SAFE PLACE: Parenting Strategies for Facilitating Attachment & Sensory Regulation
DVD Sensory Attunement Focused Environments + Playfulness Love Acceptance Curiosity Empathy

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. and Jan Koomar, Ph.D., OTR/L team up to present this workshop on parenting strategies. The DVD offers practical information that blends attachment and sensory regulation strategies to assist children in their sensory-motor, emotional and cognitive development. This model is applicable to children who are adopted, those with trauma backgrounds including hospitalizations, as well as children who have difficulty bonding because of sensory processing disorder.

The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy: Enhancing Connection & Trust in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Johnathan Baylin (Author), Daniel A. Hughes (Author, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute)

Uniting attachment-focused therapy and neurobiology to help distrustful and traumatized children revive a sense of trust and connection.


It was that one moment
Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D. (Author)

So I ask you to let me go with you into those hidden parts of you and we will discover who you are

Dan Hughes' poetry and reflections on a life of making relationship with children, young people and their families.

Attachment Focused Parenting for Traumatized Children with Attachment Problems - 3 Disc Set

(Parent Series)

Disc #1: General Principles
Disc #2: PACE
Disc #3: Parenting Principles and Intervention


Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child
Kim Golding (Author), Daniel A. Hughes (Author)

All children need love, but for troubled children, a loving home is not always enough. Children who have experienced trauma need to be parented in a special way that helps them feel safe and secure, builds attachments and allows them to heal. This positive book will help parents and carers understand how parenting with love and PACE is invaluable to a child's development, and will guide them through using this parenting attitude to help their child feel happy, confident and secure.

Attachment Focused Family Therapy
Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D. (Author)

This book applies the model of parenting and treatment developed for foster and adopted children and their families and to all families who struggle with parent-child relationship problems. It presents many examples of the treatment as well as the general treatment principles and guidelines. (2007)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Attachment Focused Treatment for Childhood Trauma & Abuse

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook
Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D. (Author)

This practical workbook companion distills the clinical strategies of attachment-oriented family therapy, offering practitioners a host of practical exercises and interventions on the core skills of his treatment program. An accompanying DVD demonstrates Dan Hughes putting these strategies to work in a therapy session, revealing the undeniable power of attachment-focused family therapy to create a safe psychological space for families to repair attachment breaks and build the foundation for a healthier future.


Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment
Daniel A. Hughes (Author, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute), Johnathan Baylin (Author)

In this groundbreaking book, renowned attachment specialist Daniel Hughes and clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin team up to examine parenting dynamics as never before. By exploring the inner-workings of the parental brain, they reveal what happens neurochemically when caregiving skills are strong-leading to healthy attachment-and when they are impaired, or "blocked," potentially leading to a host of behavioral and emotional problems in kids. In doing so, they provide parents-and the family therapists and clinicians who may work with them-a roadmap for a more in-depth, meaningful, and stronger parent-child connection.

The Hope Filled Parent
Meditations for Foster and Adoptive Parents of Children Who Have Been Harmed.
 Written and produced by Michael Trout

This CD consist of 12 poems that are spoken by a child or adult, with background music.

*Five poems are written by Dan.

Daniel Hughes Ph.D.

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children
Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D. (Author)

A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning-how to set limits, provide guidance and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love.

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
Daniel A Hughes Ph.D. (Author)

The book describes in great detail the composite figures of the child, Katie. Alison who diagnoses and treats her severe problems due to trauma and disorganized attachment patterns, and Jackie, the therapeutic foster parent who creates safety and a new awareness of self for Katie following her years of abuse and unsuccessful earlier foster placements. Specific parenting and treatment interventions are clearly presented. (2006)

Developing Attachment: Family Therapy Examples

This three part DVD series demonstrates Dr. Hughes' attachment-focused treatment model with six different families. The first DVD demonstrates two sessions with adolescents and their parents. The second DVD focuses on therapy with children and their parents. The third DVD consists of sessions with parents alone. Each DVD is about two hours in length and has two treatment sessions and a brief description of each session. Part 1 includes a 20 minute presentation of the treatment model with one of the treatment sessions being edited to 40 minutes. The sessions are very realistic, while using amateur actors and actresses.

*The disks in this series may be purchased individually or as a 3-disk set.

Psychological Treatment for Taumatized Children with Attachment Problems - 4 Disc Set

(Professional Series)

Disc #1: General Principles
Disc #2: PACE
Disc #3: Parenting Principles and Interventions
Disc #4: Treatment Principles and Interventions