Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1

Course Description

Each level is an introductory 5-day course on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, the intervention model developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes.

This approach assists therapists and other professionals to understand and effectively support children, young people and their families. In this model, theory and research in the areas of developmental trauma, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and child development are integrated to produce a therapeutic approach used for relationship development and trauma resolution. DDP recognizes the vital role which adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play as primary attachment figures in the recovery of traumatized, attachment-resistant children.

The principles and interventions are presented through formal presentations, discussion, videotape of sessions, role-play, and hand outs.

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Audience

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for parents, social workers, child and youth workers, caregivers or teachers working with children with attachment issues. This training is also relevant for therapists and clinicians who want to increase their skill set of attachment focused treatment. The model is relevant for those working with children aged four through to adult years. Each course is limited to 15 participants.

Please note that while Level One and Two are open access for professionals working with children and families, there are specific requirements that need to be fulfilled for those who plan to go on to apply for certification as a Practitioner in DDP. Please refer to what is required before starting the practicum for further information.

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Program starts at 9:30AM ET - 3:00PM ET
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All dates are for 2022 unless otherwise noted.

LEVEL 1
January 24-26 & 31, Feb 1 (FULL**)
March 31, April 1-2 & 5-6 (en español) Aprende más (FULL**)
April 11-13, 18 & 19
September 13-15, 19 & 20
December 1-3, 8 & 9


LEVEL 2*
June 14-16, 20 & 21
January 11-13, 16 & 17 (2023)


* Recommended that you wait 5-6 months to attend Level 2 so you have time to practice your skills.
** Contact [email protected] to be added to the waitlist

Select DDP Level 1 Package

1. Course Only

$925.00 USD

Program Only

Included features:

  • 5 Day Online Course
  • 25 hours of content including 10 hours of skill building practices
  • Limited to 15 students

We're sorry, this course is full. Please join our waitlist to be notified of upcoming courses.

2. Course + Supervision

$1,275.00 USD

Program Only

Included features:

  • Includes everything in course base package +
  • Case study analysis
  • 25 hours of content including 10 hours of skill building practices
  • Limited to 15 students

We're sorry, this course is full. Please join our waitlist to be notified of upcoming courses.

3. Course + Supervision + Skills

$1,525.00 USD

Program Only

Included features:

  • Everything in course + supervision packages +
  • Hand on practices..

We're sorry, this course is full. Please join our waitlist to be notified of upcoming courses.

Agenda: Level I

This is an introductory 5-day course on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, the intervention model developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes. The goal is for therapists and other professionals to understand and effectively support children, young people and their families. In this model, theory and research in the areas of developmental trauma, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and child development are integrated to produce a therapeutic approach used for relationship development and trauma resolution. DDP recognizes the vital role which adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play as primary attachment figures in the recovery of traumatized, attachment-resistant children.

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Level I - Objectives

By the end of the training, you will be able to:

--> Describe the principles of Attachment Theory
--> List the areas of functioning that are affected by Complex Trauma
--> Describe the intervention of PACE
--> List 2 playful responses in a PACE dialogue
--> List 2 accepting responses in a PACE dialogue
--> List 2 empathic responses in a PACE dialogue
--> List 2 curious responses in a PACE dialogue
--> List 3 symptoms of toxic shame
--> Explain 3 components of the A/R dialogue
--> List 2 interventions for facilitating direct parent-child communication
--> List 3 steps in preparing parents for working in the DDP model
--> Explain the condition of Blocked Care
--> List 2 feelings in the therapist that indicate parent-only work may be indicated

Day One: Overview of Model

Day Two: Core Components of DDP

Day Three: Working with Parents & Caregivers

Day Four: Day-to-day Parenting

Day Five: Bringing It All Together

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