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A One Day Workshop with Dan Hughes
Awakening curiosity, comfort, and joy: Daily care and therapeutic interventions for the mistrustful child

29/01/2019 09:45
29/01/2019 16:30

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. 

This workshop is designed to enable participants to understand -

1. Development and challenges of the mistrustful child.

2. Attachment security and its developmental effects.

3. How to assist the mistrustful child to begin to trust.

4. The nature and value of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy), the basic tenets of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

5. Characteristics of day-to-day care for the mistrustful child.

6. Challenges of caring for the mistrustful child and how to care for the caregiver.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to parents, foster carers, adoptive parents and professionals from all disciplines interested in enhancing their knowledge and developing their understanding of working with children with traumatic backgrounds and attachment difficulties.

DDP Level 1 Feb 2019 by Vicky Sutton

12/02/2019 09:30
15/02/2019 16:30

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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.

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

DDP Level 2 Sept 2019 by Susan Drake

23/09/2019 09:30
26/09/2019 16:30

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.