Deborah specializes in the attachment, grief, and trauma issues of children in her practice, Nurturing Attachments. Her passion is to help families develop close, satisfying relationships
In 2015 Deborah received a lifetime achievement award from the International ATTACh organization for her contributions to the attachment field. Deborah is core faculty for the Attachment/Trauma-Focused Therapy Program and Portland State University Foster and Adoption Therapy Program.
Deborah Gray is a popular presenter due to her practical and positive approaches. She continues to work in a clinical practice with parents and children, who help to teach her new approaches and techniques every day.
Deborah is the author of the books: Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents, Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma, Attaching with Love, Hugs, and Joy, and co-author of Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child. A new book for professionals, Promoting Healthy Attachments: Hand-on Techniques to Use with Your Clients, is due for publication by W. W. Norton in 2018.