WHY ‘PACE’ HEALS
A one day attachment-focussed presentation for carers of traumatised children and young people presented by Dr Dan Hughes
Dan is the developer of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, or DDP, a highly respected treatment approach for traumatised children and their caregivers.
Wednesday 7th June 2017, 9am – 5pm at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane
100% Profits from ticket sales will go to directly to Rafiki Mwema, Kenya
Early Bird Tickets available until April 15th.
$200 for Professionals or $80 for Foster Carers
After this date tickets will be $250 for Professionals or $100 for Foster Carers.
(Including; Tea, Coffee, Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)
If you are a foster carer, please get in touch with Sarah via email [email protected] or 0402 768 967 to arrange.
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Dr Dan Hughes has achieved international acclaim for his profoundly transformative therapeutic work with the most troubled and traumatised children and young people. Dan’s empathic way of relating to children and young people can bring about major changes often in a few sessions. He is a Clinical Psychologist and author of many books including Building the Bonds of Attachment – Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children and Principles of Attachment-Focused Parenting. He has decades of ground-breaking and profoundly moving clinical practice with very traumatised adolescents who have moved into violence.
Information about the day with Dr Dan
Providing Nurturing and Effective Care for Children and Youth with Problems Due to Developmental Trauma and Attachment Disorganization
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 attachment in enabling an individual to resolve conflicts and traumatic experiences, develop affect regulation and reflective functioning, and establish a coherent narrative will be explored in this one day presentation.
Attachment principles stretch from infancy to old age, from safety to exploration of self and other, from affective to reflective functioning, from the process of coregulating affect to cocreating meanings. A resulting attachment-focused treatment–Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and attachment-focused care 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. The treatment involves assisting the young person to develop a coherent story involving both past abusive experiences and current experiences in a safe family. This story-telling stance is characterized by playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy (PACE). Strengths and vulnerabilities, reciprocity and conflict are all understood and accepted. Dialogues emerge that fully accept the subjective experience of each participant in the conversation. Such dialogues become templates for satisfying and productive dialogues in all areas of life.
Principles and strategies of both psychological treatment and daily care which utilize our understanding of both attachment and trauma will be presented and discussed. This model of intervention will be demonstrated with videos of treatment sessions.
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
Morning – Tea & Coffee served
Secure and Insecure Attachment
Multiple Symptoms of Trauma and Disorganized Attachment
Attachment Security, Intersubjectivity, and their developmental effects
Break – Morning tea served
Principles of Dyadic Developmental Practice for Young People and their Caregivers
Intersubjective Presence: attunement, joint attention and intentions.
Being Open and Engaged rather than Defensive
PACE: Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy.
Shame vs. Guilt
Video of Treatment Session
Break – Lunch Served
Caregiving Principles & Interventions
The Caregiver’s Parenting and Attachment Histories
The Causes and Consequences of Blocked Care
Building trust through Comfort and Joy
Conversations to develop engagement and influence
Break – Afternoon tea served
The Crucial Need for Relationship Repair
Two Hands of Discipline
27 Ss to Enhance Secure Attachment for Traumatized Young People
Video of Treatment Session
Teaching Methods: Formal presentation, discussion, videotapes of treatment sessions, handouts.
This workshop is designed to
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 Practice
4. Understand the basic principles of caregiving for developing attachment security
5. Understand characteristics of day-to-day care