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 other 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 and parenting 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.
This is an education focussed DDP Level One training pilot and course objectives are as follows:
- Understand the DDP practice framework and how it can be brought into educational practice
- Explore and practice using the central components of DDP
- Understand the theoretical foundations to DDP
- Apply this to a therapeutic approach combined with teaching for children who have experienced developmental trauma
- Consider how the model can be helpful when talking to the parents or carers of the children
- Apply this framework to a regulatory and behaviour support approach which can help the children with their behaviour in school
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 aimed at any education professionals interested in applying DDP principles in education settings, who may have experience in working with children and young people with trauma-attachment problems and their foster, adoptive or birth families.
This training takes places on the following dates: 3 May, 10 May, 22 May and 6 June, 2023.
This is an education-focused DDP Level One training pilot, specifically for those interested in applying the ideas in educational settings. It is spread over a 6 week period, with attendance of no more than one day a week to complete the full 4 days, in response to requests to make attendance easier for those working in education.
Please contact the organiser to book your place and for more information.
TouchBase are selling 10 places to the public. TouchBase is a community interest company, that supports children, young people and young adults to recover well from adverse childhood experiences. The majority of attendees will be from this organisation/service with some places being sold to the public.
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:
Daniel A. Hughes, Julie Hudson, Kim S. GoldingView : Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions
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