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Who is it for?
The DDP model can help in any role where you support children and families, including health care, social care, education and residential care, voluntary agencies and private practice.
What is DDP?
DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy) puts together what we know about the impact of complex and developmental trauma, attachment theory, child development and neuropsychology to provide assessment, therapy and parenting approaches.
Professionals who use DDP with adoptive, foster and birth families often use a combination of interventions. As well as therapy and parenting, these can include working with the teams and networks who care for children and who sometimes need to make difficult decisions about where children might live.
Working with a DDP Practitioner
Practitioners offering Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy will have trained as therapists and received additional training and supervision to develop skill in providing DDP as a therapy.
All certified Practitioners, Trainers and Consultants in DDP can be found on the Find a Practitioner page.
All certified Practitioners in DDP can provide consultation to networks around children, to foster and adoptive parents, to residential staff and to schools. In consultations people think together about the child or young person’s psychological, emotional and developmental needs, and how these can be met.
Consultation can involve carers, parents and relatives, social workers, teachers, mental health staff, and team managers. Sometimes children and young people are involved directly.
For more information about DDP Consultation for organisations and companies, please see our Supporting Professionals page.