The Impact of Relational Trauma on Development: Therapeutic Interventions *WEBCAST*

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03 Apr 2020
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5

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Workshop presented by Dr. Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.


Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: University Golf Club (5185 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5)

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2020

After March 31, 2020 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

Children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect are at high risk for significant difficulties in their neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral development. The central place of therapeutic and caregiving interventions based on attachment and neurobiology will be explored. These principles of safe relatonships enable an individual to resolve conflicts and traumatic experiences, develop affect regulation and reflective functioning, and establish a coherent narrative.

Attachment principles stretch from infancy to old age, from safety to exploration of self and other, including affective and reflective functioning, while involving the processes of co-regulating affect and co-creating meanings. A resulting attachment-focused treatment -- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is experiential and reflective and involves establishing attuned states between the young person and the therapist and caregiver in order to safely explore past traumas and current behaviors involving both fear and shame.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the effects of developmental trauma and attachment disorganization.
  2. Understand the developmental effects of a secure attachment.
  3. Understand the basic principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
  4. Understand the basic interventions of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
  5. Understand the basic principles of caregiving for developing attachment security.
  6. Understand characteristics of day-to-day care.

About the Presenter:

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 the founder of DDPI a training Institute which is responsible for the certification of professionals in DDP.  Information about DDPI can be found on 

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 had published Healing relational trauma with attachment-focused interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with children and families (W.W. Norton, 2019).  

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

  • Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by March 31, 2020. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after March 31, 2020.


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