NYC DDP Level 1 Training

Please join us for the NYC DDP Level 1 Training, hosted by Rennicke’s own Dr. Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D.

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.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy ( DDP) is an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist from Pennsylvania 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.

What is DDP?

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.



What will participants understand by the end of this training?

How developmental trauma (abuse and neglect) create insecure and disorganised attachment patterns which impede normal development·

Principles of psychotherapy, effective communication and parenting that facilitate the development of attachment security·

Specific strategies of parenting and communication that facilitate the development of a secure attachment and help children integrate past trauma and abusive experiences ·

How the caregiver’s attachment history and attachment patterns can be important factors when providing care for children who have experienced developmental trauma.

The impact of secure developmental attachment on neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioural development


Training Dates:

There are four sessions, being held at the following dates and times:

November 09th 2018, 9:00AM EST, to 5:00PM EST
November 10th, 2018, 9:00AM EST, to 5:00PM EST
November 30th, 2018, 9:00AM EST, to 5:00PM EST
December 1st 2018, 9:00AM EST, to 5:00PM EST


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