Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook by Dr. Daniel Hughes was published in Chinese on January 8th, 2021. To celebrate, Dan wowed the Chinese audience in a webinar titled “Common Elements of Mental Health, Attachment, and DDP”.
Hannah Sun-Reid, a Canadian DDP trainer and the lead translator of the book, joined Dan in the webinar to translate and to facilitate.
Dan spoke on the 3 Rs of the mental health: relationships, regulation and reflection; how attachment security promotes the development of the 3 Rs and how DDP is practiced in relationship healing and the strengthening of the 3 Rs.
Dan described the core elements of DDP by demonstrating real clinical cases, using his story telling approach. His compassion and wisdom came through his voice, expression and gestures even though his verbal language was temporarily “lost” with the Chinese audience. This was immediately followed by Hannah’s translation combined with her understanding of the culture, families and clinical practices in China, successfully channelling Dan’s verbal and non-verbal messages.
The synchronized delivery had captured the Chinese audience, about 250 clinicians, educators and parents. People were very grateful to have the opportunity to listen to the founder of DDP, to appreciate the power of PACE, and to know that they can practice DDP in their own work. One of the comments was “I have never cried before during a webinar”.
Since 2018, there have been 150 Chinese clinicians trained in DDP Level One, and about 50 trained in DDP Level Two. Monthly DDP study groups and supervision groups are available to all trained ‘DDPers’. There will be more now with the support of more DDP books being translated.
The Chinese version of the Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook has added forewords by three well-known Chinese psychologists, and boasts a beautiful painting for the cover by a Chinese artist.
Another book, Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions by Daniel Hughes, Kim Golding and Julie Hudson, is in its last stage of the translation and is due to be published in China later this year.
DDP is growing in the eastern part of the world, one PACE at a time.