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Event Details - DYADIC DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: DDP Level 1 Training

Title: DYADIC DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: DDP Level 1 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

Participants are referred to the Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook which underpins this training.

A MAXIMUM of 27 participants is permitted.

Course / Workshop Outline:
OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

DDP Level One Training

Framework for therapy and parenting of developmentally traumatised children

This is an introductory 28-hour training course relevant to professionals and therapists who have experience in communicating with and working therapeutically with children and young people and their families. It is focused on families and residential care homes when children have experienced past developmental trauma and have associated attachment difficulties.

By the end of this course participants will understand:

  • The impact of secure developmental attachment on neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioural development
  • How developmental trauma (abuse and neglect) create insecure and disorganised attachment patterns which impede normal development
  • Principles of psychotherapy, effective communication and parenting that facilitate the development of attachment security
  • Specific strategies of parenting and communication that facilitate the development of a secure attachment and help children integrate past trauma and abusive experiences
  • How the caregiver’s attachment history and attachment patterns can be important factors when providing care for children who have experienced developmental trauma.

In this four-day training, principles and interventions are presented through formal discussion, case examples, videotape of therapy sessions, role-play, and hand-outs. A MAXIMUM of 27 participants is permitted.

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

Start/End Date: 18/03/2019 to 21/03/2019
Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
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: Mercure Gold Coast Resort
Address 2: 64 Palm Meadows Drive
Suburb: Carrara
State: QLD
Postcode: 4211
Website: http://www.compassaustralia.com.au/event/dyadic-developmental-psychotherapy-level-1-ddp1ool180319
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-1-ddp1ool180319
Cost ($): 1950 - 2200
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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