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Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) Paper Review

29 January 2020
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Kim Golding, DDPI Board Member, has written a summary of three papers on Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP).

Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) was developed by Family Futures, London, UK and ‘uses a synergy of therapeutic approaches, underpinned by Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), and delivered using a wrap-around approach which supports parents, schools and the professional network’.

This summary evaluates each paper, and describes the ‘developing evidence for the efficacy of an integrative, biopsychosocial intervention for adopted children’.

The summary article is available to download through the DDP Library.

All three Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) research papers have also been added to the DDP Library, with references added to the summary. Access to full articles is restricted behind a paywall, on their respective publisher’s websites.

Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP), 2016

An evaluation of Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy, 2016

A comparison between a Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) treatment group and a control group for children adopted from care, 2019

Family Futures 2019 Research Findings

An extended online article about the 2019 NPP research findings has been published by Family Futures. This includes the key findings and numerous outcome diagrams.

They summarise that the 2019 NPP research “provides supporting evidence that a therapeutic intervention which is neuro-developmental and holistic in approach improved outcomes for children who had experienced developmental trauma and who had later been placed for adoption.”