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‘Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions’ published, Dan Hughes, Kim Golding and Julie Hudson

16 January 2019
Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions by Daniel A. Hughes, Kim S. Golding, and Julie Hudson

We would like to celebrate the publication of Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions by Dan Hughes, Kim Golding and Julie Hudson.

This exceptional book is now the ‘authoritative text’ on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy principles and practice, as well as the research and theories surrounding and supporting DDP in the treatment of developmental trauma.

“Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions is the most comprehensive book on DDP we now have. It will be an excellent guide to support the continuing development of DDP for at least the next generation of practitioners and caregivers.”

– Dan Hughes

“It has been a huge privilege to work with Dan and Julie on this book. I am really excited to have helped produce an up-to-date guide to DDP which guides the readers through theory, research and practice into DDP as both therapy and practice model.”

Kim Golding

It has been added to the DDP Library and is available at all good bookshops, including the publisher W.W. Norton USA.


W.W. Norton USA are offering 20% off and free shipping for U.S. based customers when you buy the book via their website with the code DDPPUB at checkout.

They are also offering this deal through their Facebook page, although only to certain territories and followers.

People in the UK can take advantage of this offer by going to the W.W. Norton UK website and entering the code WN606 at checkout.

Praise for the book

“This book is a must-read for anyone living or working with a young person who has suffered developmental trauma. In a deeply moving way, the reader is taken by the hand, into a wealth of fascinating underlying theory and case studies which explore how to engage young people who have been catastrophically hurt by adults in their lives. I am sure that the book will also become a seminal text for anyone studying Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, which is so effective in promoting change in the most defended of young people.”

– Margot Sunderland, DPsych, DLitt (Hons), MA, Director in Education and Training, The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Co-Director of Trauma Informed Schools UK

“This book is a major gift to all the courageous therapists who hope to heal children and their families who have suffered relational trauma. The book provides clear and detailed explanations of the various aspects of the Dyadic Developmental approach. Each section is followed by vivid clinical examples which movingly demonstrate how Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, and Empathy can create a sense of safety and trust that allows parents and children to connect with each other and form secure and loving relationships.”

– Phyllis Booth, MA, Co-Founder of Theraplay, Clinical Director Emerita of The Theraplay Institute

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