Behavior through the Lens of
Attachment, Trauma, and Dissociation


Description: In this session, author and educator, Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D. will unravel the layers of healing required to process her experiences of early childhood trauma and attachment wounding. The behavioral implications of trauma and attachment will be explored through the lens of her personal story and professional expertise as a teacher educator. Specific topics will include dissociative behaviors, lying, uneven growth in learning, perceived manipulation, neediness/dependency, dysregulation, memory challenges, and challenging interpersonal relationships. Applicable to parents and teachers. Participation and discussion using case-study scenarios will be included.

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And this is the infamous missing slide that caused me answer the question about specific

strategies for helping children with this totally ineffective statement: "It is in the book." Oops.

Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.

      Trauma-Informed Author & Advocate

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All information and resources at this website have been presented as part of my personal story and does not replace professional psychological care for mental health issues. The only legal and ethical advice I can offer is to seek professional help. 

If you have had or are having suicidal thoughts, please call: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


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