Compass Seminars – Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 (Brisbane)
A 28-hour introductory course for practitioners working with children with disrupted attachment due to developmental trauma
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 called Dyadic Developmental Practice both to focus attention on the importance of reciprocity in parenting, caregiving and therapy, and also to draw attention to the fact that abuse, neglect and trauma can seriously impact on the child’s developmental age and stage. This intervention is theoretically based on the models of attachment theory and intersubjectivity, and is consistent with the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma.
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.
By the end of this course participants will understand:
- The impact of secure developmental attachment on neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioural development
- 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.
In this four-day training, principles and interventions are presented through formal discussion, case examples, videotape of therapy sessions, role-play, and hand-outs.
A full description of the content for each of the four days can be found here.
Date: Monday, 31st July to Thursday, 3rd August – 9am to 4pm
Venue: The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, QLD, 4113
Cost: Early bird price until 30th June – $1,900 per person // Standard price – $2,200 per person