Clinical Training in the Psychological Treatment of Children with Trauma-Attachment Problems Level 1 & Level 2

Dan's treatment model, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), is family-based and focused on facilitating the child's ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers. Attachment and intersubjectivity theories and research are the central principles used for relationship development and trauma resolution. Dan blends various approaches into his treatment modality.

These include family therapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, psychodynamic principles, psychodrama, and interventions congruent with Theraplay and narrative work. He actively communicates PACE in order to co-regulate the affect associate with past experiences and to co-construct new meanings of these experiences.

Level 1:  Open to clinicians who are providing services to children, youth, adults and families with trauma-attachment problems.  Training includes live cases, role playing, videotopes, discussions and handouts.

Level 2:  Open to clinicians who have attended Level 1 or its equivalent.  Everyone is encouraged to present excerpts of a video of their work.  There is additional opportunity to explore the impact of one's own attachment history of the treatment process. 

Dan Hughes moved his practice to South Portland, ME in the summer of 2016.   For information on the programs he is offering in 2017, please visit