Deep Sea Diving
Exploring the process of therapy within the DDP Model
“I love stories, especially picture book stories. Working with children and families has taught me to share information in an explicit and clear manner. Metaphors add visual interest to complicated information. In my years of providing training and supervision, I have noticed that many have fallen in love with the DDP model, but sometimes unsure of the sequence or the process of the DDP therapy. This has prompted me to create some explicit steps to explain DDP therapy. Of course, I cannot just use written words, I must tell a story, using swimming and diving as the metaphor. Voila! The story of Deep-Sea Diving was born.
This book is for children, parents, carers, and clinicians. It is organized to read as a child’s version, or as an adult version with the “Parent Corner”. I hope the story will help anyone, who has learned DDP, to understand it from a lighter perspective. Enjoy!
Special Note: this book does not only contain my initial story idea, but it is also the result of many hours of dedicated and talented work of my support team. Please respect the copyright of the work.”
– Hannah Sun-Reid
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“Deep Sea Diving, by Hannah Sun-Reid, is a lovely book for children, parents and therapists that helps them to understand the impact of trauma on children and their families…
Just as Bobbie learns to dive deeply into the sea and discovers the treasures that lie there, the child in therapy is able to discover that in DDP, diving into the trauma enables them to discover their strengths within the comfort of their loving parents. Through this engaging little book, Hannah shows us that the process of resolving a trauma, may become for a child a challenging adventure, not an ordeal.”
– Dan Hughes, Founder of DDP
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Publisher: Hannah Sun-Reid (Sep 2021)
Material Type: Book