Lauren Porter is the Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Attachment.
She obtained her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University, USA in 1995 and has since been dedicated to working with families, children and adolescents in the field of mental health counseling and training.
Lauren has worked in a wide range of settings and communities, including Germany and the US, in addition to New Zealand.
Her experience has focused on families struggling with relationship issues and individual problems, ranging from conflict and trauma to the familiar struggle with authentic emotional connection.
Her current professional focus is the merging of attachment theory with neuroscientific data, with an eye toward the practical applications of everyday life. She provides training and consultation as well as maintainting a private practice in Christchurch.
She is a member of the External Advisory Group for the NZ Government Taskforce on Child Maltreatment, a member of the Attachment Parenting International Research Group (API-RG) and Secretary of the Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ).
She is the mother of two children.
For more information go to www.centreforattachment.com