Dan Hughes: Engaging Children in Relating, Regulating & Reflecting

Friday 06 May 2022 12pm - 5pm Online


Dan Hughes

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Learning to Engage Children & Young People with Challenges in Relating, Regulating & Reflecting


A Day with Dan Hughes*

A very special opportunity to spend time learning directly from the wonderful Dan Hughes who will be talking us through a range of theory and principles, as well as offering up practical and creative ways to communicate, support and engage with both children & caregivers through the use of interventions and of course employing the fantastic PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity & Empathy).

*Part of our 25 for £25 initiative – see below for details.


Content Summary: 

Part One:

The Presentation of Theory & Principles

  • The centrality of attachment relationships in all aspects of childhood development
  • How trauma and family dysfunction undermine the developmental tasks of learning to engage in reciprocal relationships, regulate internal states and reflect on the inner lives of themselves and others
  • The experiential process of relating that facilitates these three developmental skills
  • A relational framework for guiding and teaching children & young people (PACE).


Part Two:

Application of Core Principles & Interventions

  • Developing & Maintaining the child’s ability to regulate their affective / cognitive and behavioural states ; Adult Self Regulation – Co-regualtion – Child Self-Regulation
  • Establishing trust through the intersubjective nature of the caregiver-child relationship
  • Co-creating new meanings for the child at home and in school – developing meanings that anticipate success, not failure
  • PACE in action : Engaging the child’s mind and heart while addressing their behaviour.


About Dan:

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. He has conducted seminars, workshops, and spoken at conferences throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia for the past 19 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 president of DDPI – a training Institute which is responsible for the certification of professionals in DDP. Information about DDPI can be found on ddpnetwork.org.  Dan has a limited practice in South Portland, Maine.


Further Learning: 

Dan is the author of many books and articles. These include Attachment-Focused Parenting (2009), Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (2011), with Jon Baylin, Brain-Based Parenting (2012) and The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy (2016), Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions (2019) with Kim Golding and Julie Hudson, The Little Book of Attachment (2020) with Ben Gurney-Smith. Dan’s website is www.danielhughes.org 



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25 FOR £25 INITIATIVE: This event is part of our 25 for £25 initiative offering a ticket to attend for just £25 to the first 25 people to sign up as annual members to The Sunflower Directory. Please see the Join Now section of our website for details of what you’ll need to sign up and to start the application process. The first 25 people to be approved will receive a special code to get their £25 ticket.

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