Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions by Daniel A. Hughes, Kim S. Golding, and Julie HudsonHealing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions © Norton

Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with children and families

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This book is recommended reading for those participating in DDP Level One and Level Two Training.

“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


From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP.

DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.


“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

© W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2019


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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (Jan 2019)

ISBN: 978-0-393-71245-2

Website: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions

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