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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One Online Training

February 4, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Online DDP Event at Rennicke & Associates


I’m so glad you are here and interested in learning more about Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). In my experience training therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, behavioral support workers, parent support workers and other executive and clinical staff in foster care and adoptive agencies and organizations, I’ve come to realize that the most meaningful part of the training for me is beginning to build connections between like-minded clinicians to create DDP communities locally and now with online training, globally!


I have heard from a lot of people who finish Level 1 training that they feel a bit lost or unsupported in taking the next step to practice their new PACE-ful ways of being. So, I will be starting to offer DDP training with an eye towards building community through both the formal training experiences of Level 1 and Level 2 and the addition of informal group gatherings (4 people maximum) for supervision through a year of learning and connection. I will host 3 group supervisions in between Level 1 and Level 2, and then 3 more following Level 2 for a total of 6 meetings throughout the year to give everyone who is interested more support and guidance once they start testing out DDP principles in their day to day work with clients and colleagues. 


I will also be focusing on training therapists that reflect the diverse racial, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical abilities of the children and families that we are all honored to know and work with. There are 18 total places available for online DDP training. For each online training, 25% or 5 of the spaces will be reserved for clinicians of color, LGBTQ+, transgender or gender fluid clinicians, or non-able bodied clinicians at 50% cost of the training fee. To inquire about these training slots for racial equity and social justice please contact: info@rennickeassociates.com.

DDP 28-Hour Level 1 Training

Dates: February, 4, 5, 25, 26, 2021
Time: 9am-5pm EST each day (30 min lunch break)
Where: Zoom link (To be sent with registration)

This is an introductory 28-hour training course relevant to professionals and therapists who have experience in communicating with and working therapeutically with children and young people and their families. It is focused on families and residential care homes when children have experienced past developmental trauma and have associated attachment difficulties. This online course runs for 5 days, 3 days and a break and then another 2 days (5.5 hours each day). Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy ( DDP) is an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist from Maine 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 an approach that: integrates recent research in 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); recognizes the vital role which adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play in the recovery of traumatized, attachment-resistant children.

For more information about Level 1 Training click HERE.


LEVEL 1 ONLY…I’m curious about what DDP has to offer:
If you are interested in taking the first step towards exploring the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Model, please register for ONLINE Level 1 Only: $925

LEVEL 1 & SUPERVISION (Save 5%)…I’m excited about learning DDP:
ONLINE Level 1 ($925) + 6 ONLINE 90-Minute Group Supervision Sessions throughout 2020-2021 ($450 for 6 Group Sessions): $1300
(5% discount off of Level 1 & Group Supervision, which would normally be $1375)

LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 (Save 10%)…I’m passionate about learning DDP:
ONLINE Level 1 + ONLINE Level 2 TOGETHER: $1665
(10% discount off of Level 1 and Level 2, which would normally be $1850)

LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2 & SUPERVISION (Save 15%)…I’m ALL IN about DDP!:
ONLINE Level 1 + ONLINE Level 2 + 6 ONLINE 90-Minute Group Supervision Sessions Throughout the Year: $1955
(15% discount on total cost which would normally be $2300)

Cancellation Policies

For DDP Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings:
– A full refund will be granted if cancellation is more than 4 weeks before the event
– A 50% refund will be granted if cancellation is between 4 and 2 weeks before the event
– No refund will be granted if cancellation is less than 2 weeks before the event

For Supervision:
– If you cancel at least 4 weeks in advance before 1st meeting: 100% refund
– If you cancel <4 weeks before our first meeting: 50% refund will be granted.
– Once you have attended a supervision session, no refund will be given.

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.


February 4, 2021
February 26, 2021
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NY 10013 United States


Rennicke & Associates
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