Compass Seminars works closely with the DDP Network to the bring the best trainers in the approach to Australia and Singapore. 

Many of our DDP trainers are DDP Institute Board Members and have extensive experience in working with vulnerable young people and families/ carers including those in out of home care. 

Dr Kim Golding

Dr Kim Golding is a Clinical Psychologist working in Worcestershire, England. Kim has worked with children and families since 1985 in a range of situations. Throughout this experience Kim has always been interested in parenting, and collaborating with parents or carers to develop their parenting skills tailored to the particular needs of the children they are caring for. Additionally Kim is keen to promote the emotional and social needs of children in school settings. Learning and mental health will both improve if we pay more attention to these needs throughout the child’s school career. Kim is proud to have been involved in the setting up and evaluation of the Integrated Service for Looked After Children. ISL is a multi-agency, holistic service, jointly provided and managed by Health and Children’s Services. The service provides support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals around the children growing up in care or in adoptive families. Kim has been fortunate in this work to have been trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of DDP; both as a therapy and a framework for communicating with and helping families of children who have experienced early trauma from within their family.

Kim currently the DDPI Board Director and is involved in accrediting and training other professionals in this approach. Kim, alongside a small group of colleagues, is actively developing DDP within the UK. Kim is author of Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered and Adopted, co-author with Dan Hughes of Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with Pace and lead author of three observational checklists designed for use in educational settings, Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings (for children aged 0-4), Schools (for children aged 5-11) and Educational Settings (young people aged 11-16) . She has written two group work programmes to use with parents, foster carers and adopters; The Nurturing Attachments Training Resource and the Foundations for Attachments. Additionally she a written Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatised Children and Everyday Parenting with Security and Love.

Hannah Sun-Reid

Hannah Sun-Reid is a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Play Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. Hannah is a Certified DDP practitioner, consultant, trainer and DDP International Board Member. 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”. She enjoys learning and sharing with others and maintains a humble attitude of “I learn from everything I do.” Hannah is also an author of children’s books and therapeutic games. Hannah lives and works in Ontario Canada. 

Courtney Rennicke

Dr Courtney Rennicke is a Columbia University trained Clinical Psychologist who runs a psychotherapy group practice, Rennicke & Associates, focusing on evidence-based and innovative psychotherapy for children and adults in New York City. Dr. Rennicke and her clinical staff specialize in providing attachment-focused family treatment to adoptive and foster care children and their families. Dr. Rennicke is also the Co-Founder and President to the Adoption Foster Care therapist Network, a collective of mental health professionals specializing in attachment disorders in adoptive and foster care children and their families throughout New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She is a certified DDP Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer. She is a Member at Large from USA and is currently in the Board Role of Treasurer.

In addition to certification in DDP, Courtney has received advanced training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for relational and attachment work with adults, as well as collaborative problem solving for emotional dysregulation and behavioral issues with children and adolescents. Courtney has also supervised and taught psychology externs, social workers, post-doctoral fellows and psychiatry PGY-III residents in a range of treatment modalities at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, Teachers College/Columbia University, and Yeshiva University.

Dr Sian Phillips

Dr Sian Phillips is a Psychologist in private practice in Kingston Ontario. She specialises in working with children in foster care and their foster and adoptive parents. She is a certified DDP Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer. She is a Member at Large from Canada and is currently in the Board Role of Research Co-ordinator. She consults with local agencies helping them develop more attachment-focused perspectives and treatment. She is an Adjunct Professor at Queens University, providing clinical placements for students who wish to study trauma and attachment issues. She has a wonderful husband, two children, a horse and a dog that keep her busy the rest of the time.