


Conversation 1: Inspirations Behind the Transitions Videos

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Conversation 2: Gentle Transitions- A Newborn Baby's Point of View About Adoption

Conversation 3: Multiple Transitions- A Young Child's Point of View on Foster Care & Adoption

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Conversation 4: Family Transitions- Young Children Speak Their Minds About Divorce

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Conversation 5: Breaking Peaces- Babies Have Their Say About Domestic Violence

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Conversation 6: Is Anyone In There?- Adopting A Wounded Child

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Conversation 7: They Took My Parents Away- Little Ones Affected by Incarceration Speak

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Conversation 8: The Hope-Filled Parent- Mediations for Foster & Adoptive Parents with Special Guest Lori Thomas

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Conversation 9: The Jonathon Letters: One Family's Use of Support As They Took In a Troubled Child with Special Guest Lori Thomas

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Part Two

For More:

The Infant-Parent Institute

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