Please note: training will now be held online on the following dates 12-13 and 18-20 May, 2021
Trainer: Dr Susan Drake, Clinical Psychologist
This is an introductory 5-day course on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, 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 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.
Exechanges Limited is a supported living project for young people aged 16-18, offering a safe, young-person focussed approach with a therapeutic edge. Attendees will be from this service.
Please note that while Level One and Two are open access for professionals working with children and families, there are specific requirements that need to be fulfilled for those who plan to go on to apply for certification as a Practitioner in DDP. Please refer to What is required before starting the practicum for further information.
Recommended prior to attending the training:
Daniel A. Hughes, Julie Hudson, Kim S. GoldingView : Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions
More information and bookings
Dates: 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 May, 2021
Times: 10am – 3:30pm
This online training replaces the DDP Level One on 17-20 May 2021 (9:30am – 4:30pm).
The organiser will provide online access details, please contact them if you have any questions.
Organised by: Exechanges Limited, 166 Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LZ
For further information or to book a place:
Telephone: 01392 272583
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