A One Day Workshop with Dan Hughes
Awakening curiosity, comfort, and joy: Daily care and therapeutic interventions for the mistrustful child

Presenter’s Biography

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. This treatment occurs in a family setting and the treatment model has expanded to become a general model of family treatment.

Dan has conducted seminars, workshops, and spoken at conferences throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia for the past 20 years. He is also engaged in extensive training and supervision in the certification of therapists in his treatment model, along with ongoing consultation to various agencies and professionals. He is president of DDPI a training Institute which is responsible for the certification of professionals in DDP. Information about DDPI can be found on ddpnetwork.org

Dan is the author of many books and articles. These include Building the Bonds of Attachment, 3rd Ed. (2017), Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (2011) and, with Jon Baylin, Brain-Based Parenting (2012) and The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy (2016). Along with Kim Golding and Julie Hudson, Dan has recently completed Healing relational trauma with attachment-focused interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with children and families (to be published by W.W. Norton, 2018). 

Dan has a limited practice in South Portland, Maine, USA.

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Outline of the day

09.45 to 11.10            Part 1

The development and challenges of the mistrustful child.

Developmental trauma: psychological and neurological effects.

The need for self-reliance when there is no one to trust.

11.10 to 11.35            Tea/Coffee Break
11.35 to 12.50            Part 2

The development and strengths of the trusting child.

Secure attachments and intersubjective relationships.

Being open and engaged and not defensive.

12.50 to 13.40            Lunch Break
13.40 to 14.55            Part 3

Assisting the child to trust again: Awakening curiosity, comfort, and joy.


Relationship Repair.

14.55 to 15.20            Tea /Coffee Break
15.20 to 16.30            Part 4

Caring for the mistrustful child as well as for the child's carer or parent.

Day-to-day caregiving.

The challenges of caring for the mistrustful child and caring for the caregiver.

Event Properties

Start: 29/01/2019 09:45
End: 29/01/2019 16:30
Price £90.00
Location Brighthelm Centre
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