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13 Sep 2022 (8:30) - 16 Sep 2022 (16:00) Add to calendar

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Bridging TalentsDyadic Developmental PracticeDDPHannah Sun-Reid
TrainerHannah Sun-Reid (CAD)
CPD Hours28 Hours
IncludesDownloadable handout and certificate
DeliveryLive On-Line
Time ZoneSingapore

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy/ Practice (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 Practice 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 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 schoolDDP 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.

2022 Workshop Delivery

The Board of the DDPI Network have approved online training for Level 1 and 2 till the end of 2022. 

In Singapore, Compass Seminars in collaboration with Bridging Talents, will deliver this online via Zoom. All participants and the presenter Hannah Sun-Reid (Canadian DDPI Board Member) will join remotely. Participants outside of Singapore are welcome to join (Singapore time-zone applies). The online learning will include presentation, formal discussion, case examples, videotape of therapy sessions, role-play, and hand-outs.



Ticket typePrice (AUD)Quantity
Early Bird TicketAvailable until 30 Jun 2022$1,850.00$1,700.00 incl GSTUNAVAILABLE
Standard Ticket$1,850.00 incl GST

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