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Masterclass Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) - Level 1  (C2302)

Voor kinderen en jongeren die te maken hebben met relationeel (ontwikkelings)trauma ontwikkelde Dan Hughes de Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy; een systeemgerichte behandelvorm. Belangrijk is een houding die Dan omschrijft als PACE: playfulness, acceptance, curiosity en empathy. Ervaringen uit het verleden en heden worden (v)erkend om te helen, emoties te leren reguleren en een narratief te vormen. Leer op 14 t/m 17 maart in Utrecht van Dan zelf hoe je dit toepast.


  • Omvang: 4 dagen van 9.00 - 17.30 uur
  • Datums: 14 t/m 17 maart 2023
  • Locatie: Utrecht
  • Spreker: Ph.D. Daniel Hughes
  • Spreker

  • Kosten: € 1.350
  • Cursuscode: C2302

Voor wie

  • Orthopedagoog-generalist BIG
  • Gz-psycholoog BIG
  • Psychotherapeut BIG
  • Klinisch psycholoog BIG
  • Kinder- en jeugdpsycholoog NIP
  • Basispsycholoog
  • Orthopedagoog
  • Systeemtherapeut
Lees de volledige doelgroepinformatie
Orthopedagoog-generalist BIG, Gz-psycholoog BIG, Psychotherapeut BIG, Klinisch psycholoog BIG, Kinder- en jeugdpsycholoog NIP, Basispsycholoog, Orthopedagoog, Systeemtherapeut en Psychiater


Accreditatie: FGzPt, NIP, NVO, NVRG, NVvP

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Je ontvangt een certificaat indien je minimaal 90% aanwezig bent geweest en de cursus met goed gevolg hebt afgerond.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) can help children who have been hurt and/or neglected within their families in their early years. Children can be traumatized by these experiences and find it difficult to feel safe and secure within their new families. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy has been developed by Dan Hughes over the past twenty years. It is based on a theoretical understanding of attachment and intersubjective relationships; and the impact of developmental trauma.

In DDP the therapist helps the child's relationship with its parents/caregvivers. He does this by talking with the child using an affective-reflective (a-r) dialogue. This is a conversation that involves feeling as well as thinking. The therapist explores all aspects of the child’s life; safe and traumatic; present and past. The therapist and parents’ intersubjective experience of the child helps the child get a different understanding. This becomes integrated into her autobiographical narrative. This in turn becomes more coherent.
In this way the child experiences healing of past trauma and achieves safety within current relationships. The conversations and interactions (verbal and non-verbal) within the therapy room are all based upon PACE. This means that the therapist will be playful, accepting, curious and empathic.

He will talk in a way that is like telling a story rather than giving a lecture. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy therefore involves the child and parents working together with the therapist. The child gains relationship experience which helps her to grow and heal emotionally. Family members develop healthy patterns of relating and communicating. This in turn leads to a less feelings of fear, shame or need to control within the family. Family members become open to each other’s inner life as well as their outward behaviour. The child is helped to respond to current experience and memories of past experience flexibly instead of through rigid and repetitive responses.

We organize this masterclass training with the DDP Institute and are excited that also this second edition will be hosted by Dan Hughes himself. This training will be in English.

Wat leer je?

By the end of this course you 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


  • Orthopedagoog-generalist BIG
  • Gz-psycholoog BIG
  • Psychotherapeut BIG
  • Klinisch psycholoog BIG
  • Kinder- en jeugdpsycholoog NIP
  • Basispsycholoog
  • Orthopedagoog
  • Systeemtherapeut
  • Psychiater


Day One: Overview of model

  • Introduction to DDP
  • Theoretical foundations Theory, research and links between attachment, the impact of trauma and interpersonal neurobiology
  • Intersubjectivity theory
  • Introduction to the principles of therapeutic intervention, effective communication and parenting
Day Two: Core Components of DDP
  • The role of PACE in communication
  • Affective-Reflective dialogue
  • Making sense of behaviour
  • Steps toward parent-child communication
  • Understanding shame, fear and rage
  • Helping children create coherent narratives about their life
  • Working with resistance
  • Trying not to problem solve before connection’s have been made with, and between, child and parent or caregiver
Day Three: Working with parents & caregivers
  • Assessing parents and caregivers
  • Engagement with parents. Establishing and maintaining a relationship
  • Parental work, both as a stand-alone intervention and as preparation for therapy with the parent(s) and the child together
  • Parenting and providing care based on principles of attachment theory and research and what is known about the impact of trauma
  • The importance of the adult’s own attachment history
  • PACE for parents: How to help parents understand what PACE is, why it is helpful and how they can put “Parenting with PACE” into practice
  • Venting: How to help parents who vent to communicate in more reciprocal ways
  • The importance of understanding and addressing Blocked Care
  • Working with parental difficulties in providing care
  • Day-to-Day Parenting: Introducing a framework for parenting
Day Four: Day-to-day Parenting, Application of DDP to different circumstances, Overview & integration of the course
  • Day-to-Day Parenting: a framework for parenting
  • Working with different client groups, populations and circumstances - Short term placements, residential care, birth families, individual children
  • Working with other agencies - Relationships with other professionals, such as health, social services and educational professionals
Deze training valt onder bijeenkomsten zoals congressen en masterclasses en seminars (op locatie of online). Wij maken je er op attent dat annulering van je inschrijving voor deze bijeenkomsten niet mogelijk is na de wettelijke bedenktermijn zoals vermeld in onze voorwaarden. Bij verhindering kun je iemand anders in jouw plaats laten deelnemen.


Je ontvangt een certificaat indien je minimaal 90% aanwezig bent geweest en de cursus met goed gevolg hebt afgerond.

Accreditatie & Erkenning


Dit is een erkende 28-urige DDP Level 1 training. Meer informatie over registratie als DDP Practicioner vind je via

  • Spreker: Ph.D. Daniel Hughes
  • Spreker

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