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DDPI’s first certified organisation People Places, Virginia

22 August 2015

It is time to recognize our first DDPI Certified Organization–People Places, Inc. Located in 3 small cities in Virginia (Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville), People Places has been a leader in providing treatment foster care for many years.

With Keith Houff, Ed.D., Clinical Director, this agency has worked hard over the past two years to develop their skills in DDP so that they would be able to provide a high level of clinical interventions that utilize the core DDP principles that are based on the theory and research of attachment, trauma, and intersubjectivity.

Dan Hughes writes:

It has been an honor for me to serve as their primary consultant in the practicum to become certified. Edwina Grant, the secondary consultant, will also attest to the comprehensive work that is being done within this excellent program. You will have a chance to meet Keith and a few of the other People Places staff at the DDP International Conference in Annville, PA, October 19-21, 2015, where they will give a short presentation about their program.

A hearty welcome to Keith and to all of the other committed folks at People Places who are providing excellent interventions and family care for many troubled children throughout Virginia.

Please visit their website: for a look at their various programs.