Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Training Program


Are you seeking to learn more about serving children and families experiencing insecure attachment?

For All Seasons’ Center for Learning is pleased to offer this training program in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), taught by the founder of the DDP modality, Dan Hughes, Ph.D. DDP is a treatment approach to trauma, loss, and/or other dysregulating experiences, based on principles derived from the theories and research of attachment, attunement, and our knowledge of trauma and interpersonal neurobiology.

Participating clinicians will receive 28 Category I CEUs, issued by For All Seasons, Inc., an approved continuing education provider for Maryland Social Workers and Professional Counselors.


Anchor Church, Easton, MD (in-person)
Date and Time:

June 24-27, 2024, 8am-5pm each day
Limited Spots:

No More than 24 participants

$850 Registration Fee Includes:

4-Day Training, Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks, All Needed Materials

Thanks to the generous support of the Maryland Community
Health Resources Commission, the participant fee for this program has been reduced from $1,400 (actual cost) to $850 per person!


By the end of this course, participants will understand:

  • The impact of secure developmental attachment on neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral development
  • How developmental trauma (abuse and neglect) create insecure and disorganized 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.


Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a limited practice in South Portland, Maine. He founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and who demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. This treatment occurs in a family setting, with caregivers and youth working side-by-side to form healthy attachments. Dr. Hughes has spent over 40 years helping children and youth 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 over the past 18 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 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.


This training is for you if...

  • You have experience working with, or looking after, children with developmental trauma that show attachment and relationship difficulties with their primary caregivers.

    This includes:

    Mental health professionals such as therapists and social workers.
    Youth-serving professionals such as educators and residential carers.
    Adoptive parents, foster parents, kinship carers, or caregivers, such as in residential homes.
  • You can travel to Easton, MD for the duration of the training days (June 24-27, 2024)


This in-person program will take place over four consecutive days at Anchor Church

620 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601

Dates and Times

June 24-27, 2024, 8am-5pm each day


Breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks will be provided to participants each day of the training program.

Dinners are not included in the program participation fee.

Registration Fee

This registration fee is payable in one payment of $850, OR in two installments: 50% ($425) to secure the participant’s spot, and the remaining 50% ($425) due by May 24, 2024.

The majority of the cost of participating in this program has been underwritten by the Maryland Community

Health Resources Commission. Actual cost is $1,400.

Scholarships and Payment Plans Available

Limited scholarships are available for those who may otherwise be unable to participate due to financial hardship. If you would like to request financial assistance through a partial scholarship for this program, indicate your interest on your participation enrollment form.


  • Registration is open until the training is full. All registrations are due no later than June 2, 2024.
  • Participants paying via installment plan must remit final registration fee by May 24, 2024.
  • Additional information will be sent to participants following registration.
  • In-person training days to take place June 24-27, 2024.
  • For questions, contact Kelsey Trumbull-Meyers at CenterForLearning@forallseasonsinc.org.

Note: Because this training is grant-funded, For All Seasons is required to report program outcomes. Participants will be asked to complete multiple choice surveys before the training begins and following the training’s completion.


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