Current Events

DDP Level 1 by Vicky Sutton

11/01/2018 09:30
24/01/2018 16:30
Brighthelm Centre

11th & 12th Jan and 23rd & 24th January 2018 -   9.30 to 4.30 *

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) has been developed by Dan Hughes over the past twenty years as a model of therapy for developmentally traumatized children and their families based on a theoretical understanding of attachment and intersubjective relationships. More recently Dyadic Developmental Practice has been recognized as providing a framework which extends beyond the therapy to also provide network, school and parenting support.

This four day training introduces DDP and the broader framework of Dyadic Developmental Practice within which the therapy is applied. The core components of DDP will be presented and explored through discussion and experiential exercises.

The level one training will provide the knowledge and practice necessary for attendees to apply DDP principles to their work with developmentally traumatised children and their families.

The level one training introduces a framework for therapy and parenting of developmentally traumatized children and is the starting point for certification as a DDP practitioner.

The main text to support this training  is Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook by Daniel A. Hughes, Norton, 2011.  It is recommended that attendees purchase this book.


Who should attend?

This training is suitable for professionals who work with children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma. It is suitable for therapists, counsellors, mental health professionals, social workers, residential workers and other interested professionals who work with developmentally traumatized children and their families.

* 9.00  Registration, tea and coffee for  start at 9.30

28 hours continuing professional development (CPD)


Fee:- £650 plus vat - £780.00   to include lunch and refreshments


Venue: Jurys Inn, 101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, BN1 4DJ Tel: 01273 862121

DDP Level 2 by Cas Schneider

26/11/2018 09:30
29/11/2018 16:30
Jurys Inn Brighton

This DDP Level Two 4-day or 28 hour course is open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training.

It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.

The aims of this training are:

  • To gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of the interventions and parenting principles used in this approach.
  • To follow up on any relevant themes that participants would like more teaching on.
  • For each participant to have opportunities to focus on the successes and barriers experienced in applying the model in their practice via supervision or consultation about their work with families or their specific practice.

This is the main aim:

  • To provide participants with the opportunity to explore (in small groups of 3 people for one hour a day) how their attachment history and experiences may inform and have an impact on their work.