Developmental Trauma: Therapy and Care 

Taken From Dan Hughes Ph.D.'s Full Day Presentation

NEW AND UPDATED with Digital Format for All Regions

Included - Developmental Trauma: Effects and Interventions; Attachment, Social Learning & the 3 Rs of Development; Neurobiology, Blocked Trust & Blocked Care; Being Open & Engaged or Defensive; Intersubjectivity Including Its 3 Components; PACE; Aggression, Dissociation, and Nonverbal Communication; Forming an Alliance with Parents and Other Adults; Blocked Care; Discipline & Daily Care; Roleplays  (4HRS, 7MIN) Filmed October 2019

​This recording may not be copied, sold or placed on the internet without written permission from Dan Hughes

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.

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DVDs & Digital Media

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.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Attachment Focused Treatment for Childhood Trauma & Abuse

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.

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. 

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.

Daniel Hughes Ph.D.

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. (Third Edition, 2017)

Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions
Daniel A. Hughes, Kim S. Golding, Julie Hudson  (Authors)

​From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP.
DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.

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.

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.