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An Audience with Dan Hughes

LIVE MINDinMIND legacy interview with the creator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

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A MINDinMIND Legacy Interview with one of the world’s leading clinicians working in child mental health.

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A recording will be available for all ticket holders

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy has become one of the main models of working with traumatised children around the world. It is a unique integration of attachment, neurobiology, intersubjectivity, trauma theories and research that forms a deeply compassionate approach that can help even the most severely abused and neglected children and their families or caregivers

You are invited to join MINDinMIND’s first live Legacy Interview. Jane O’Rourke, the founder of MINDinMIND, will take Dan Hughes on a deep dive into his work and life. As well as discussing his model of working in detail, Dan will reflect on the personal experiences and motivations that drive him in his work with children & families.

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Dan questions about his way of working. Selected audience members will discuss the impact Dan has had on their thinking and work.

At MINDinMIND you’ll find some of the world’s leading clinicians and wisest minds working in child mental health, sharing what they know about what best helps children and families. Join us for our first live Legacy Interview.

Dan Hughes

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Dan Hughes

Dr Dan Hughes is a clinical psychologist based in Maine, USA. He founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). This is a treatment for 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 spent over 40 years helping children and young people reach their full potential and reconnect with others in their lives.

Dan has conducted seminars, workshops, spoken at conferences and guest lectured throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia for many 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.

Dan is a member of the American Psychological Association. He is also president of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute (DDPI) which is responsible for the certification of professionals in DDP.

Information about DDPI can be found on their website, www.ddpnetwork.org.

Dan has authored many books including Attachment-Focused Parenting (2009), Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (2011) and, with Jon Baylin, Brain-Based Parenting (2012) and The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy (2016). He has also written or been featured in many articles, many of which can be found at www.ddpnetwork.org/resources/library/authors/hughes-daniel-a/

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On MINDinMIND you’ll find some of the world’s leading clinicians and wisest minds working in child mental health. They are sharing what they know about what best helps children and families.

When children and young people get into emotional difficulty, the adults who care for them need access to the latest information and thinking about child mental health.

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