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.
Group 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.
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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
Dates: 23-26 March 2021
Times: to be confirmed by trainers
Organised by: DDP Connects UK
For further information: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to let us know, please note that we cannot guarantee your preference.
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