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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) with Dafna Lender, LCSW

One Day Overview: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Tuesday, October 24, 2017,

Evanston, IL at The Theraplay Institute 

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This workshop will teach the fundamentals of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. This approach assists professionals to understand and effectively address the underlying traumatic experiences that result in behavioral and relational problems in children. In this model, theory and research in the areas of developmental trauma, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and child development are integrated to produce a therapeutic appriach and concrete tools for getting through a child's defensiveness and feelings of shame to allow them to feel open towards receiveing support from their adult attachment figure. Furthermore, the workshop will focus on getting parents to feel less defensive and more cooperative so they can focus on their child's healing.

The principles and interventions are presented through formal presentations, discussion, videotape of sessions, role-play, and hand outs.

Learning Objectives

1) Explain the concept of developmental trauma

2) List the 4 components of PACE

3) Describe the concept of the Afflective-Reflective Dialogue

4) List two behavioral signs that suggest focusing on the affective experience rather than reflective experience

5) Discuss the concept of Blocked Care

6) Describe two behaviors in parents that indicate they are in Blocked Care

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DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) Consultation and Study Group


DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) Study Group is an information consultation collaboration moderated by Dafna Lender, a Certified DDP Therapist, Trainer & Supervisor. Each month will feature a group member case presentation, discussion and feedback.

It meets the second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 at our Evanston headquarters.

Participation and CE’s are $25/person.

For more information, please Contact Us .

Our upcoming meeting schedule:

For more information about DDP please visit Daniel Hughes, PhD's website.


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