Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Goals and Objectives

Introduction by Dan Hughes to Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy goals and objectives.

“When children and teens have been traumatized by their parents or other caregivers, they are at risk to manifest a variety of symptom patterns that reflect serious problems in forming attachments with their current caregivers in which they would turn to them for safety, comfort, guidance and companionship.

These symptom patterns reflect poorly organized attachment patterns, habitual terror, and excessive shame. Major developmental skills fail to develop well leaving them at risk for dysregulation or rigid control when faced with stress…”


Publisher: ddpnetwork.org (Mar 2014)

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