The Attachment Trauma Center Institute

Who We Are

The Attachment Trauma Center Institute, LLC (ATCI) provides quality resources, training, and consultation in the field of trauma and attachment.

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LIMHP and Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP are the co-founders and have developed practical strategies, in-depth discussions, attachment-encouraging exercises and case presentations that are at the core of ATCI’s training resources.
Read more about the co-founders →

What We Do

ATCI has constructed an innovative, collaborative approach to working with severely traumatized children that includes the family and their therapeutic team called the Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP) model.

“This research driven integrative approach is designed to treat the whole family and put simply: it works. I have been utilizing protocol learned at the conference with many families in my practice, and they are realizing successful outcomes. “
– Kathryn H., LMHC, RPT from Waterloo, Iowa

Who We Help

We offer workshops & trainings programs, consultations and certifications.

  • Clinicians  Virtual trainings and phone consultations through Attachment Trauma Center Institute are designed to provide agencies, mental health providers, and clinicians with cutting edge methods to help children and families impacted by attachment trauma. Click to view a list of certified clinicians →
  • Parents  Our virtual parent training and parent coaching via phone provide parents with effective strategies for helping children heal from trauma and become emotionally and behaviorally regulated.

Stefanie Armstrong and Debra Wesselmann talk about Emotion-Focused Coping