Online: An Introduction to Sensory Attachment Intervention

CTC Training Workshop

Specialised Online Course for Professionals, Parents, and Carers


An Introduction to Sensory Attachment Intervention:

Enabling Co-Regulation and Self-Regulation

The Voice of the Child


21st Nov 2020           ONLINE  TRAINING COURSE                 Fee: €110


Have you ever wondered what it might be like for a child who has sensory attachment issues? If asked what their perspective was on their relationships with the adults who care for them and on how they, the children, view the world what would they say?  What are their needs and challenges? How can we meet those needs?

If you are interested in exploring these questions and more why not join us online to find the answers as we present this workshop through the voice of the child.

This innovative day will draw on the works of Levine, Perry, Crittenden, Schore and Breathnach and integrate the facilitators many years of experience in the education sector, and as a Parent Mentor, Play Therapist and Sensory Attachment Intervention Practitioner.  This course will provide you with information that will help you to understand Sensory Attachment Intervention and will assist you in supporting children in your care.

The aim of this training day is to provide you with further knowledge that will help deepen your understanding of challenging behaviours that arise out of sensory and attachment issues. This will support you in your practice with children and their primary carers.

The day will be divided into 3 parts:

Part 1:  Attachment Theory and Timeline

Attachment Types of Parents

Part 2:   Relationships and Neuroscience

Part 3:   Attachment Types of Children and Sensory Patterns of Children

How adults can help children to regulate in times of stress

Learning objectives:

  • Begin to identify your own attachment type
  • Identify different attachment types of both adults and children
  • Understand and describe some of the behaviours associated with the various attachment types
  • Relate the SAI approach to Play Therapy or other modalities you may use with children

This course is suitable for play therapists, psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social workers, parents and carers, teachers and other professionals working with children and teenagers.

Course Times: 10am – 5pm,

Space and technology requirements:

  • Sound cancelling headset or confidential room to participate in
  • A computer or other suitable device (e.g. i pad), ideally, but not essentially, with built in (or external) microphone and camera.
  • Uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Ber Carroll

Ber has over 30 years experience working with children firstly as founder and director of Sonas Montessori School in Mullingar and now as an experienced Play Therapist, Parent Mentor and Practitioner in Sensory Attachment Intervention. She holds a BA in Humanities (Psychology) and a Level 9 Post Grad Cert in Teaching, Learning and Research at 3rd level. She lectures with UCC on Level 7 and Level 8 Relationship Courses. She established the Midland Parenting and Child Therapy Centre in 2007 where she supports the relationship between parents and children whether biological, adoptive or foster parents. Ber believes that all behaviour makes sense and is a form of communication. When we understand what lies beneath the behaviour, the reason for it, we will be able to resolve the challenges it presents. Ber also offers training, workshops and seminars to teachers, child care workers, social workers, family support workers, and all professionals working with children and families. Ber is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, British Psychological Society, Teaching Council of Ireland. Irish Association of Play Therapy and Psychotherapy and is a founder member of the Irish Association of Relationship Mentors and of Parent Matters.

Contact:        087 2103247

Cancellations: In the event of any cancellation a booking fee of €50 will be retained. Full fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellations within 3 weeks of the event.