DDP Level One Training, Tooting, London, England

22 September 2022 - 30 September 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Please note, this training is taking place over two sets of two days, a week apart, 22-23 and 29-30 September 2022

Dr Sarah KildeaTrainer: Dr. Sarah Kildea

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.

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.

The majority of attendees will be from South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, including NHS and social care staff working in CAMHS and social care settings, with some places being sold to the public.

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 reading prior to attending the training:

More information and bookings

Cost: £880

Refreshments only will be provided.

Places: 8

South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust are selling 8 places to the public. The majority of other attendees will be from this organisation/service.

Dates: 22-23 and 29-30, September 2022

Times: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Venue: Conference Centre, Springfield Hospital Tooting, 61 Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ

Organised by: South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

For more information and to book a place:


Dr Rachel Tucker at Rachel.tucker@swlstg.nhs.uk, or CAMHS Admin Team at slmadminteam@swlstg.nhs.uk


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