The Association for Taining and Treatment in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) has adopted a list created by Beverly Cuevas to help parents determine if a therapist is competent on issues of attachment and adoption:
1. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Does the therapist:
- have a current license/certification or other credential required by their particular state?
- belong to ATTACh?
- have a current clinical registered membership in ATTACh or meet the standards to be a registered clinician (80 hours of specialized post0graduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of attachment disorders and regular continuing education in those issues)?
- have a current membership in his/her professional organization?