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5-7 Oct 2011: Creating Capacity for Attachment

DDP Introductory Course, Tampere Hall 5-7 Oct 2011
Creating Capacity for Attachment
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, DDP®, as the Treatment for Trauma-Attachment Disorders

PT-Publishing & Dr. Daniel A. Hughes, USA

This three day introductory course in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, DDP, is aimed for those professionals, therapists, psychologists, child psychiatrists and social workers in different settings providing treatment for children and adolescents suffering from trauma-attachment disorders and complex relational trauma. Attendees will get an overall understanding of DDP and be able to begin implementing this evidence-based effective treatment for children with trauma and attachment disorders as part of their work. DDP digs into the heart of the disorder, a damaged attachment pattern that prevents the curative effect of new, healthy relationships. That is why DDP focuses on the attachment dyad, i.e. the child and his/her carer so that disturbed interaction patterns could be repaired in curing emotional relationships. The caring adults are always in a key position, and their therapeutic capabilities must be increased in order to make everyday life rehabilitative.

Prerequisites Course participants are required to have a basic knowledge of child development, attachment theory, and trauma theory. Those who attended Dr. Becker-Weidman’s or Dr. Hughes’ two-day conference in 2006, 2008 or 2010, and those who attend this year’s conference, will take priority. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Reading Participants are advised to read these books prior to the course:

Training consists of lectures, authentic video recordings of therapy sessions, and demonstrations.
Within the course, participants will


Wed, 5 Oct – Fri, 7 Oct 2011  |  Course program

Schedule: Days start at 8.30 and end at 16.00, except on Friday when we end at 15.30. Venue: Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, see

The primary language of training is English. Sufficient English skills are required.

Welcome to Tampere!

Pirjo Tuovila Daniel A. Hughes
Special Psychologist, Developmental and Educational Psychology , PsL
Theraplay® Therapist and Trainer
DDP® Therapist
Clinical Psychologist, PhD

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