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. The majority of those attending this training are residential teams looking to embed DDP practice day-to-day.
Contact: Ruth Scalise at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07944271947
Lunch and refreshments are included.
Please contact the organisers to book your place.
Dimensions are selling 6 places to the public. Dimensions provide care for children and young people who reside in a home with ages ranging from 6-17 years old.
The majority of attendees will be residential workers from Dimensions Care with 6 places being sold to professionals who feel this will be relevant to their own DDP practice. This DDP Level One course will therefore have a particular focus on using DDP in residential children’s homes and DDP in day-to-day practice. Although the Trainer will balance this with covering the core components of the DDP Level One course (e.g. DDP therapy, working with parents) it is helpful that we make this clear.
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
DDP Level One Training, Worcester, England at Upton Snodsbury Village Hall, 4 December 2023 - 7 December 2023
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