Lauren Porter obtained her Masters Degree in 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 issues pertaining to conflict and trauma, including child sexual abuse. Her current professional focus is the merging of attachment theory with neuroscientific data, with an eye toward the practical applications of everyday life. 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 an Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ) Executive Committee. She is the mother of two children.

Kate Dent Rennie is a Bioenergetic psychotherapist and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Infant Mental Health with the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry in Sydney. The focus of her work is on supporting the development of secure infant-caregiver attachment relationships. She has a particular interest in adult attachment representations and the transmission of attachment patterns from caregivers to their children. In the past, she has worked in private practice and in the field of eating disorder treatment. She is a member of the Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHANNZ).She is the mother of four children.

Advisory Board
CFA has a number of people on its advisory board whose expertise is called upon to give feedback and advice on the various activities that CFA undertakes. To see the advisory board members click here