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Leah Crane, Psy.D. from the Family Collaborative and I are excited to extend a warm invitation to our upcoming DDP Fundamentals Study Series to foster new connections and deepen bonds with old acquaintances.
We are hoping to build new connections and sources of support through our larger group work, as well as safety and security in practicing new skills and sharing clinical case work in smaller groups.
We are inviting practitioners interested in learning DDP from around the world. We also want to highlight our intention to be a part of building a larger DDP community for therapists of color by reserving 25% of our group for therapists of color to pay what they wish.
If you or anyone you know may be interested, please be sure to sign up or share.

Dyadic Developmental
(DDP)Study Series



For Mental Health Professionals Only

Come join our Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Fundamentals Series beginning October 18, 2022. Leah Crane, Psy.D., Director of the Family Collaborative in Darien, Connecticut, and Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D., Director of Rennicke & Associates in New York City will lead a series of four 3-hour online gatherings that will provide you with the opportunity to:

-Connect with peers
-Feel more resourced in your clinical work
-Strengthen your understanding of DDP principles
-Deepen your DDP practice
Our DDP fundamentals series will focus on core components and principles of DDP practice: establishing safety, PACE, a/r dialog, and rupture and repair. Each study day and DDP component is anchored in self-compassion and self-care for ourselves as therapists. We will support community members through didactic presentations, experiential practice, role plays and case consultation, as well as supportive feedback from group members. Dr. Rennicke and Dr. Crane, are both DDP certified Trainers, Consultants, and Practitioners.

We are looking forward to hosting a group of 27 practitioners so there are lots of opportunities to learn from others, as well as time to connect in smaller groups to role play, consult and feel seen.


The entire series is as follows:

October 18, 2022 – SAFETY: Creating Safety with Developmentally Traumatized Youth and their Families
January 17, 2023 – PACE: With ourselves, parents, and children
March 7, 2023 – STORY: Affective Reflective Dialogue, finding our unique voices, musicality, and rhythm

May 2, 2023 – REPAIR: Tracking and responding to ruptures through open engagement & self-compassion


WHERE: Online – Zoom


-$95 – Individual Session

To register for this group, please click HERE.
It is meaningful to Leah and Courtney to support the professional development of therapists of color in DDP that reflect the diverse racial identities of the children and families that we are all honored to know and work with.
For this DDP Fundamentals Series, 25% or 7 of the spaces will be reserved for clinicians of color to pay what they wish for the study series.
Cancellation Policies

– A full refund will be granted if cancellation is more than 4 weeks before the start of the series
– A 50% refund will be granted if cancellation is between 4 and 2 weeks before the start of the series
– No refund will be granted if cancellation is less than 2 weeks before the start of the series

About the Trainer:

Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D.

Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D. 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.

In addition to certification in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Dr. Rennicke 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. Dr. Rennicke 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.

Leah Crane, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Darien, Connecticut. Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Crane was Director of Adoptive Family Services at Rennicke & Associates in New York City. Her background in evidence-based practices is enhanced by specialization in experiential, attachment-focused interventions for children and adults. She is a certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) practitioner, consultant, and trainer. She deeply enjoys supporting clinicians in developing their skill in DDP and building community.

In addition to her training in DDP, Dr. Crane has advanced training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy and is certified to provide the Safe & Sound Protocol. Dr. Crane has provided supervision to externs, post-doctoral fellows, and clinicians seeking certification in DDP.

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