Please note: this training takes place over two sets of two days, 18-19 and 25-26 September, 2023
This is an introductory 4-day course on Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting, an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist, USA.
This approach assists therapists and professionals to understand and effectively support children, young people and their families. In this model, theory and research in the areas of developmental trauma, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and child development are integrated to produce a therapeutic approach used for relationship development and trauma resolution. DDP recognises the vital role which adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play as primary attachment figures in the recovery of traumatised, attachment-resistant children.
The principles and interventions are presented through formal presentations, discussion, videotape of sessions, role-play, and hand outs.
Who is it For?
The training is relevant and open to therapists and practitioners who have experience in working with children and young people with trauma-attachment problems and their foster, adoptive or birth families.
AFKA Cymru (Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption, formally AFA Cymru)
Contact: Erina Roberts at email@example.com or 02920 761 155
Lunch and refreshments are included.
Please contact the organiser or visit their website to book your place and for more information.
Venue: TBC, Cardiff, Wales
About DDP Training
View and download the DDP Level One Training Content PDF.
For more information about DDP Level One and Two training please visit our Training pages.
DDP Level One and Two training is suitable for professionals who have experience working with children and families, or parents or caregivers, whose children have experienced developmental trauma. This includes but is not limited to therapists, social workers, educators, adoptive parents, foster parents, kinship carers, or other caregivers, such as in residential homes.
Please note there are very specific requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to apply to start certification as a Practitioner in DDP. Please refer to What is required before starting the practicum for more information.
Recommended reading prior to attending the training:
Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions
Daniel A. Hughes, Julie Hudson, Kim S. GoldingView : Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions
Disclaimer: DDP Network, DDPI and DDP Connects UK accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of event information on this website. Please contact event Organisers for the latest event information.