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DDP Level One, Hay-on-Wye

4 March 2024 - 12 March 2024, 9:30am - 4:30pm

DDPI accredited DDP Level One four day in-person training for professionals.
Lunch and course materials included.

DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) was developed by Dan Hughes as an Attachment Focused Family Therapy that is tailored to meet the needs of children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma and loss. This therapy is theoretically based on the models of attachment theory and is consistent with the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma.

Day one: Monday 4th March, 09.30am – 4.30pm

Day two: Tuesday 5th March, 09.30am – 4.30pm

Day three: Monday 11th March, 09.30am – 4.30pm

Day four: Tuesday 12th March, 09.30 – 3.00pm

Course Overview

DDP Level One training introduces the DDP model, the core components of DDP, and explores working with parents and caregivers and in different workplace environments.

Who Is The Training For?

The training is designed for professionals with experience of working with children with developmental trauma that show attachment and relationship difficulties with their primary caregivers. This includes professionals such as therapists, social workers, educators, residential carers etc.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the impact of secure developmental attachment on neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioural development
  2. Understand how developmental trauma (abuse and neglect) creates insecure and disorganised attachment patterns which impede normal development
  3. Learn principles of psychotherapy, effective communication and parenting that facilitate the development of attachment security
  4. Practice specific strategies of parenting and communication that facilitate the development of a secure attachment and help children integrate past trauma and abusive experiences
  5. Understand how the caregiver’s attachment history and attachment patterns can be important factors when providing care for children who have experienced developmental trauma


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4 March @ 9:30 am
12 March @ 4:30 pm
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Vivien is a Director and Founder of The Family Place, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Music Therapist. Fully Certified in both Theraplay® and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer.
The Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye
HR3 5DQ United Kingdom
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