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Event Details - DYADIC DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: DDP Level 2 Training

Title: DYADIC DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: DDP Level 2 Training
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist (U.S.A.). DDP is family-based and is focused on facilitating the child’s readiness and ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers. It is called Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy both to focus attention on the importance of reciprocity in parenting, caregiving and therapy, and also to draw attention to the fact that abuse, neglect and trauma can seriously impact on the child’s developmental age and stage. 

This intervention is theoretically based on the models of attachment theory and intersubjectivity, and is consistent with the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma. It is an approach that:

  • Integrates recent research in the areas of neurobiology of trauma, early child development and attachment theory, to produce a therapeutic and parenting approach that assists professionals to understand and effectively support children with trauma- attachment problems, and their families
  • Communicates playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE) in order to help the child regulate their feelings (often fear, shame and anger) associated with past experiences and to create together new meanings to be integrated into the child’s life story (autobiographical narrative).
  • Recognises the vital role which adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play in the recovery of traumatised, attachment-resistant children.
  • Provides a set of principles that can support networks; inform and enrich parenting; and can support the child outside of the home eg in residential settings and at school.
Course / Workshop Outline:
OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

DDP Level Two Training

This DDP Level Two 4-day (28 hour) workshop 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. 

A MAXIMUM of 18 participants is permitted.

A full description of the content for each of the four days can be found here.

MEET the TRAINERS           DDP BOOKS & RESOURCES

Start/End Date: 17/02/2020 to 20/02/2020
Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Compass Seminars and Hannah Sun-Reid (Canada)
Contact Name: Compass Office
Contact Phone: 0455 544 577
Contact Email: office@compassaustralia.com.au
Qualifications: Psychotherapist
Experience:

Hannah Sun-Reid is a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Play Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. Hannah is a Certified DDP practitioner, consultant and trainer. Hannah has been working with children and families who experience developmental and emotional difficulties, trauma and loss for the last 30 years She is a certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist/Supervisor and training provider. She is also certified in Theraplay and has advanced training in Sandtray-Worldplay, EMDR and TIR. In addition to her clinical work and training for Play Therapists in Canada, she has been travelling to China to train clinicians since 2008 and has been introducing the PACE approach; and will be providing the first DDP Level One training in China in July 2018. Hannah is one of the first group of people trained by Dan Hughes in Canada in 2004.  Hannah is grateful to have received guidance and mentoring from Dan Hughes and Sian Phillips her DDP journey, and the support from her local peer group named “Coldsprings Collective”.

Address: The Glen Hotel
Address 2: 24 Gaskell St
Suburb: Eight Mile Plains
State: QLD
Postcode: 4113
Website: http://www.compassaustralia.com.au/event/dyadic-developmental-psychotherapy-level-2-ddpl2bne061020
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL: https://www.compassaustralia.com.au/event/dyadic-developmental-psychotherapy-level-2-ddpl2bne061020
Cost ($): 1950 AUD
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Early Bird Exp 18 September 2020

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