Daniel Hughes Ph.D.

Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Attachment Focused Treatment for Childhood Trauma & Abuse

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a limited practice in Damariscotta, 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 and the treatment model has expanded to become a general model of family treatment.   He has spent over 40 years helping children and youth reach their full potential and reconnect with others in their lives.

Dan has conducted seminars and 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 with 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

Dan has authored many books including Attachment-Focused Parenting (2009), Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (2011), and, with Jon Baylin, Brain-Based Parenting (2012) and The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy (2016).  He has also written or been featured in many articles, many of which can be found at www.ddpnetwork.org/resources/library/authors/hughes-daniel-a/.