Online DDP Level One, Billy Smythe, Sarah Kildea, England

23 March 2021 - 26 March 2021 (All Day)
Fully booked
United Kingdom
This training replaces the Warrington based DDP Level One run by Dr Philip McAleese postponed from May 2020. All existing confirmed bookings are still valid.

DDPI has agreed Level One and Two trainings can take place online but with smaller groups. Therefore, participants will be put into two groups, one run by Billy Smythe and one by Dr. Sarah Kildea.

Dr Sarah KildeaBilly SmytheGroup 1 Trainer: Billy Smythe, Clinical Psychologist

Group 2 Trainer: Dr. Sarah Kildea, Clinical Psychologist

This DDP Level One is organised by DDP Connects UK, our Community Interest Company for DDP in the UK.

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.

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: £850 – All applications other than self-funding individuals

£700 – Self-funding individuals

VAT is not applicable.

Cost includes handout packs

Places: 7

Dates: 23-26 March 2021

Times: to be confirmed by trainers

Venue: Online

Organised by: DDP Connects UK

For further information: Please contact with any questions about the event.

Participants will be put into two groups, one run by Billy Smythe and one by Dr. Sarah Kildea. If you have a preference for a Trainer, once you’ve booked your place please email to let us know, please note that we cannot guarantee your preference.

To book a place: Please complete the booking form below and don’t forget to read our Help pages.

This event is fully booked.

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