Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is based on the principles of Attachment Theory and Intersubjectivity Theory. DDP uses interpersonal neurobiology to support children to feel secure in their parent-child relationship and to resolve early traumatic experiences. Participants will learn how to create the necessary emotional safety to assist the child to establish a congruent narrative while guiding the caregiver to co-regulate the child’s traumatic experiences.
This four-day training is primarily formatted for experienced child and family therapists. The model is relevant for those working with children aged four to adult years. The principles of DDP are presented through formal presentations, discussion, videotapes of treatment sessions, role-play, and handouts. This is phase one of certification in DDP. Certification is optional and not a requirement to take the training. Training is limited to 22 participants.