Adoptive Parent’s Experiences of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Summary document of newly completed research project from 'Looking to the Future: Celebrating the launch of DDP Connects UK' 2017

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Rationale

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE; 2015) have outlined several interventions for supporting young people with attachment difficulties which, despite being frequently used currently have limited good quality evidence. NICE (2015) have recommended that both randomized control trials and qualitative research is conducted into parent and children’s experience of interventions including DDP.

This study aimed to understand the experience of adoptive parents who completed DDP with a view to informing an understanding of change and the processes of DDP experienced by them. This is the first study of its kind and aimed to inform the growing rationale for a quantitative study of the effectiveness of DDP.

©Megan Wingfield & Dr. Ben Gurney-Smith, 2017

Adoptive Parent's Experiences of DDP Research Poster A3
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Publisher: DDP Connects UK (Sep 2017)