Alongside the launch of the community interest company DDP Connects UK, we used our one-day conference as an opportunity to celebrate the publication of three books during 2017, and to announce a new book for 2018.
Building the Bonds of Attachment
Dan Hughes has published a 3rd Edition of his ever popular Building the Bonds of Attachment. This continues to be a bestseller, and is read by both parents and practitioners alike.
Updates to the Third Edition include: (taken from Rowman & Littlefield Publisher website)
- Updated coverage of the greater preparation given to both the therapist and parent before the onset of the treatment and placement based on our understanding of how the attachment histories of both the parents and therapists impact their engagement with the child
- New introduction of the concept of blocked care to better understand the challenges of raising a traumatized child with attachment difficulties
- New introduction of the classification of developmental trauma that is now commonly used to describe the challenges faced by children such as Katie
- Expanded coverage of intersubjectivity with demonstrations throughout the book as to its impact on the development of the child
- Additional development of the therapeutic and parenting stance of PACE (playful, accepting, curious, empathic) since this has become a strong organizing principle for training both therapists and parents using the dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP) model
- Updated examples of the components of DDP (affective-reflective dialogue, follow-lead-follow, interactive repair, deepening the narrative) and a discussion of the ties between DDP and new research in interpersonal neurobiolog
Foundations for Attachment programme
Kim Golding has published Foundations for Attachment Training Resource.
This is a 6 session programme, based on the DDP model, for parents and carers parenting children who have relationship difficulties.
Especially suitable for children who have experienced attachment problems, trauma, loss and/or separation early in their life; or for parents who are having parenting challenges and who would benefit from help to emotionally connect with their children.
This group work programme precedes and compliments Nurturing Attachments Training Resource.
To accompany the Foundations for Attachment programme Kim has additionally published Everyday Parenting with Security and Love. This book is suitable for practitioners and parents. It follows several fictional children and families in order to explore the ideas within the training resource in a readable format.
Dan, joined by Kim Golding and Julie Hudson are working on a new book which it is hoped will be published in 2018. This will be an up-to-date book about DDP, building on Dan’s previous writings.
Image shows working title. The title and final content are still to be decided.