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Evening Workshop with Dan Hughes: Founder of Dyadic Developmental Practice. Enhancing your Practice.

26/09/2017 17:30
26/09/2017 20:00

This workshop  will provide those professionals who have trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) or are interested in how it is practiced  to have the opportunity learn more and to continue to develop their skills for implementing this treatment model in their clinical practice.

Safeguarding Children in the Therapeutic Process by Gretchen Precey

14/10/2017 09:45
14/10/2017 16:00

Course Objective: to equip professionals who work therapeutically with children and young people with the knowledge required to keep the process safe

Learning Outcomes: by the end of the day participants will have had the opportunity to-

·       Learn about national and local safeguarding procedures

·       Explore the role of the therapist in working together with other child welfare agencies

·       Consider signs and indicators of abuse

·       Know how to respond to disclosures of maltreatment

·       Deal with dilemmas about confidentiality

·       Understand the process involved in allegations made by children and families against professionals

DDP Level Two by Sue Drake

16/10/2017 09:00
19/10/2017 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.

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.

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time Limited Approach presented by Nick Midgley and Nicole Muller

25/11/2017 09:45
25/11/2017 16:30

In this workshop Nick Midgley and Nicole Muller, two of the developers of Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C) will provide an introduction to the concept of 'mentalizing', including the developmental research on how the capacity to mentalize develops; and set out the significance of this research in the context of understanding child mental health, and working therapeutically with children and families.

In the afternoon the presenters will then go on to set out the aims and principles of MBT-C, a time-limited approach to working with children with a range of presenting problems.

The talk will include opportunities to reflect on the relevance of these concepts to the audience's own work, and clinical illustrations of the approach in practice.

DDP Level 1 by Vicky Sutton

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

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