DDP Skills Group

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Skills Group Program

Spend two hours every month with a small community of clinicians led by child and family therapy expert, Dafna Lender applying your DDP skills to real clinical cases and practicing DDP skills.

This two hour group will be divided into two parts:

  • Hour one: We will study a real case of a group participant and will discuss clinical challenges and how DDP skills can be applied to the case. Clinicians will have the option to present a case to the group if they sign up for the four session package.
  • Hour Two: We will pick a DDP skill relevant to the case discussed in hour one and have a turn practicing the skill in small groups.

The skills could be such topics as:

  • Practicing PACE
  • Curiosity/Making Guesses
  • Dealing w/ Child's Resistance
  • Talking for the Child in Session
  • Managing Parent Resistance
  • When Parents Need Individual Work

~ All sessions: 8:00am - 10:00am CT ~
(Central Time, USA & Canada)

Upcoming Dates:
October 20, 2023 | November 17, 2023 | December 15, 2023

January 19, 2024 | February 16, 2024 | March 15, 2024

April 12, 2024

Please contact: [email protected] if you have any questions!


1. Skills Group

$60.00 USD

Program Only

2. Skills Group Bundle

$200.00 USD

Special Pricing. Entire package was $240.00 USD

Included features:

  • Select 4 sessions!
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Q: Why should I join this consultation group?

A: Besides the fact that this will help you sleep better at night knowing that you have a coherent plan for your toughest cases (!), you will learn how to practice DDP in the most effective way: by doing it. Rather than only having attachment theory inform your practice intellectually, you will learn actual attachment-based skills and techniques to turn theory into practice.

Q: Do I have to present a video in order to get DDP supervision on a case?

A: No, you can just present orally. You can even do a live role play on Zoom if you are feeling courageous.

Q: What if I can’t fill a whole hour of my supervision time?

A: This rarely happens! But if you run out of questions, we will turn to the group for their questions/comments.

Q: What kind of technology will I need?

A: The supervision will be done through Zoom, which is an online conference program. You will need a webcam and microphone, a stable internet connection and your video on your computer (if you have video).

Q: Will this count towards DDP certification?

A: The DDP practicum begins after you have taken Level 2 and have applied and been accepted to the practicum. For more details, see:https://ddpnetwork.org/ddpi/practitioner-certification-ddp/ Once you are enrolled in the DDP practicum, your presentations will count (as long as you present with video).

Q: If it doesn’t count towards certification until after Level 2, why should I join the supervision group?

A: Besides the fact that this will help you sleep better at night knowing that you have a coherent plan for your toughest cases (!), you will want to build your DDP foundational skills before applying for the official practicum.


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