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22-24 Oct 2014: DDP Therapy Training

DDPDDP Introductory Level, Tampere, Finland, 22-24 Oct 2014
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy DDP® in Treatment of Attachment Trauma

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

See also two-day Conference by Daniel Hughes on 20-21 Oct, 2014 >

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(s) 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. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Reading Participants are advised to read this book prior to the course:

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


Wed, 22 Oct – Fri, 24 Oct 2014  |  Class program

Schedule: Days start at 8.30 and end at 16.30, except on Friday when we end at 15.30.

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

Welcome to Tampere to integrate DDP as an effective part of Your work!

Pirjo Tuovila Dr. Daniel A. Hughes
Special Psychologist, Developmental and Educational Psychology , PsL
Theraplay® Therapist and Trainer
DDP® Therapist
Clinical psychologist, PhD
Quittie Glen Center for Mental Health, 417 Reigert's Lane, Annville, PA, USA

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