UK Development of DDP

How DDP in the UK & Ireland has developed

Since 2000 interest has grown rapidly with parents, foster carers, social workers, therapists and practitioners finding out how effective these therapeutic and parenting approaches are for families, children and adolescents.

DDP Level One and Level Two Training

DDP Level One and Level Two Trainings are now available throughout the UK and Ireland by our DDP Trainers. More information about DDP training and the approaches of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Parenting and Practice can be found on About Training.

All certified UK Trainers can be found under ‘Trainer in DDP’ on UK Practitioners.

All DDP Level One and Level Two trainings with bookable places are available in Events & Training.

International 2-day residential DDP Conferences

International 2-day residential DDP Conferences are held in the UK biennially.

The first in Manchester, June 2012 was attended by 120 delegates. The second UK conference took place in Walsall, North of Birmingham, on 10th – 11th November, 2014. 250 delegates attended our third and fourth conferences held in Glasgow 10th -11th October 2016 and Stratford 29th – 30th April 2018.

Visit the Resource Library for downloadable conference proceedings and keep up to date with our Latest News. All upcoming UK conferences can be found on Events & Training.

3rd Biennial International 2-day DDP Conference, 2016

DDP Conference 2016 GlasgowRunning from the 10th-11th October, Dan Hughes, Jon Baylin & DDP Practitioners and Therapists from across the World came together for the third 2-day International Conference on The Power of DDP.

SAIA and DDP UK would like to thank everyone who helped make the International DDP Conference 2016, in Glasgow, Scotland, a success.

Conference proceedings can all be found in the DDP Resource Library under International DDP Conference 2016.

DDP Study Days

The first DDP Study Days, run by Kim Golding and Julie Hudson, started in Worcester in 2007 becoming increasingly popular and often oversubscribed. Now Study Days are run in the south west of England and in the Midlands about once a year.

All upcoming Study Days in the UK can be found on Events & Training.

Local DDP Special Interest Group (SIGs)

We have a growing network of local DDP Special Interest Groups in the north east and north west of England, the Midlands, London, the south west and the south of England. DDP Connects UK support SIGS as a way of offering a free space over a morning or afternoon, with time to build professional connections, to keep in touch with and support individuals, teams and services in the wider DDP community. Most SIGS ask that those who come have completed at least DDP level one training.

These are listed on Events & Training