DDP PACE for Professionals, Louise Faulkner

5 June 2024 - 6 June 2024 (9:15 am - 4:30 pm ISTEurope/Dublin)
United Kingdom

This two day online DDP PACE for Professionals training will provide the Core DDP PACE Content (minimum of 15 hrs).

DDP PACE training will help you to understand the impact of developmental trauma and the challenges that children with this experience can struggle with. It introduces how the experience of PACE within a DDP-informed approach can start to help these children to recover trust and safety, giving them back their futures.

It also explores PACE as a way of being with adults of all ages to provide a secure foundation for relationships to grow and thrive. Drawing on their capacity for regulation and reflection, DDP PACE helps adults who support children to emotionally connect with them in ways which increase feelings of safety and trust.

What is PACE?

PACE stands for playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy. It was created by Dr. Dan Hughes, the founder of DDPI and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), as a core aspect of DDP. PACE is central to DDP-informed parenting and teaching.

More information about PACE can be found on our What is meant by PACE? page.

Core concepts include:

  • Why children who have experienced developmental trauma, behave in the way they do
  • What leads to children needing a different parenting approach involving PACE alongside behavioural support?
  • How do we help/parent children that have experienced developmental trauma?
  • What parenting capacities do parents need?
  • Understanding what PACE is, and what it is not
  • Using PACE alongside regulation and behavioural support
  • The importance of self care, and blocked care
  • Practical strategies for living and learning

Who is it for?

This online training is for professionals working with children who have experienced relational trauma. This can include residential workers, education practitioners and support workers, social workers, health visitors, psychology, counsellors and therapists.

Once you have completed this 2 Day Core DDP PACE training with Louise Faulkner, you will receive your certificate and can describe yourself as: ‘developing my use of DDP PACE within my practice’


Louise Crangle Faulkner
Therapeutic Specialist Social Worker, DDP Practitioner and Consultant in Training, and DDP PACE Trainer (supported by DDPI)

Contact: l.faulkner@ibasw.co.uk

More details

Please contact the organiser to book your place and for more information. You’ll be provided with Microsoft Teams access information.

DDP PACE for Professionals – registration form

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