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October dates for online practitioner By Your Side Transition Training

6 July 2022

Online By Your Side Transition Training for practitioners in October 2022 is now available.

By Your Side is an attachment and trauma-informed model for supporting children and the adults who care for them across the transition from foster care to adoption. It is based primarily on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and TheraplayⓇ.

The three session training will be facilitated by Dr Vivien Norris and Emma Decker-Thomas, running from 4 to 6 October, 1:30pm to 4:30pm each day, and tickets cost £235.

The training starts with an overview which illustrates the whole model with an online example and continues with two sessions which explore the model in more depth. Over the past three years the model has been adapted so that it can be used both face to face and online and this has opened up interesting possibilities for long distance transitions. The model is now being used to facilitate birth family reunification as well as fostering to adoption and short to long term foster care transitions.

Practitioners who attend will ideally have completed DDP Level One and Level 1 TheraplayⓇ.

For more information and to book your place please contact

By Your Side

We have featured By Your Side numerous times, it includes a range of resources including trainings, guides and a children’s story book.

By Your Side resources are written by Vivien Norris, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, DDP Trainer, Consultant and Practitioner and Clinical Director of The Family Place.